A Celebration: The Hofstra Museum at 40
January 28 - April 13, 2003
Emily Lowe Gallery
The exhibit, A Celebration: The Hofstra Museum at 40 which opens January 28, 2003 and continues through April 13, 2003, features 60 pieces from the Hofstra Museum collection of more than 4500 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. Reaccreditation 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 Museums."
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 paintings, sculpture, and Asian and African works of art. The following exhibition (Part II) will display works of art on paper--prints, drawings, and photographs. For more information on the Permanent Collection click here.