The late artist John Young envisioned a museum on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) that would further art education and benefit the students and the community. Toward the fulfillment of a museum, his bequest to the university included a collection of artworks from Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa, and Mesoamerica. Many of those works were presented at the John Young Museum of Art when it opened to the public in Krauss Hall in 1999. The museum consists of two galleries―one of Asian art and one of tribal art. Most of the works on display were donated by the American/Hawaiian artist John Chin Young. The John Young Museum of Art's holdings of ceramics, sculptures, and works on paper reflect UHM's special interests in Asia and the Pacific. With many noteworthy artifacts from ancient China, the collection reflects John Young's interest in his ancestral homeland. The objects range from Neolithic pottery jars that date as far back as 3000–2000 B.C.E. to the early Ming Dynasty (14th century)
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