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Date: May 18, 2010
Hofstra University Museum Receives $5,000 In Funding From Astoria Federal Savings
Funding to Support Current and Future Exhibitions
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra University Museum has received a $5,000 gift from Astoria Federal Savings in support of two exhibitions, Settling Into Nature: La Bassée, A Contemporary Landscape in France Photographs by Mikael Levin, and Acquired Riches: Highlights from the Collection in celebration of the University’s 75th anniversary.
“On behalf of Hofstra University, the Museum thanks Astoria Federal Savings for this new and important funding in support of two exhibitions and their recognition of the outreach provided by our efforts to the University and Long Island,” said Hofstra University Museum Executive Director Beth E. Levinthal.
In Settling Into Nature: La Bassée, A Contemporary Landscape in France Photographs by Mikael Levin, the artist pairs the photographs of the rural French landscape by the internationally recognized artist Mikael Levin with excerpts from texts that influenced the artist in his work. These texts are meant to suggest a broader reading of the photographs, relating the specific to the general, the local to the global. The exhibit is on view from May 4 through July 30, 2010 in the Hofstra University Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery, south campus and is guest curated by Hofstra University Professor of Fine Arts and Art History, Dan Devine.
Acquired Riches: Highlights from the Collection will be on view September 1 – December 17, 2010 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Hofstra. This exhibition acknowledges the significant contribution of the Hofstra University Museum’s art donors, honoring those who have made its collection what it is today. The exhibition highlights the diversity of the Museum’s 5,000 objects and will include work by Conrad Felixmüller, Paul Gauguin, George Grosz, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol, as well as African and Oceanic ethnographic pieces and Pre-Columbian artifacts. The opening reception will be held September 25, 2010 from 2 – 4 p.m.
For information on this exhibit and associated programs offered by the Hofstra University Museum please visit www.hofstra.edu/museum
The Hofstra University Museum has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive, continued accreditation by the American Association of Museums (AAM). Approximately less than 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.