A Celebration: The Hofstra Museum at 40 / Works on Paper
August 26 - December 12, 2003
Emily Lowe Gallery
The exhibition, A Celebration: The Hofstra Museum at 40 / Works on Paper which opens August 26th and continues through December 12, 2003, features 59 pieces from the Hofstra Museum collection of nearly 5,000 works of art. Built in 1963 as the Emily Lowe Gallery, through a grant from the Joseph and Emily Lowe Foundation, the Museum first attained accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 1985, at a time when only a small percentage of museums in the United States had that certification. Reaccredidation was awarded in 1997 once more demonstrating "a professional level of operation in accordance with the standard of excellence prescribed by the American Association of Museum."
As the permanent collection has grown over the years, two additional exhibition areas were added in the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library for conference and permanent collection displays. It is fitting after 40 years to present a sampling of those works that represent both the diversity and quality of the collection. This exhibition includes drawings, prints, and photographs. For more information on the Permanent Collection click here.