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Women in Contrast

Through August 18, 2017
David Filderman Gallery


Curated by Kristy L. Caratzola, the Museum’s former collections manager, this original exhibition features iconic imagery captured by a selection of innovative modernist and contemporary female photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Marilyn Bridges, Nancy Burson, Imogen Cunningham, Donna Ferrato, Toni Frissell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Dorothy Norman.

This exhibition is offered in association with the 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities to be held at Hofstra University June 1-4, 2017. For more information, please visit their event page.

Funding support has been provided by Astoria Bank, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Barbara Roux.

Gallery Location and Hours

David Filderman Gallery
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, Noon - 4 p.m.

Summer Hours (May 16-September 3, 2017):
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Mary Ellen Mark, Father and Son, Dallas, Texas, 1987

Mary Ellen Mark (American, 1940-2015), Father and Son, Dallas, Texas, 1987, from the portfolio In America, c. 1992 Gelatin silver print, 14 in. x 11 in., Hofstra University Museum Collections, gift of Steven and Susan Ball, HU93.17.2

Related Programs:

Exhibition Reception
Friday, April 21, 2017 • 4-5:00 p.m.
RSVP to 516-463-5672 | Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Curator’s Talk: with Kristy Caratzola, exhibition curator and Hofstra University Museum former collections manager
Friday, April 21, 2017 • 3-4:00 p.m.
Program fees may apply. Advanced registration is required.

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


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