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Hofstra University Museum
  • Environmental Impact | September 3-December 13, 2019 | 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

A Message from the Museum Director



Welcome to the Hofstra University Museum of Art!

We invite you to visit the campus and explore the exhibitions on view in our two galleries. Environmental Impact will be on view from September 3rd to December 13th in the Emily Lowe Gallery. At this time of climate crisis, the exhibition presents the work of nine artists who, through a variety of approaches and artistic media, address the consequences of human interaction with nature. Frequently the artist becomes an activist – creating works of art meant to bring awareness to environmental concerns and sway public opinion. They believe, and hope, that change can be achieved through action.

Other People’s Parties is on view through March 13, 2020 in the David Filderman Gallery (located on the ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library). Parties, celebrations, get-togethers, galas, hang-outs; from casual to formal, and everything in between, social gatherings are an integral part of human existence. Just as human is the desire to preserve these moments and share them with others. The advent of photography in the 19th century expanded and democratized the ability to record and archive time and space. Flash forward to the development of digital photography, coupled with the ubiquity of camera-equipped cell phones, and all parts of life can be recorded and shared. But even in this image-saturated time, a special importance is given to pictures of parties. Special perhaps because of the occasion, special perhaps because of the guests in attendance, or maybe just for the memory evoked of a passing glance across a crowded dance floor.

The Hofstra University Museum of Art was founded, as the Emily Lowe Gallery, in 1963. Integral to the academic mission of Hofstra University, the Museum advances knowledge and understanding through experiences with authentic works of art. The Museum’s mission is based on the belief that the visual arts are an essential and vital part of our lives. Through compelling exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, the Museum highlights the important role of the arts in teaching and learning across disciplines at the University and in the wider community.

Karen T. Albert
Acting Director and Chief Curator
August 2019



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  • Environmental Impact | September 3-December 13, 2019 | 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