The mission of the Hofstra University Museum is dedicated to furthering the understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts. Through its collections, exhibitions and educational interpretive programs the Museum helps people to make deep and long-lasting connections to works of art as well as to the varied cultures from which they originate.
Naturally connecting to the core mission of the Museum, a commitment to diversity awareness initiatives and programs has developed and continues to grow. Each program and endeavor is designed to engage students, faculty, and the public in cultural explorations that further knowledge and understanding of our global society, our shared cultural heritage, as well as making distinct links to our daily lives and communities.
ExhibitionsThe Hofstra University Museum offers changing exhibitions that explore culturally diverse themes and topics. Each exhibition provides rich opportunities for the Hofstra University community as well as the broader public to study the work of various cultures, artists from other nations and backgrounds, as well as different eras and times. Recent exhibitions that foster cultural awareness include:
- Bearden, Lawrence and Parks: Artists of Influence
- African American Highlights from the Readers’ Digest Association Art Collection
- On Location: Women Photographers from the Hofstra University Museum Collection
- Out of Africa: Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collection
- Indian Art After Independence: Selected Works From the Collections of Virginia & Ravi Akhoury and Donald & Shelley Rubin
- Soweto Art: From the Collection of Violet and Les Payne
Person of Color Sculpture Competition and Selection
In 2007, a committee comprised of students, faculty, administration and staff was formed to oversee the selection of an outdoor sculpture for the Hofstra campus that reflected diversity and the accomplishments of people of color. |more|
JP Morgan Chase Art Travelers through Time: Literacy and History through Art at the Hofstra University Museum
With generous funding provided by JP Morgan Chase, this vital academic year-long program is designed to engage third grade students from local school districts in the study of concepts related to local and global community understanding, through the use of object-based learning. |more|
Cultural Diversity Awareness Program
Using the rich resources of the Hofstra University Museum’s collection and thanks to the generosity of the Hofstra University Office of the President and other funders, the Cultural Diversity Awareness Program features a series of posters that highlight works from around the world dating from ancient to modern times. |more|