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Hofstra University Museum
  • Romare Bearden: Storyteller | January 23 – August 17, 2018 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • Portfolios II: Offset Lithographic Prints - March 27 – July 27, 2018 - David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus - Olga Moore (American, 1937-2013), Thahlahsah

Exploring the Centuries: 3rd - 20th Century Asian Art

September 16, 2014 - February 8, 2015
David Filderman Gallery


Drawn from the HUM Collections, the works are of historic, spiritual and artistic importance and highlight centuries-old artistic traditions. Three categories - Buddhism; Devotional Sculpture; and Flowers, Animals and the Seasons - feature works from the cultures of Japan, China, India, Tibet, and Thailand. 

Additional exhibition funding has been provided by New York Community Bank Foundation. 

This exhibition is also made possible with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Gallery Location and Hours

David Filderman Gallery,
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library,
Ninth Floor, South Campus
Daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Equestrian Figure Playing a Musical Instrument

    Chinese, Equestrian Figure Playing a Musical Instrument, 7th century C.E., Early Tang dynasty, Ceramic, pigment, Hofstra University Museum Collections, Gift of Simone Schloss, HU2001.10

  • Vessel in the form of a feline

    Chinese, Vessel in the form of a Feline, 4-6th century, Six dynasties period, Ceramic, glaze, pigment, Hofstra University Museum Collections, Gift of Lillian Schloss, HU2004.6

  • Miniature Shrine Tirthankara

    Indian, Miniature Shrine Tirthankara, 1464, Jain brass, silver inlay, semi-precious stones, Hofstra University Museum Collections, Gift of Herman Kahn, HU69.14

  • Asura

    Japanese, Asura, 17th century, Early Edo period, Wood, pigment, Hofstra University Museum Collections, Gift of Albert M. Baer, HU70.48

  • Untitled (Female Figure)

    Japanese, Untitled (Female Figure) from the series, Festival at Inari Shrine, 1795 - 1801 (printed later), Edo period, Hofstra University Museum Collections, Gift of Mrs. Danield Goldberg, HU74.05.19

Sage with Children
Japan, Sage with Children Under a Pine Tree, 17th-18th century Edo period-Meiji Restoration, Hanging scroll painting, Ink and color on silk, 64.5 x 16.25 in., Hofstra University Museum Collections, Gift of Albert M. Baer, HU 70.1.2

Related Programs:

Second Saturdays at the HUM: Fold It!
Saturday, October 11, 2014
1:30-2:30 pm
David Filderman Gallery, Ninth Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations at the Hofstra University Museum: Devotional Ceramics of Ancient China
Friday, November 21, 2014
2-3 pm
David Filderman Gallery, Ninth Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus

Second Saturdays at the HUM: Print It!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
1:30-2:30 pm
David Filderman Gallery, Ninth Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus

**Registration required, program fees apply.  For more information or to register for Museum events please call (516) 463-5672 or click here.


  • Romare Bearden: Storyteller | January 23 – August 17, 2018 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • Portfolios II: Offset Lithographic Prints - March 27 – July 27, 2018 - David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus - Olga Moore (American, 1937-2013), Thahlahsah