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Art Works - Hamilton Library

The library is home to many exceptional pieces of art. Click on the floors listed below to see what each floor has, and click on the accompanying images to get a closer view.

First Floor

PAIR OF ANIMAL GUARDIAN FIGURES, Outside Main Entrance
Protective "lion-dog" figures, stone.
Brought from Japan in 1924 for the Shinto Inari Shrine on King St., given to the University in 1942.

EPITAPH, Outside Main Entrance
Sculpture of black granite, stainless steel, and chromed bronze, by Harold Tovish, 1970. State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

MAKAHIKI HO'OKUPU, Outer Lobby
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.
Detail of the Fraser mural

KE ANUENUE, THE RAINBOW, Lobby
Twenty linoleum block prints by Juliette May Fraser, 1952

THOMAS HALE HAMILTON, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PRESIDENT, 1963-1968 Lobby behind circulation desk
Oil painting by Eve Incledon.
Presented by the Class of 1968.

HALEAKALA, THE TREK, Administration Conference Room
Three cibachrome photographs by Rob Craig.
State Foundation for Culture and the Arts.

KOREAN PORCELAINOUS STONEWARE CELADON BOWL, Administration Conference Room
Koryo dynasty, 935-1392
Gift of Donald Bickford and Earl Gallian, 1986.
Koryo Bowl

CHINESE CIZHOU STONEWARE CUP STAND, Administration Conference Room
Song to Yuan dynasty, 12-14th century
Gift of Donald Bickford and Earl Gallian, 1986.


CHINESE BODHISATTVA LIMESTONE SCULPTURE, Administration Conference Room
Sui to early Tang dynasty
Gift of Donald Bickford and Earl Gallian, 1986.
Boddhisattva

HANIWA WARRIOR, Administration Conference Room
Gift from Dr. Albert Moscotti, 2003 Haniwa

BRASS TEA DISPENSER, Administration Conference Room
Gift from Yap family, 2003.
Brass Tea Pot

JAPANESE TEA BOWL, Administration Conference Room Japanese Teabowl

SILVER TEA/WINE POT, Administration Conference Room
Silver Wine/Tea Pot

KONA SHORE, Office, Room 112
Oil on canvas by D. Howard Hitchcock, 1934.
Gift of Leonora N. Bilger.

ROUGH WATERS Office, Room 112
Oil painting by William Twigg-Smith, 1932.
Presented by the Class of 1932.

CARL STROVEN, UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN JULY 1, 1943-AUGUST 1, 1966, Room 112
Oil painting by Charles K. Graydon.
Presented by the Associates of the University Library, 1977.

TWO ASIAN RUBBINGS, Room 112 Detail of Rubbing

CAULKING THE BOAT Room 112
Oil on canvas by George Morland, 1763-1804.
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. James S. Porter.

BANK'S FLORILEGIUM, Room 112
Selections (on rotation) of the published prints of seven hundred and thirty-eight copperplate engravings of plants collected on Captain James Cook's first voyage round the world. Engravings were done 1771 and 1784 after drawings by Sydney Parkinson.
The accompanying image links to the Natural History Museum, London.
Knightia Excelsa:  Link to Museum of Natural History

First Floor Addition

LATTITUDE A AND F, Lobby
Screen Print by Allyn Bromley, 1988
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

UNTITLED COLLECTION, Journal area
Ten watercolors of shells by Erica Karawina, 1946-1948
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Detail of one of Karawina's shells

THE FIRE AND SEA TOOK OATH TOGETHER, Lobby
Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1983
Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002

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

MILOLII Central, Reading Area, Phase II
Fourteen photographs by Boone Morrison, Milolii Project, 1973-1974.
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts 73/RC-0001.


LATE COLORS, KUPAPA'U, Center Aisle
Color photograph by Steven Kastner, 1991.
Detail of Kastner's Late Colors

KALAWAO COLORS, Center Aisle
Color photograph by Jim Kastner, 1989.

WINDWARD DAWN, Center Aisle
Color photograph by Steven Kastner, 1983.

SUNSET AT PIHEA, Center Aisle
Color photograph by Steven Kastner, 1981.
Detail of Kastner's Sunset at Pihea

SUNSET ON THE CONES, Center Aisle
Color photograph by Steven Kastner, 1986.


KUALANUI SUNSET, Center Aisle
Color photograph by Steven Kastner, 1991.

LANIKAI DAWN, Center Aisle
Color photograph by John Haak
Detail of Haak's Lanikai Dawn.

THE BLACK BRIGADE.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THROUGHOUT EUROPE, Bridge
Twenty five black and white photographs by Kenneth Kingrey, 1950s
Gift of PERSIS Corporation, 2002
Detail of the Black Brigade

FLIGHT TO THE SUN, Next to Open Stairwell
Batik painting by Bagong Kussudiadjo, 1973.
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Wil Lidsker, 1987.

THE PIGEON, Next to Open Stairwell
Batik painting by Bagong Kussudiadjo, 1972.
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Wil Lidsker, 1987.

NANA I KE KUMU (LOOK TO THE SOURCE), Open Stairwell
Batik triptych by Yvonne Cheng, 1978.
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts 76/UC-0177.
Cheng's Nana I Ke Kumu

Second Floor Addition

ANUENUE #2, Central Lobby
Weaving by Reiko Brandon, 1977.
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts 1292-78.
Brandon's Anuenue #2


Third Floor

TRANSITION, Central Carrel Area
Toned silver gelatin print photographs by Renee Ijima, 1991
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Detail of Ijima photograph

THE BICKFORD-GALLIAN COLLECTION OF CHINESE CERAMICS, Selections, Room 301
Zhou to Song dynasty pieces (circa 1050 B. C. - 1400 A. D.)
Gift of Donald D. Bickford and Earl Gallian, 1986.

KOREAN SILLA POTTERY JEKI, Room 301
Gift from Dr. Albert Moscotti, 2003.

Third Floor Addition

"A LONESOME PLACE AGAINST THE SKY" -- Edwin Markham, Lobby
Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1982
Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002

"THE WEST WAS GETTING OUT OF GOLD" -- Robert Frost, Lobby
Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1982-1989
Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002
Turnbull painting


Fourth Floor

BLACK SHIPS, Opposite Elevators and Room 402
Six pictures of the arrival of Commodore Perry in Japan.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Straub. Currently undergoing preservation treatment.

CHINESE SOLDIER, Opposite elevators
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.
Head of Sian soldier

SEATED AMIDA BUDDHA, Asia Reading Room
15th century. Japan. Lacquered wood, gold over black. Stand (in four parts) of red and gold lacquer. SFCA 71/UC-0077.

CARP AND WILLOW BRANCH, Asia Reading Room
Japanese brush painting on silk.
Gift.
Detail of Carp and Willow Branch

Fourth Floor Addition

"THE POLAR NIGHT...." -- Edith Stillwell, Lobby
Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1973
Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002

IT IS A BRITTLE MORNING THAT YIELDS THE TRUTH, Lobby
Acrylic painting by Murray Turnbull, 1973
Gift of Murray Turnbull, 2002


Fifth Floor

MAYAN WARRIOR, Fifth Floor Hallway
One of nine acrylic-on-masonite panels entitled "Mayan Warriors" by Jean Charlot shown at the August 1970 Flora Pacifica Exhibition.
Detail of Charlot's Mayan Warrior

LOEA HULA, Charlot Collection
Oil Painting of Iolani Luahine by Jean Charlot, 1976.
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts .

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.

JANET BELL, HAWAIIAN CURATOR 1936-1970, Special Collections Reading Room
Oil painting from a photograph.
Anonymous gift, September 1990.

SCULPTURE AND PAINTINGS FROM THE SEPIK REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Special Collections Reading Room
Thirteen pieces. Gift of Dr. Douglas Oliver, Professor of Pacific Anthropology, 1978. Collected by him between the 1950s and 1970s.
Installation provided by the Women's Campus Club.

AGEE'S HOUSE, Special Collections Reading Room
Watercolor by R. Hilbeary, 1984.

ELEVEN MODEL CANOES, Special Collections Reading Room
Model of canoe

PREPARING FOR A FEAST, Special Collections Reading Room
Pencil and watercolor on paper by Rechucher Charlie Gibbons, undated and unsigned.
Gift of Dr. Vivian B. Halverson, 1998.

FIRST CHILD CEREMONY, Special Collections Reading Room
Ink and watercolor on paper by Rechucher Charlie Gibbons, 1982
Gift of Dr. Vivian B. Halverson, 1998.

PALAUAN VILLAGE AT NIGHT, Special Collections Reading Room
Watercolor on paper by Rechucher Charlie Gibbons, 1982
Gift of Dr. Vivian B. Halverson, 1998.

MARQUESAN CEREMONIAL WAR CLUB, Special Collections Reading Room
Gift to the University.

BANK'S FLORILEGIUM, Special Collections Rare Books Room
Selections (on rotation) of the published prints of seven hundred and thirty-eight copperplate engravings of plants collected on Captain James Cook's first voyage round the world. Engravings were done 1771 and 1784 after drawings by Sydney Parkinson.
The accompanying image links to the Natural History Museum, London. Hibiscus tiliaceus:  Link to Museum of Natural History

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