The Hofstra University Museum, the only American Alliance of Museums accredited university museum on Long Island, has permanent collections that contain more than 5,000 objects spanning 35 centuries of human history, with works of art and cultural artifact representing 6 continents. The collections include major works of art by American and European modern era artists in painting, sculpture, photography, prints and other works on paper, along with Asian, Oceanic, African and Pre-Columbian art.
In this age of digital accessibility, the Museum's permanent collections are now shared with the public on an increasing basis through a website called eHive! Click here to visit the Museum's eHive site and view more than 400 authentic objects from the varied aspects of the Museum's collections.
NOTE: The following abbreviations are used by the Museum for objects in the eHive database: After the indicated year date, BCE and CE, mean “Before the Common Era” and “Common Era.” This alternative nomenclature is used by many museums to replace the traditional BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini meaning in the Year of Our Lord).
Focus on the Artist
The Hofstra University Museum does not provide appraisals or authenticate works of art. A suggested source for appraisers is the Appraisers Association of America. Please visit their website: www.appraisersassoc.org for more information.