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  • Environmental Impact | September 3-December 13, 2019 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • David Filderman Gallery | Other People’s Parties | August 13, 2019-March 13, 2020 | Joan and Donald Axinn Library Ninth Floor, South Campus

Other People's Parties

August 13, 2019 - March 13, 2020
David Filderman Gallery


In today’s hyperconnected social world, images of others have become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, but what is it about other people’s parties that intrigues us so much? Is it idle curiosity or something more? This exhibition, featuring photography from artists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Larry Fink, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, and Andy Warhol, calls attention to the highs and lows of our most social occasions, investigating the human impulse to capture party moments through photography and our desire to live vicariously through images of others.

Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Press ReleaseCrashing Other People’s Parties

Gallery Location and Hours

David Filderman Gallery
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

Larry Fink (American, born 1941), False Men and their Makers, Studio 54, N.Y.C. - May, 1977, from the portfolio Social Context, 1977

Larry Fink (American, born 1941), False Men and their Makers, Studio 54, N.Y.C. - May, 1977, from the portfolio Social Context, 1977, gelatin silver print on Fortezo paper, 14 ¼ x 14 1/2 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Susan and Steven Ball, HU92.68.14 © 2019 Larry Fink

Related Programs:

Exhibition Reception
Thurs., September 12, 2019 • 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: David Filderman Gallery
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus
Remarks by Susannah Ray, Adjunct Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Design, Art History, Hofstra University
Free admission. Light refreshments.

PUBLIC PROGRAM:
Smartphone Photography Workshop

Thurs., October 10, 2019 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: David Filderman Gallery
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus
Led by Cliff Jernigan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, Hofstra University
Free Admission. Limited to 12 participants. Advanced registration is required.

FAMILY FUN with ARTful Adventures:
For children ages 5-10 and their adult companions

Picture A Party!
Sat., October 12, 2019 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.


For more information or to register for Museum events please call (516) 463-5672 or click here.


  • Environmental Impact | September 3-December 13, 2019 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • David Filderman Gallery | Other People’s Parties | August 13, 2019-March 13, 2020 | Joan and Donald Axinn Library Ninth Floor, South Campus