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  • 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

Baile y Música: Preserving Hispanic Culture on Long Island

May 15 - August 18, 2006
Filderman Gallery, 9th floor, Axinn Library

Exhibition extended until September 10, 2006


In January 2004, the staff of Hofstra University's Special Collections Department began working on a Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grant from the New York State Archives. The grant was for a survey project, the goal of which was to locate and identify records (i.e., correspondence, photographs, artifacts, etc.) concerning the history and culture of Long Island's burgeoning Hispanic population. While people from different walks of life participated in the project, this exhibition showcases materials contributed by, or which are on loan from, various Hispanic dance and music groups. Included are musical instruments, traditional costumes, sheet music, and photographs. Among the Spanish-speaking countries represented in the exhibition are Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru. Also represented is the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

(Note: Other than the items on loan, all materials in this exhibition are from the Special Collections Department's permanent Hispanic Collection.)

Guest Curator:
Michael J. O'Connor
Curator of Special Collections

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  • Hispanic Dancer
  • Hispanic Musician
  • Hispanic Dancer

  • 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