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Acquired Riches:
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
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.

Related Programs*:

Opening Reception
Friday, September 24, 2010
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Emily Lowe Gallery

An Insider's View: Painting Conservator Jonathan Sherman
Saturday, October 16, 2010
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Emily Lowe Gallery

Looking at Art 101: with Nancy Richner, education director at the Hofstra University Museum
Saturday, November 6, 2010
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Emily Lowe Gallery

Gifts of Art:  The Public Impact
Thursday, November 11, 2010
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Emily Lowe Gallery

*Program fees may apply.  For more information or to register for Museum events please call (516) 463-5672 or click here.

  • Keisai Eisen, Fukagawa

    Keisai Eisen, Fukagawa, ca. 1810-1845, Color woodcut, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goldberg, HU74.05.17

  • Africa, Mali, Dogon, Monkey Mask

    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

    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, Gift of Dr. William M. Lannik

    Mexico, Remojadas, Standing Figure, Pre-Columbian, Ceramic, Gift of Dr. William M. Lannik, HU67.9

  • Stan Brodsky, Reaching Towards

    Stan Brodsky, Reaching Towards, 2004, Oil and paint stick on linen, Gift of the artist, HU 2008.1

  • Benjamin West, Man Throwing Stone

    Benjamin West, Man Throwing Stone, ca. 1785-1800, Red chalk on paper, Gift of Dr. Milton M. Gardner, HU 89.41

  • Oceania, New Guinea, Yam Mask

    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

    James McNeill Whistler, The Terrace, Luxembourg, 1894, Lithograph, Gift of Mrs. Barnes, HU 64.191


  • Converging Voices: Gender and Identity
  • Women in Contrast