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Artwork at Hamilton Library

The library is home to many exceptional pieces of art. The artwork is listed by floor below. Click on the accompanying images to get a closer view.

Ground Floor

Rosarito, acrylic on canvas by SAM Redspoon

Rosarito, Lobby, by Government Documents & Maps

Acrylic on canvas by John Wisnosky as SAM Redspoon , circa 1995. Gift to the Library from Merium Wisnosky, 2012.

First Floor

Epitaph sculpture by Harold Tovish

Epitaph, Outside Main Entrance

Sculpture of black granite, stainless steel, and chromed bronze, by Harold Tovish, 1970. Commission: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Shinto Lion dog sculpture

Pair of Animal Guardian Figures, Main Entrance

Protective "lion-dog" figures, stone. Brought from Japan in 1924 for the Shinto Wakamiya Inari Shrine formerly on King St., given to the University in 1942.

Makahiki Ho'okupu, mural by Juliette May Fraser

Makahiki Ho'okupu, Main Entrance

Charcoal and sanguine mural on masonite by Juliette May Fraser, 1939. Made for the 1939 San Francisco International Exposition, presented to the Library in 1977 by the Hawaii Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. Restored 1980 and 2000.

Portrait of Thomas Hale Hamilton

Thomas Hale Hamilton, University of Hawaii President, 1963-1968, Lobby, by Circulation Desk

Oil painting by Eve Incledon. Presented by the Class of 1968.

Defining Moment, mixed media by Ross Togashi

Defining Moment, Lobby

Mixed media in shadow box by Ross Togashi, 2005. Library purchase.

Linocut and screenprint by Laura Smith.

Night, Microfilm Room

Linocut, screenprint by Laura Smith. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

woodcut and serigraph print by Laura Smith

Tickets Home, Microfilm Room

Woodcut and serigraph print by Laura Smith. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Figurative woodblock print by Laura Smith

Birthday Party Guests I, Microfilm Room

Woodcut print by Laura Smith. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Relief wallhanging by Jean Williams

#10 Wallhanging, Microfilm Room

Wallhanging with chenille and pheasant feathers by Jean Williams. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

cat and dogs painting by Sally French

Pepper Dog Lovingly Chew on Bobby Cat While...,, CLIC Lab

Oil on wood by Sally French, 1996. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

cat and dogs painting by Sally French

Bobby Puts Frozen Peas on Poochie's Head, CLIC Lab

Oil on wood by Sally French, 1996. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

cat and dogs painting by Sally French

To Help with a Migraine, CLIC Lab

Oil on wood by Sally French, 1996. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

kapa by Pualani Lincoln Maielua

Puhenehene, CLIC Lab

Kapa from wild wauke of Kalopa, natural dyes by Pualani Lincoln Maielua, 2009. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Woodblock by John E. Buck

The Prisoner, CLIC Lab

Woodblock print by John E. Buck, 1987. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Color photograph of 'Iolani Luahine teaching by Francis Haar.

Instructing a Workshop at Nanakuli, Sunny Alcove

Color  photograph ('Iolani Luahine series) by Francis Haar, 1969. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Black and white photograph of 'Iolani Luahine dancing by Francis Haar

Hula Auwana, Sunny Alcove

Black and white photograph ('Iolani Luahine series) by Francis Haar, 1968. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Photograph of 'Iolani Luahine leading Royal Court at Kilauea for Aloha Week by Francis Haar

Royal Court at Kilauea - Aloha Week, Sunny Alcove

Black and white photograph ('Iolani Luahine series) by Francis Haar, 1968. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Swimmer's Quilt by Mari Sakamoto.

Swimmer's Quilt, Lobby

Quilt by Mari Sakamoto, 1996. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Mixed media sculpture by Reiko Brandon

Blooming in Shadow, Lobby, by Bridge

Mixed media sculpture by Reiko Brandon, 1975. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Diptych print by Laura Smith

House Dress, Entrance to Bridge Gallery

Woodcut and chine collé (diptych) by Laura Smith, 1997. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Kona Shore oil by D. Howard Hitchcock

Kona Shore, Reception, Room 112

Oil on canvas by D. Howard Hitchcock, 1934. Gift of Leonora N. Bilger.

Rough Waters painting by Wm. Twigg-Smith

Rough Waters, Reception, Room 112

Oil painting by William Twigg-Smith, 1932. Presented by the Class of 1932.

genre painting by George Morland

Caulking the Boat, Reception, Room 112

Oil on canvas by George Morland, 1763-1804. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. James S. Porter.

First Floor Addition

Siapo by Mary Pritchard

Samoan Siapo, Lobby

Siapo mamanu with mulberry bark and organic dyes by Mary Pritchard, c. 1965. Gift to the Library from Joan Griffis, 2009.

abstract landscape painting by Toshiko Takaezu

Lava II, Lobby

Acrylic on canvas by Toshiko Takaezu, 1969. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

The Fire and Sea Took Oath Together, Lobby

Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1983. Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002.

Drawing of Augusta Ball by Jacqueline Chun

Alice Augusta Ball (1892-1916), Lobby

Conté crayon on paper by Jacqueline Moore Chun, 2000. Commissioned gift of Stan Ali.

Acrylic, abstract M. Turnbull

Floods of the Yellow Gold of the Gorgeous Indolent, Sinking Sun, Ewa Wall

Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1983. Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002.

Second Floor

Cheng's Nana I Ke Kumu

Nana i ke Kumu (Look to the Source), Open Stairwell

Batik triptych by Yvonne Cheng, 1978. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Flight to the Sun, batik by Kussudiardja

Flight to the Sun, Next to Open Stairwell

Batik painting by Bagong Kussudiardja, 1973. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Will Lidsker, 1987.

Pigeon, batik by Kussudiardja

The Pigeon, Next to Open Stairwell

Batik painting by Bagong Kussudiardja, 1972. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Will Lidsker, 1987.

Kalawao Colors, photograph by Jim Kastner

Kalawao Colors, Study Carrels

Color photograph by Jim Kastner, 1989. Library purchase.

Kualanui Sunset, photo by Kastner

Kualanui Sunset, Study Carrels

Color photograph by Steven Kastner, 1991. Library purchase.

Detail of Kastner's Sunset at Pihea

Sunset at Pihea, Study Carrels

Color photograph by Steven Kastner, 1981. Library purchase.

Windward Dawn, photo by Kastner

Windward Dawn, Study Carrels

Color photograph by Steven Kastner, 1983. Library purchase.

Lanikai Dawn, color photograph by John Haak

Lanikai Dawn, Study Carrels

Color photograph by John Haak. Gift to the Library.

Second Floor Addition

Untitled acrylic on canvas by John Wisnosky

Rain's Reflections, Bridge Gallery

Acrylic on canvas by John Wisnosky, 1980. Gift to the Library from Merium Wisnosky, 2011

Untitled acrylic on canvas by John Wisnosky

Untitled, Bridge Gallery

Acrylic on canvas by John Wisnosky, 1984. Gift to the University from Wayne Morioka, 2008.

Landscape painting of River Street bridge by Sidney T.K. Yee

Bridge, Bridge, Bridge Gallery

Acrylic, paper on aluminum by Sidney T.K. Yee, 2002. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Rainbow pattern weaving in three horizontal parts by Reiko Brandon

Anuenue #2, Central Lobby

Weaving by Reiko Brandon, 1977. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Third Floor

landscape drawing by Don Dugal.

Public Space, Elevator Lobby

Charcoal and conte' drawing on paper by Don Dugal, 1992. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Abstract landscape screenprint by Allyn Bromley

Manoa, Elevator Lobby

Screenprint by Allyn Bromley, 1990. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Photograph of Indonesian woodcarvers by Penny Kaiman-Rayner.

Indonesian Series: Wood Carvers, Study Carrels

Sepia toned, hand colored silver gelatin photograph by Penny Kaiman-Rayner, 1991. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Photograph of Indonesian banana seller by Penny Kaiman-Rayner.

Indonesian Series: Banana Seller, Study Carrels

Sepia toned hand colored silver gelatin photograph by Penny Kaiman-Rayner, 1991. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Photograph of Indonesian man in shop by Penny Kaiman-Rayner

Indonesian Series: Man in Shop, Study Carrels

Sepia toned, hand colored silver gelatin photograph by Penny Kaiman-Rayner, 1991. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Third Floor Addition

Acrylic abstract landscape M. Turnbull

"A Lonesome Place Against the Sky" -- Edwin Markham, Lobby

Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1982. Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002.

Acrylic abstract landscape M. Turnbull

"The West was Getting out of Gold" -- Robert Frost, Lobby

Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1982-1989. Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002.

Fourth Floor

Detail of Carp and Willow Branch

Carp and Willow Branch, Asia Collection Lobby

Japanese brush painting on silk. Gift to the Library.

Seated Amida Buddha, 15th century sculpture

Seated Amida Buddha, Asia Collection Reading Room

15th century. Japan. Lacquered wood, gold over black. Stand (in four parts) of red and gold lacquer. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Replica Chinese soldier statue

Chinese Soldier, Asia Collection Reading Room

Replica of terra cotta funerary figure from the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di, Sian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, completed 247-208 BC. Gift of Mr. Tanahashi, 1987.

The Bickford-Gallian Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Asia Collection Reading Room

Zhou to Song dynasty pieces (circa 1050 B. C. - 1400 A. D.) Gift of Donald D. Bickford and Earl Gallian, 1986.

Fourth Floor Addition

Acrylic, blue abstract M. Turnbull

"The Polar Night...." -- Edith Stillwell, Lobby

Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1973. Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002.

Acrylic, abstract brown M. Turnbull

It is a Brittle Morning that Yields the Truth, Lobby

Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1973. Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002.

Fifth Floor

Model of canoe

Eleven Model Canoes, Special Collections Reading Room & Hall

Documents: Evidence Found in a Library, mixed media by R Togashi

Documents: Evidence Found in a Library, Hall

Silver gelatin prints and mixed media by Ross Togashi, 2004. Library purchase.

Chain of Craters: Mapping the Territory, mixed media by R Togashi

Chain of Craters Road: Mapping a Family History, Hall

Mixed media by Ross Togashi, 2003. Loan: Ross Togashi.

Portable fresco, painting #1178 by Jean Charlot

Kahuna with Sacred Stone, Hall

Portable fresco demonstration for Helen Gilbert art class, Painting #1178, by Jean Charlot, 1969. Gift to the University Art Department, transferred to the Library, 2014.

Mestiza with Orange Fan oil by Jean Charlot

Mestiza with Orange Fan, Jean Charlot Collection

Oil Painting by Jean Charlot, 1976. Loan: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Palauan Village at Night by Gibbons

Palauan Village at Night, Special Collections Reading Room

Watercolor on paper by Rechucher Charlie Gibbons, 1982. Gift of Dr. Vivian B. Halverson, 1998.

First Child Ceremony by Gibbons

First Child Ceremony, Special Collections Reading Room

Ink and watercolor on paper by Rechucher Charlie Gibbons, 1982. Gift of Dr. Vivian B. Halverson, 1998.

Agee's House, watercolor by Hilbeary

Agee's House, Special Collections Reading Room

Watercolor by R. Hilbeary, 1984.

Ukall story board by Omengebar

The Unfaithful Wife of the Shark Fisherman, Special Collections Reading Room

Ukall wood story board from Belau by Saharias Omengebar, 1980. Long-term loan from Dr. Donald H. Rubinstein.

Marquesan ceremonial war club

Marquesan Ceremonial War Club, Special Collections Reading Room

Gift to the University.

Portrait of Janet Bell

Janet Bell, Hawaiian Curator 1936-1970, Special Collections Reading Room

Oil painting from a photograph. Anonymous gift, September 1990.

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