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Date: Jan 11, 2010
Hofstra University Museum Presents “Something’s A Foot: Small Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collection”
Exhibition Includes Only Pieces of Art 12 Inches or Less in All DirectionsHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – This original exhibition “Something’s A Foot: Small Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collection” features works from a variety of media that all measure 12 inches or less in all directions. The sizes of the works of art depend upon the object’s purpose, the state of technology at the time it was created or may simply be the artist’s choice.
The exhibit is curated by museum Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Collections Karen Albert and is on view from January 4 through September 12, 2010 in the Hofstra University Museum’s David Filderman Gallery on the ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, south campus.
The intimate, small scale works of art in this exhibit reflect the diversity of objects in the Museum’s collection. The Museum’s permanent collection contains approximately 4,700 works of art from numerous countries and cultures that span hundreds of years. The media of the pieces include paint, pencil, wood, metal, stone and ceramics. Among the artists are Dorothy Dehner, Carl Holty, Patrick Hughes, Lila Katzen, Nathaniel Kaz, David Levine, Rene Magritte, Diego Rivera, George Romney, and Max Weber.
“When selecting works of art for an exhibition often the largest and most dramatic pieces are chose,” explains Albert. “This exhibition highlights some of the small gems in the collections, most of which have not previously been exhibited.”
During the course of the exhibition, some of the objects and art will be changed to encourage multiple visits and opportunities to enjoy varied aspects of the Museum’s collection.
The Museum’s Executive Director Beth E. Levinthal states, “The Hofstra University Museum collection has grown through the years to include works from six continents with works dating from the pre-Columbian era to the present. The changing nature of this exhibition, through the months ahead, will bring fresh perspectives with each new addition from the Museum’s rich resources.”
For more information on this exhibit and other programs offered by the Hofstra University Museum please visit www.hofstra.edu/museum
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