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Hofstra University Museum
  • Romare Bearden: Storyteller | January 23 – August 17, 2018 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • Andy Warhol

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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JANUARY 2018

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Romare Bearden: Storyteller
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

The narrative themes of Romare Bearden’s work spanned historical, political, and religious topics. Through his innovative works of art, Bearden communicated his ideas and thoughts about everyday African-American life in 20th century America. The exhibition includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen) from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.

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

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2018

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Romare Bearden: Storyteller
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4-6 p.m.*
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Remarks by Jennifer E. Henton, PhD, Associate Professor of English Hofstra University
Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Advance registration is required.

* Reception snow date: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4-6 p.m.

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m.*-12:30 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Have fun learning about 20th century artist Romare Bearden and tell your own story with a mixed media composition! 

Look, listen and do together! Bring your child to the Museum for a fun morning looking at and discussing art, listening to a story, and then engaging 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. For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion.

Fee: $7 per child per session when prepaid ($9 when paid day of the program).
Admission is free for adult companions, Museum members and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard.

PUBLIC PROGRAM (For ages 8 and up)
Improv Jazz!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 1-2:30 p.m. (Presidents Week)
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Romare Bearden and jazz go hand in hand. Children can participate in this musical improv workshop led by Napoleon Revels-Bey – local teaching artist and 2017 Jubilation Fellow – as he helps young people expand their musical knowledge and encourage imaginative thinking, creativity, and a respect for their own and others’ cultural heritage. Open to children ages 8 and up. Advance registration is required. 

Fee: $7 per child; Admission is free for children of Museum members and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard.

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Perceptions and Reality
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 4:30-6 p.m.  (Civil Rights Day)

Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Romare Bearden: Storyteller serves as a catalyst for a roundtable conversation exploring perceptions related to time, place, our collective/personal stories, and images. This program considers how unexamined assumptions shape our cultural and personal understanding of the world, and how expanding our awareness can transform our thinking. Facilitator: Katrina Sims, PhD, assistant professor of history, Hofstra University.
Panelists: Lisa Merrill, PhD, professor of writing studies and rhetoric, Hofstra University; SM Rodriguez, PhD, assistant professor of criminology, Department of Sociology, Hofstra University; Álvaro Enrigue, PhD, assistant professor of romance languages and literatures, Hofstra University.

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

MARCH 2018

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m.*-12:30 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Look closely at masks from cultures around the world and create your own sculptural mask to wear home!

Look, listen and do together! Bring your child to the Museum for a fun morning looking at and discussing art, listening to a story, and then engaging 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. For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion.

Fee: $7 per child per session when prepaid ($9 when paid day of the program).
Admission is free for adult companions, Museum members and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard.

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Jazz at the Museum
Monday, March 12, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join the Hofstra Jazz Quartet for a musical tribute to American artist and composer Romare Bearden, whose work is on view in the exhibition Romare Bearden: Storyteller. A few selections will be taken from the album Romare Bearden Revealed, recorded by saxophonist Branford Marsalis in celebration of the obvious as well as less tangible connections between the jazz Bearden loved and the artwork it inspired.

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

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Portfolios II: Offset Lithographic Prints
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

This is the second exhibition in a series that highlights portfolios of prints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections. For the portfolio on view, Offset Lithographic Prints, artists experimented using a commercial press for creating fine art prints. Works by Chuck Close, John Moore, Olga Moore, Italo Scanga, Salvatore Scarpitta, and Miriam Schapiro, among others, are included.

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

APRIL 2018

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Portfolios II: Offset Lithographic Prints
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4-6 p.m.*
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Remarks by Richard Banks, President, Reflex Offset Printing Inc.
Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Advance registration is required.

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures
Saturday, April 14, 2017, 11:30 a.m.*-12:30 p.m
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Discover an art fan on view in our gallery and design your own abstract collage using traditional textiles! 

Look, listen and do together! Bring your child to the Museum for a fun morning looking at and discussing art, listening to a story, and then engaging 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. For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion.

Fee: $7 per child per session when prepaid ($9 when paid day of the program).
Admission is free for adult companions, Museum members and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard.

PUBLIC PROGRAM
International Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 14, 2018, noon-2 p.m.

Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: to help people discover the joy of looking at and loving art. Museums throughout the world participate in this popular event, where the more you look, the more you see! We invite you to join Museum educators for a slow “look” at five works on view and then gather for a lively discussion about the works. Limited to 15 participants.

A light lunch will be provided. Admission is free.

PUBLIC PROGRAM
New Frontiers: Art and Technology
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 4:30-6 p.m.

David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Experimenting with a commercial printing press for fine art printmaking was pushing the boundaries in the later part of the 20th century, as seen in the exhibition Portfolios II: Offset Lithographic Prints. Newer technologies such as 3-D printing are now transforming how artists approach their work. Join Hofstra University Assistant Professor of Engineering Ted Segal, PhD,  as he leads a conversation on technologies and the blurring of engineering and art. Participants: Richard Banks, president, Reflex Offset Printing Inc. (commercial printer); Dan Reynolds, senior applications engineer, Thornton Tomasetti; Susan Schafer, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, fine arts, design, art history, Hofstra University; Scot Thompson, artist.

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

MAY 2018

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10)
ARTful Adventures
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m.*-12:30 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Take a walk through the beautiful campus to explore the koi pond and then make your own fun fish habitat!

This month we will experience a morning of relaxation and art-making as you design a mandala inspired by ancient cultures.
Look, listen and do together! Bring your child to the Museum for a fun morning looking at and discussing art, listening to a story, and then engaging 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. For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion.

Fee: $7 per child per session when prepaid ($9 when paid day of the program).
Admission is free for adult companions, 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
  • Andy Warhol