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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

A Message from the Museum Director



Spring 2019

Welcome to a new year, a new semester, and the Museum’s new name: The Hofstra University Museum of Art. We think this addition of a mere five letters makes a significant difference in defining who we are – a dynamic organization that “advances knowledge and understanding through experiences with authentic works of art from the world’s diverse cultures.” Our new tagline, “Engage Beyond the Frame,” communicates our belief that engaging with art in meaningful ways encourage new ideas, perspectives, and understandings to be exchanged and to flourish for the betterment of all. Our spring exhibitions and programs speak to that belief.

Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II (January 29 – August 16) in the Emily Lowe Gallery presents a sense of the great variations in the visual arts that existed in the decades following World War II, often in step with societal changes. This was a time of national change and social upheaval, a moment when art, likewise, stretched definitions and pushed boundaries. 

Don’t miss the exhibition, Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration, which will be on view in the David Filderman Gallery through March 10th.  It has garnered much attention, raising issues that have prompted discussions about justice, class, race, age and the role of the photographer. Inspiration comes to the Museum in another, completely different exhibition, Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints (March 26 - July 26) which invites reflection about the influential role of traditional Japanese art on contemporary Japanese media which reaches an international and young audience.

Once again, we hope your join us for programs and events planned in connection with the exhibitions. This includes our monthly Saturday morning family program, ARTful Adventures created for budding artists and that curious young person. On Saturday, April 6th we again will participate in SLOW ART DAY, an internationally celebrated day that welcomes visitors to museum galleries where the more you look, the more you see!  We invite you to join us for a light lunch and share your thoughts and questions about the works we view.  If music is your thing, join us for an evening in March for Songs of Survival, Hope and Humanity held in the Emily Lowe Gallery.  Further events and details can be found here.

Renewal and transformation; art allows us to step out of the everyday and into the world of the possible and hopeful. This spring will be no exception at the Hofstra University Museum of Art where we look forward to seeing you, your friends, and family members.

Nancy Richner
Director



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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