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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

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the cancellation of in-person public programming, the Museum of Art is presenting a series of VIRTUAL EVENTS! This Calendar will be updated as event dates and times are confirmed. Please check back or follow us on social media.

APRIL 2020

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
International Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

We invite you to join Museum educators for a slow “look” at a few works in the exhibition Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age and participate in a lively Zoom 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. Limited to 20 participants.

Click here to view the PDF and click HERE for Advance Registration. First come, first served.

Click HERE to view the recording of the event.

Nevertheless She Persisted
Postponed: Exhibition dates to be determined
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.

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM

Ask the Curators
Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm

How do we choose? What do we choose? Join us for a discussion about curating art exhibitions. Karen T. Albert, Acting Director and Chief Curator, and Kristen Rudy, Associate Curator and Collections Manager, will answer questions during a live Zoom presentation. 

Click HERE to view the recording of the event.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Nevertheless She Persisted
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Join Karen T. Albert, Acting Director and Chief Curator, Kristen Rudy, Associate Curator and Collections Manager, and Martha Hollander, Professor of Art History, Hofstra University, for a virtual look at the exhibition and discussion about the exhibition.

Click HERE to view the recording of the event.

VIRTUAL ART PROJECT

Abstract Roll and Draw on Instagram Live
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 12pm.

Join museum educator Annemarie Brusca for a hands-on art project. Follow us on InstaGram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAATHOME. Click here for instructions and the project worksheet.

Click HERE to view the recording of the event.

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
!Women Art Revolution Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 4pm

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.

Watch the film at your convenience prior to 4pm on April 30th and then join us for a discussion lead by Kristen Rudy, Associate Curator and Collections Manager, and Adjunct Professor of Art History Susan Schafer.

Click HERE to view the recording of the event.

MAY 2020

VIRTUAL ART PROJECT

ARTful Adventures on Instagram Live
Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 11:30 am

Join museum educator Elisa Bruno and set your creative wheels in motion by making a Paper Rainbow Spinner using paper, glue, scissors, and a wood stick or straw. Click HERE for instructions and template. Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.

View the recording of this event.

VIRTUAL ART PROJECT

Fun with Fine Lines on Instagram Live
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

Perle Fine was an American Abstract Expressionist artist and her painting, Convolution, 1966-67, is featured in our virtual exhibition “Nevertheless She Persisted”. Join us for an Instagram Live session where we will create a work of art inspired by Perle Fine, using paper, various types of tape and coloring materials (crayons, markers, chalk, watercolors, whatever you have!). So, grab the whole family, join museum educator Amy Solomon, and let’s have some FUN with FINE Lines! Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.

Click HERE to view the recording of the event.

VIRTUAL ART PROJECT

MONSTER Roll and Draw on Instagram Live
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:30 am

We are all living in some scary times right now.  Instead of living in fear, let's live in creativity!  Join us for another Roll & Draw art project to exercise your art muscles and create your own unique Monster.  Find our Monster Roll & Draw worksheet HERE and join museum educator Annemarie Brusca on Instagram Live. Grab the whole family for a break to get creative and just roll with it! Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.

View the recording of this event.

VIRTUAL ART PROJECT

Fantastic Fans on Instagram Live
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:30 am

Join museum educator Elisa Bruno to create two different types of paper fans. This project is inspired by the artist Miriam Shapiro whose work appears in the Nevertheless She Persisted exhibition. Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.

View the recording of this event.

JUNE 2020

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM

Insights on Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Join Karen T. Albert, Acting Director and Chief Curator, for a conversation on the exhibition Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age.

Click HERE to register and pose a question.


  • 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