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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

Education at the Hofstra University Museum

ART TRAVELERS THROUGH TIME: LITERACY AND HISTORY THROUGH ART


Since 2008, Art Travelers through Time: Literacy and History through Art (Art Travelers), a nationally recognized program, has provided elementary school students and teachers the opportunity to connect their classroom study of “Communities around the World” to the study of authentic cultural objects from the Museum’s large and diverse collections. These artifacts, and the experience of reading them closely, engage students in the discovery and creative thinking processes, supporting the development of essential 21st century skills and reinforcing classroom learning.

Participating school districts include Baldwin, Freeport, Hempstead, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Uniondale, Westbury, West Hempstead, along with the Long Island School for the Gifted (South Huntington).

The program is generously funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Long Island Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

View recent 2017-18 Art Travelers Times Newspaper
A publication of contributions by students in the Art Travelers Program in response to the permanent collection objects studied throughout the year.

The program, correlating to the New York State Learning Standards in the Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts, was developed collaboratively with museum and classroom educators. Tied to the third grade curriculum, it engages students and teachers in the discovery process of learning through objects.  In-gallery museum experiences are complemented by the museum educators visiting the schools before and after the Museum trip.

View Past Editions of the Art Travelers Times Newspaper

View Art Travelers Books

View Educators' guides based on Art Travelers cultural objects.

Students participating in the program Art Travelers Through Time: Literacy and History Through Art


  • 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