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Hofstra University Museum
  • Romare Bearden: Storyteller | January 23 – August 17, 2018 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration  - August 14 , 2018 -  March 10, 2019, - David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Museum Calendar of Events

Click here for more information on children's activities such as our Exhibition Art QuestLet's Explore Backpack and The Great Art Caper that are available year-round!  Also take a look at our Spring 2018 digital brochure.

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AUGUST 2018

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration
August 14, 2018-March 10, 2019
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any country in the world, with over 2 million people currently imprisoned. This exhibition features photographs spanning more than 50 years by three artists, Danny Lyon (American, born 1942), Jessica Earnshaw (Canadian, born 1983), and Isadora Kosofsky (American, born 1993), highlighting the varied critical issues within the prison system in America.

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.

SEPTEMBER 2018

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts
September 4-December 14, 2018
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

World War I changed the perception of war from a heroic and romanticized point of view to the horrific reality of combat. The perception of what art was and could be was also transformed. This exhibition provides a glimpse into the artistic worlds of France, Germany, and Russia following World War I and examines a selection of the vast activities happening in the visual arts during that time period. The exhibition highlights permanent collection works, including paintings by Conrad Felixmüller, George Grosz, and Georges Rouault; prints by Marc Chagall, Juan Gris, and Käthe Kollwitz; and photographs by August Sander. Ephemera and book arts from the Weingrow Collection of Avant-Garde Art and Literature at Hofstra University supplement the Museum’s collection works, along with works of art loaned from other museums and galleries. 

This exhibition is offered in association with the Hofstra Cultural Center conference Artistic Expressions and The Great War: A Hundred Years On, to be held at Hofstra University November 7-9, 2018.

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.

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 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.

Create with Clay! - Learn about abstract art from earlier cultures and from the outdoor sculptures on campus. Have fun using air dry clay and make your own cool clay creation.

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. Stay after the program to explore the Museum galleries on your own or with new acquaintances, or further your ARTful Adventure with Let’s Explore Backpacks or The Great Art Caper (see below). Purchase snacks or lunch on campus, or bring your own.

Advance registration is required. Strollers are not permitted.
Fee: $7 per child per session when prepaid ($9 when paid day of the program).

Admission is free for adult companions and children of Museum members, and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard. 

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 4-6 p.m.
DAVID FILDERMAN GALLERY
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Remarks by Liena Gurevich, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Criminology, Hofstra University

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

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 4-6 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Remarks by Sally D. Charnow, PhD, Professor of History, Hofstra University

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

OCTOBER 2018

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m.*-1 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Keep Dreaming! - Be inspired by Surrealist artists such as Rene Magritte whose dreamlike imagery moved the art world. Paint your own surreal art to take home!

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. Stay after the program to explore the Museum galleries on your own or with new acquaintances, or further your ARTful Adventure with Let’s Explore Backpacks or The Great Art Caper (see below). Purchase snacks or lunch on campus, or bring your own.

Advance registration is required. Strollers are not permitted.
Fee: $7 per child per session when prepaid ($9 when paid day of the program).

Admission is free for adult companions and children of Museum members, and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard. 

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Hidden in Sight: Voices Unheard

Wednesday, October 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

This interactive, immersive program will be a profoundly moving experience as it will encourage people to think about the harsh realities of incarceration and talk about how communities can address the problem. Free and open to the public.

NOVEMBER 2018

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Hidden in Sight: A Community Conversation

Thursday, November 1, 4-6 p.m.
Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, Tenth Floor, South Campus

Participate in a conversation that addresses the acute “school-to-prison pipeline” phenomenon, how it affects our society, and what can be done to address this national trend in which students of color are disproportionately criminalized through the education system. Facilitator SM Rodriguez, PhD, assistant professor of criminology, Department of Sociology, Hofstra University, will be joined by other experts in the field. Free and open to the public.

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Dance After World War I: A Structured Improv Response

Thursday, November 8, 4-5:30 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Taking their cue from visual works of art borne out of the creative climate of World War I and its aftermath, Hofstra University dancers captivate viewers with their unscripted responses to some of the many themes in the exhibition Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts.

Fee: $7 general public; $5 senior citizen (65+). Admission is free for Museum members and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard.

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m.*-1 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Play like Picasso! - View works of art by artists who experimented with new ways to see the world! Then experiment on your own like Picasso!

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. Stay after the program to explore the Museum galleries on your own or with new acquaintances, or further your ARTful Adventure with Let’s Explore Backpacks or The Great Art Caper (see below). Purchase snacks or lunch on campus, or bring your own.

Advance registration is required. Strollers are not permitted.
Fee: $7 per child per session when prepaid ($9 when paid day of the program).

Admission is free for adult companions and children of Museum members, and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard. 

DECEMBER 2018

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Changing Perceptions: Curator’s Conversation

Thursday, December 6, 4-5:30 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join Karen T. Albert, deputy director and chief curator at the Hofstra University Museum, for an insightful conversation about the works of art in the exhibition Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts. Learn more about what went into developing this exhibition, from shaping the concept to selecting the works of art and then discussing the many-layered topics surrounding The Great War.

Fee: $7 general public; $5 senior citizen (65+). Admission is free for Museum members and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard.

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m.*-1 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Art from the Heart! - Discover the modern artist Marc Chagall. Then, make your own inspired stained-glass window 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. Stay after the program to explore the Museum galleries on your own or with new acquaintances, or further your ARTful Adventure with Let’s Explore Backpacks or The Great Art Caper (see below). Purchase snacks or lunch on campus, or bring your own.

Advance registration is required. Strollers are not permitted.
Fee: $7 per child per session when prepaid ($9 when paid day of the program).

Admission is free for adult companions and children of Museum members, and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard. 

  • Romare Bearden: Storyteller | January 23 – August 17, 2018 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration  - August 14 , 2018 -  March 10, 2019, - David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus