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Pacific Pathways • Caroline Yacoe • 223 Paiko Drive • Honolulu, Hawaii 96821 • Phone/Text (808) 384-5438 • e-mail:

"Tamtam" slit-gong drum,

North Ambrym, Vanuatu


Caroline Yacoe traded in the island of Manhattan for those of Hawaii and the Pacific in l978. Subsequent travel throughout Oceania and field work in Papua New Guinea on “The Survival of Traditional Cultures along the Sepik River'' for an  MA in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, deepened her involvement with the cultures and people of the Pacific which continues to this day. While appreciating the superb aesthetic quality of Oceanic Art which remains one of the non-western’s world’s greatest art forms, she is always particularly interested in how the art reflects the culture and the changes both are going through. Caroline’s travels and art collecting led to extensive photographic coverage and ultimately documentaries on the peoples and art of the Pacific especially in the Melanesian area. Caroline was often accompanied by and worked with her late husband Donald Yacoe a painter and Professor Emeritus of Art from Long Island University N.Y.

Film, Video, & CD Projects

Art from the Pacific Pathways Collection is in many private collections and museums including: The Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art in Honolulu,   Los  Angeles County Museum, the Fine Art Museum of Houston, The St. Louis Art Museum, the Field Museum in Chicago, the London Museum, Museè Quai Branly- Jacques Chirac in Paris and the Anthropology Museum at the University of British Columbia. Architectural Firms and Interior Designers have selected art from the Pacific Pathways Collection for their clients including the Hyatt Regency, Kauai, Hawaii and the Four Seasons Hotels on Maui and Lanai, Hawaii. 



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