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Diversity Awareness Initiatives

The mission of the Hofstra University Museum is to "advance knowledge and understanding through experiences with authentic works of art from the world’s diverse cultures." The Museum’s mission is achieved through collection acquisition and preservation, exhibitions and interpretive resources.

Naturally connecting to the core mission of the Museum, a commitment to diversity awareness initiatives and programs continues to expand.  Each program and endeavor is designed to engage students, faculty, and the public in cultural explorations that further knowledge and understanding of our global society, our shared cultural heritage, as well as making distinct links to our daily lives and communities.

Diversity Awareness in Exhibitions, Programs and the Permanent Collections

Exhibitions
The Hofstra University Museum offers changing exhibitions that explore culturally diverse themes and topics.  Each exhibition provides rich opportunities for the Hofstra University community as well as the broader public to study the work of various cultures, artists from other nations and backgrounds, as well as different eras and times.  Below are upcoming and recent exhibitions that foster cultural awareness.

Current Exhibitions

Helmut Mask Poster

Recent Exhibitions

Collections Based Programming

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations at the Hofstra University Museum 
This program includes learning opportunities for Museum guests of all ages, allowing them unique ways of learning about and experiencing the 5,000 original works of art and artifacts featured in the Museum’s permanent collection. |more|

Art Travelers through Time: Literacy and History through Art at the Hofstra University Museum
With generous funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and others, this vital academic year-long program is designed to engage third grade students from local school districts in the study of concepts related to local and global community understanding, through the use of object-based learning. |more|

Focus on the Hofstra University Museum Permanent Collections

The Museum's permanent collections represent the world’s diverse cultures with more than 5,000 works of art dating from 5,000 BCE to the contemporary from six continents.  Using these rich resources and thanks to the generosity of the Hofstra University Office of the President and other funders, the Cultural Diversity Awareness Program features a series of posters that highlight works from around the world dating from ancient to modern times. | more |


  • Converging Voices: Gender and Identity
  • Women in Contrast