Education at the Hofstra University Museum
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY FACULTY
The Museum houses a collection of more than 4,600 objects that highlight ancient civilizations from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania and Pre-Columbia to the modern. This rich resource offers unique opportunities to University faculty to engage their students in discussions about original works of art, the civilizations that produced them, and their role in the contemporary world, helping them to develop a more complex understanding of the forces that shaped the world in which they live. The diverse permanent collection and changing exhibitions provide points of connection with a variety of disciplines and unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, fostering diversity awareness.
Join our growing list of disciplines that have utilized the Museum as a curricular resource through “out of the classroom” teaching in the galleries, Museum staff-led class tours of exhibitions, or permanent collection object study:
- Art History
- Creative Writing
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education
In order to prevent scheduling conflicts, faculty who plan to bring classes to the Museum should schedule their visits through the Education Department even if a tour guide is not required. To schedule a visit at the Hofstra University Museum, please contact Elizabeth Dysart, Director of Education and Engagement at 516-463-5671, email at elizabeth.dysart[at]hofstra.edu or call the Museum Education Office at 516-463-4975.
Above left: Hofstra University School of Education students participate in a class meeting held in Emily Lowe Gallery.
Above right: A student from the rhetoric class Performing History using an outdoor sculpture as inspiration for an oral presentation.