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  • Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age | January 28-June 19, 2020 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • David Filderman Gallery | Other People’s Parties | August 13, 2019-March 13, 2020 | Joan and Donald Axinn Library Ninth Floor, South Campus

Museum Calendar of Events


View the interactive PDF of our Spring 2020 Exhibitions and Public Programs.

Contact us for further information on family fun activities, such as ARTful Adventures, our exhibition Art QuestLet's Explore Backpacks, and The Great Art Caper that are available year-round! 

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SPRING 2020

JANUARY 2020

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age
January 28 - June 19, 2020
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Art, science, and technology have become increasingly intermingled. The distinctions between the disciplines are less clear, heading into unknown territory where all things are possible. The nine artists included in the exhibition, drawn from the membership of the American Abstract Artists organization, explore some of the unexpected ways that math, science and technology are transforming our perception of the visual arts. Artists in the exhibition include: James O. Clark, John Goodyear, Lynne Harlow, Daniel G. Hill, Gilbert Hsiao, Irene Rousseau, James Seawright, and Patricia Zarate.

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

PREVIEW ARTIST RECEPTION
Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age
Sunday, January 26, 2020 2-5 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. Advance registration is recommended.

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age
Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:30-6 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. Advance registration is recommended.

FEBRUARY 2020

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:30 a.m.*-1:00 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Mobile Madness! – This month we’re exploring the uncharted effects of gravity and structure on abstract art. Will a square stay a square or do something unexpected? Construct your own art mobile in the Cultural Arts Lab to find out!

For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion. Look, listen, and create together! Bring your child to the Museum to look at and discuss art and then engage in a hands-on art project. Led by Museum educators, each month’s ARTful Adventure focuses on a specific theme to explore and be inspired by. Limited to 15 participating children per session.

Advance registration is required; strollers are not permitted.
For information on programming, Hofstra University Museum of Art membership, or the museum pass program through local libraries. To register for events, please call 516-463-5672.

Fee: $10 per child per session when prepaid ($12 when paid day of the program).
Admission is free for adult companions, children of Hofstra University Museum of Art members, Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard, and local library museum pass holders. 

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Smartphone Photography Workshop

Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:30-6:30 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E.  Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Learn the basics to create beautiful photographs using your smartphone. Cliff Jernigan, PhD, associate professor, Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, Hofstra University, leads this workshop. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Other People’s Parties. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Other People’s Parties. Limited to 12 participants.

Advance registration is required. Admission is free.

MARCH 2020

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:30 a.m.*-1:00 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Op Art! – Learn a style of the visual arts known as “op art.” Have fun with colors, shapes, patterns, and lines to create your own optical illusion art designed to trick the eye!

For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion. Look, listen, and create together! Bring your child to the Museum to look at and discuss art and then engage in a hands-on art project. Led by Museum educators, each month’s ARTful Adventure focuses on a specific theme to explore and be inspired by. Limited to 15 participating children per session.

Advance registration is required; strollers are not permitted.
For information on programming, Hofstra University Museum of Art membership, or the museum pass program through local libraries. To register for events, please call 516-463-5672.

Fee: $10 per child per session when prepaid ($12 when paid day of the program).
Admission is free for adult companions, children of Hofstra University Museum of Art members, Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard, and local library museum pass holders.

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Uncharted Roundtable: Shock of the New

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:30-6 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join us for a conversation based upon the exhibition Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age, where the artists explore intersections between art, science, and technology. The presenters, with perspectives from various academic disciplines, will address a variety of issues related to the theme.

Admission is free. Advance registration is recommended.

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Nevertheless She Persisted
March 31 - August 14, 2020
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E.  Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, this exhibition focuses on the struggles and contributions of women artists. The exhibition will include a range of artistic styles and media from the Hofstra University Museum of Art collection. Artists include: Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Dorothy Dehner, Miriam Schapiro, Käthe Kollwitz, Lee Krasner, Jane Peterson, Howardena Pindell, Bridget Riley, and more.

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

APRIL 2020

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Nevertheless She Persisted
Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:30-6 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E.  Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Remarks by Martha Hollander, Professor of Art History, Hofstra University

Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. Advance registration is recommended.

PUBLIC PROGRAM
International Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 4, 2020 noon-2 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

We invite you to join Museum educators for a slow “look” at several works on view and then gather for a lively discussion about them. Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: to help people discover the joy of looking at and loving art. A light lunch will be served. Limited to 15 participants.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required.

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Nevertheless She Persisted: A Conversation

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:30-6 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E.  Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Join us for an open dialogue about the current status of women artists across artistic disciplines. Presented in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Department at Hofstra University.

Admission is free. Advance registration is recommended.

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 11:30 a.m.*-1:00 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Fun with Fans! – In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, come visit the exhibit celebrating women artists. Families will view an art fan and experience making their own using traditional textiles.

For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion. Look, listen, and create together! Bring your child to the Museum to look at and discuss art and then engage in a hands-on art project. Led by Museum educators, each month’s ARTful Adventure focuses on a specific theme to explore and be inspired by. Limited to 15 participating children per session.

Advance registration is required; strollers are not permitted.
For information on programming, Hofstra University Museum of Art membership, or the museum pass program through local libraries. To register for events, please call 516-463-5672.

Fee: $10 per child per session when prepaid ($12 when paid day of the program).
Admission is free for adult companions, children of Hofstra University Museum of Art members, Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard, and local library museum pass holders.

PUBLIC PROGRAM
!Women Art Revolution Film Screening

Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:30-8 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

Admission is free. Advance registration is recommended.

MAY 2020

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11:30 a.m.*-1:00 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Adding Dimension! – Join us in the gallery to be inspired by women artists who strived for recognition of their work and overcame obstacles. Together we’ll explore the art process of one of these artists through transforming circles into 3-dimensional works of art!

For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion. Look, listen, and create together! Bring your child to the Museum to look at and discuss art and then engage in a hands-on art project. Led by Museum educators, each month’s ARTful Adventure focuses on a specific theme to explore and be inspired by. Limited to 15 participating children per session.

Advance registration is required; strollers are not permitted.
For information on programming, Hofstra University Museum of Art membership, or the museum pass program through local libraries. To register for events, please call 516-463-5672.

Fee: $10 per child per session when prepaid ($12 when paid day of the program).
Admission is free for adult companions, children of Hofstra University Museum of Art members, Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard, and local library museum pass holders.


  • Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age | January 28-June 19, 2020 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • David Filderman Gallery | Other People’s Parties | August 13, 2019-March 13, 2020 | Joan and Donald Axinn Library Ninth Floor, South Campus