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Date: Dec 06, 2011
“The Disappearing Landscape: Selections from the Hofstra University Museum Collection”
Hofstra University Museum Presents an Exhibition Highlighting Works of Art Inspired by the Natural Environment
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – The Disappearing Landscape: Selections from the Hofstra University Museum Collection on view from January 23 – March 18, 2012 in the Hofstra University Museum’s David Filderman Gallery, located in the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, ninth floor, south campus, will feature works from the Museum’s permanent collection that capture the ever-changing global landscape.
This original exhibition curated by the Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections Karen T. Albert, includes 27 drawings, paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture created by artists from a range of countries including the United States, Russia and Japan. The works date from the early 19th century to the 21st century. Artists represented include: Alexander Calder, Harry Callahan, Lucien Clergue, Currier & Ives, Edwin Dickinson, Sally Gall, April Gornik, James McDougal Hart, Katsushika Hokusai, Donald Resnick, Eugene Ruhkin, Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin and Michael A. Smith.
“The importance of land and the environment has been a dominant artistic theme for centuries. In The Disappearing Landscape…we showcase works from the Museum’s collection that underscore the value and fragility of our ever diminishing natural resources,” explained Executive Director of the Hofstra University Museum Beth E. Levinthal.
A small illustrated catalog as well as a guide to looking will accompany the exhibition and supplemental educational materials will be available on a gallery kiosk with touch screen technology.
A workshop, Looking at Art led by Museum Education Director Nancy Richner at the Hofstra University Museum on February 11, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will encourage and guide attendees to discover and enhance their own abilities to interpret and discuss works of art.
For more information on this exhibit and associated public programs please call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University website at www.hofstra.edu/museum.
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