Hofstra University Museum of Art

112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 - United States





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The Hofstra University Museum of Art permanent collections include more than 5,000 works of art and cultural artifacts in varied media dating from the ancient to the contemporary, with a focus on American Art of the 18th through 21st century. The Museum’s mission is to “advance knowledge and understanding through experiences with authentic works of art from the world’s diverse cultures ...”

The Hofstra University Museum of Art has two wheelchair accessible galleries on the south campus of Hofstra University, Emily Lowe Gallery located on South campus behind Emily Lowe Hall and David Filderman Gallery located on the ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library. The Museum is open year-round and offers a variety of public programs for adults, families, seniors and pre-K-12th grade classes such as free family exploration backpacks to guide adults and children as they explore sculptural works indoors and outdoors.


Hofstra University Museum of Art Presents:

Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age
January 28 - June 19, 2020
Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Art, science, and technology have become increasingly intermingled. The distinctions between the disciplines are less clear, leading into unknown territory where all things are possible. The eight artists, drawn from the membership of the American Abstract Artists organization, explore some of the unexpected ways that math, science and technology are transforming our perception of the visual arts. Using a range of styles and materials, creating both two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and site-specific works, these artists investigate mathematical or scientific principles, in both explicit and implicit ways, and often use technology to produce their work. The works of art in the exhibition – by artists James O. Clark, John Goodyear, Lynne Harlow, Daniel G. Hill, Gilbert Hsiao, Irene Rousseau, James Seawright, and Patricia Zarate – can be difficult to categorize.

Nevertheless She Persisted
March 31 - August 14, 2020
David Filderman Gallery
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, this exhibition focuses on the struggles and contributions of women artists. The exhibition will include a range of artistic styles and media from the Hofstra University Museum of Art collection. Artists include: Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Dorothy Dehner, Miriam Schapiro, Käthe Kollwitz, Lee Krasner, Jane Peterson, Howardena Pindell, Bridget Riley, and more.

Funding for these exhibitions has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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