Highlights from the Hofstra University Museum Collection
In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Hofstra University
September 1 - December 17, 2010
Emily Lowe Gallery
Paul Gauguin, Portrait of a Woman, 1881-1882, Oil on canvas, Gift of Alexander Rittmaster, HU 64.169
While Hofstra University was established in 1935, the Hofstra University Museum's history began in 1963 with the establishment of the Emily Lowe Gallery. From a permanent collection that began with random donations to the University, today the museum's collection houses approximately 5,000 works of art that span six continents and date from the pre-Columbian era to the contemporary. It is through the generosity of art donors, past and present, that this essential development of the collection has taken place. This exhibition highlights the artists, genres, and cultures represented in the Hofstra University Museum collection while paying tribute to the significant contribution of our art donors who are composed of alumni, art collectors, artists, faculty, friends, trustees and others.
Acquired Riches: Highlights from the Hofstra University Museum Collection includes paintings by Karel Appel, Edwin Dickinson, Conrad Felixmüller, Paul Gauguin, George Grosz, Johan Barthold Jongkind, and Joan Mitchell; works on paper by Jean Charlot, Arthur Bowen Davies, James Rosenquist, and Georges Rouault; photographs by Donna Ferrato, Ralph Gibson, Danny Lyon, August Sander and Andy Warhol; and works of art from Africa, China, Japan, Mexico and Oceania.
Gallery Location and Hours
Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Photo Gallery: click on 'i' for more information
Keisai Eisen, Fukagawa, ca. 1810-1845, Color woodcut, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goldberg, HU74.05.17
Africa, Mali, Dogon, Monkey Mask, 20th century, Wood with encrustation, Gift of Mrs. Gilbert Graham, HU 2005.3.42
Donna Ferrato, West Broadway Liquor Store Bar, 2006, Pigments on fiber paper, Gift of Susan and Steven Ball, HU 2009.3.1
Mexico, Remojadas, Standing Figure, Pre-Columbian, Ceramic, Gift of Dr. William M. Lannik, HU67.9
Stan Brodsky, Reaching Towards, 2004, Oil and paint stick on linen, Gift of the artist, HU 2008.1
Benjamin West, Man Throwing Stone, ca. 1785-1800, Red chalk on paper, Gift of Dr. Milton M. Gardner, HU 89.41
Oceania, New Guinea, Sepik River, Abelam, Yam Mask, 20th century, Balsa, rattan and pigments, Gift of Cedric H. Marks, HU 73.76
James McNeill Whistler, The Terrace, Luxembourg, 1894, Lithograph, Gift of Mrs. Barnes, HU 64.191