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  • Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II | January 29-August 16, 2019 |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


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JANUARY 2019

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II
January 29-August 16, 2019
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

In the aftermath of World War II, artists in America continued explorations begun earlier in the 20th century, pushing the boundaries of accepted subject matter and artistic form. Drawn from the Museum’s collection, including works by Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Stanley Twardowicz, and Andy Warhol, this exhibition illuminates the great diversity of art in postwar America. Additionally, a selection of paintings by artist/poet and Holocaust survivor Yonia Fain are highlighted.

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.

FEBRUARY 2019

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II
Thursday, February 7, 2019 ∙ 4-6 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

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

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

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10): ARTful Adventures
Saturday, February 9, 2019 ∙ 11:30 a.m.-*1 p.m.
All sessions meet at Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m. 

Let’s Travel to the Moon! – We’re making the moon our home for the day! The mission involves our moon’s texture and glowing!
* In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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.
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: Curatorial Conversations

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 ∙ 4:30-5:30 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery, Joan And Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Join Kristen Rudy, collections manager at the Hofstra University Museum of Art, for an in-depth look at the exhibition Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration. Learn more about why these works of art were selected for this exhibition and how they connect to some of the underlying issues surrounding incarceration.

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 2019

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10): ARTful Adventures
Saturday, March 9, 2019 ∙ 11:30 a.m.-*1 p.m.
All sessions meet at Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m. 

Phases of the Moon Flipbook! – We’re designing our very own moon, and all its phases! Then, we’ll make fun printed flipbooks from our designs to take home!
* In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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.
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
Musical Performance: Songs of Survival, Hope, and Humanity

Monday, March 11, 2019 ∙ 6:30-8 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Enjoy the sounds of jazz vocalist Tabreeca Woodside, a Hempstead native, accompanied by esteemed pianist/composer/arranger/producer Jon Cowherd. They will take you on a lyrical journey into “The Spirit of Jazz” as inspired by the artists in the exhibition Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II

Fee: $10 general public; $5 senior citizen (65+). Admission is free for Museum members and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard.

Advanced registration is required.

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints  

March 26-July 26, 2019
David Filderman Gallery, Joan And Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Japanese woodblock prints have served as the inspiration for numerous artists from the 19th century to today. The core of the exhibition is drawn from the Museum’s collection of more than 60 historical woodblock prints, primarily from the 19th century (Edo period), that focus on themes of landscape, nature, courtesans, and Kabuki actors. The exhibition also includes examples of contemporary woodblock printmaking and Manga (Japanese comics).

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 2019

PUBLIC PROGRAM
International Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 6, 2019 ∙ 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. Limited to 15 participants.

A light lunch will be provided. Admission is free. Advance registration is required.

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints

Thursday, April 11, 2019 ∙ 4-6 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Remarks by Patricia Welch, Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature, Hofstra University

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

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10): ARTful Adventures
Saturday, April 13, 2019 ∙ 11:30 a.m.-*1 p.m.
All sessions meet at Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m. 

Moon Mandalas! – Imagine how quiet and relaxing a trip to the moon would be! We are making moons with the ancient art form of circles.
* In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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.
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
Film Screening: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 ∙ 6-8:30 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Directed by Isao Takahata, this Oscar-nominated film is a masterpiece of animation based on a centuries-old Japanese folktale. Introduction by Rodney F. Hill, PhD, associate professor of film, Department of Radio, Television, Film, Hofstra University. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints.

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

Advanced registration is required.

MAY 2019

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Yonia Fain: Witness to History

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 ∙ 4:30-6 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join us for a poetry reading and special tribute to Yonia Fain, internationally acclaimed artist, poet, author, and Hofstra University associate professor emeritus, who passed away at the age of 100 in December 2013. Through imagery, both visual and written, Fain’s lifelong mission was to express powerful messages of survival and hope. Discussion to follow. Admission is free. Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day.

FAMILY FUN (For ages 5-10): ARTful Adventures
Saturday, May 11, 2019 ∙ 11:30 a.m.-*1 p.m.
All sessions meet at Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m. 

Pop into spring! – For our last class before summer, pop into the gallery for some Pop Art works on view and an art project!

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.
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. 


  • Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II | January 29-August 16, 2019 |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