Integral to the academic mission of Hofstra University, the Hofstra University Museum advances knowledge and understanding through experiences with authentic works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. The Museum’s mission is achieved through collection acquisition and preservation, exhibitions and interpretive resources.
The Hofstra University Museum initiates and facilitates rich and varied cultural and artistic explorations in an atmosphere that promotes the open exchange of ideas.
The Hofstra University Museum:
- Was founded in 1963
- Is an American Alliance of Museums (AAM) nationally accredited museum
- Has a permanent collection of approximately 5,000 works of art in varied media dating from the ancient to the contemporary, and includes American artists of the 18th through 21th centuries
- Is open year-round to the public with free admission
- Offers educational and public programs (i.e., lectures, performances, workshops, tours)
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums
The Hofstra University Museum has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive, continued accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Approximately 3-4% of museums nationwide have earned this distinguished recognition. Accreditation certifies that the Hofstra University Museum operates according to professional standards, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public.