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Date: Mar 11, 2010
Hofstra University Museum Receives New York State Council On The Arts Funding
Funding to Support Current Children’s Pleasures Exhibit
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra University Museum has received a $19,745 gift from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) in support of its current exhibition, Children’s Pleasures: American Celebrations of Childhood.
“On behalf of Hofstra University, the Museum is honored to receive this significant support from the New York State Council on the Arts,” said Hofstra University Museum Executive Director Beth E. Levinthal. “Particularly, in this difficult economic climate, this award for the current exhibition is most appreciated and helpful.” Children’s Pleasures: American Celebrations of Childhood is on view through April 18, 2010 in the Hofstra University Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery, south campus and was guest curated by Hofstra Professor of Foundations, Leadership and Policy Studies Donna Barnes, Ed.D.
Among the artists represented in a variety of media are Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, William Merritt Chase, Winslow Homer, George Luks, William Sidney Mount, Norman Rockwell, and Philemona Williamson. In addition to works from the Hofstra University Museum collection, loaned works have come from the collections of a number of art institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jersey City Museum, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton.
“This art historical survey of artists’ depictions of American childhood and its pleasures provides an important opportunity for reflection on the value of play in children’s lives past and present,” stated Levinthal. “Donna Barnes has carefully selected works of art that give viewers an exciting glimpse into the varied pastimes that have defined the joyful pursuits of children over the past two centuries.”
For information on this exhibit and associated programs offered by the Hofstra University Museum please visit www.hofstra.edu/museum
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