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(Shidler College of Business)
painted mural, Padraic Shigetani, 1978.
(Shidler College of Business 2nd floor lanai)
Nth Power, steel, Charles W. Watson, 1971.
(Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for
Mind & Heart - metal, Frank Sheriff, 1995.
Spirit of Loyalty - cast glass, Rick Mills, 1995.
VVV - copper, Bumpei Akaji, 1995.
These three works on the second floor honor the Varsity Victory Volunteers, which were UH students who served the US Army during World War II.
Varney Circle Fountain
At its center is a fountain named in honor of a teacher from the Normal School.
The School existed in the late 1800s to early 1900s before a merger with the University in 1931.
The fountain was one of the first to incorporate Hawaiian mythological figures into its architecture; the incorporation of such images was quite the controversy at the time.
(Hamilton Library entrance)
Shinto koma-inu, anonymous, ca. 1924.
The koma-inu (lion-dogs) were brought from Japan to front the Shinto Inari Shrine on King Street. The koma-inu were given to the University in 1942.
(Hamilton Library plaza)
bronze, steel, and granite, Harold Tovish, 1970.
(John F. Kennedy Theatre/Lawn)
Hawai‘i Peace Memorial, granite, Koji, 1986.
stained glass, Art Professor Murray Turnbull and Phyllis Turnbull, 1959.
Above the lobby's main entrance
to the hall is a huge stained glass window.
The best vantage point is from the inside.
The Fourth Sign,
metal, Tony Smith, 19xx.
A representation of Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, it crouches next to the building on the lawn adjacent to the McCarthy Mall.
Smith, a well-known American sculptor, gifted this massive sculpture to the University.