Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “The Spring Sea Swelling and Falling all the Day,” 1966-1967 (Photo courtesy of UH Mānoa Department of Art and Art History).

WHO/WHAT: A series of haiku poetry in visual form by seven Japanese poets, including Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, and Kobayashi Issa, will be out on display at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s John Young Museum of Art. American artist Stanton Macdonald-Wright called it The Haiga Portfolio while working in Kyoto, Japan in 1966. In the 20 colorful woodblock prints, Macdonald-Wright plays with color, abstraction and feeling. The result is a beautiful relationship of expression between words and images.

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Jan. 24-Sunday, May 8. John Young Museum of Art, 2500 Dole St. Museum hours are Sunday-Thursday from 12-4 p.m. Closed on Fridays and Saturdays, spring break (March 13-19), and state holidays. Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply during weekdays. Parking is free on Sundays. Due to a city mandate, all attendees aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative test, taken within 48 hours of arriving to the museum, along with a valid photo ID for entry. For more information, go to


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