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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

Past Traditions/New Voices in Asian Art

September 2 - December 10, 2014
Emily Lowe Gallery

Juxtaposing traditional Asian subject matter with modern Western influences, this multimedia exhibition features works from contemporary Asian artists from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. Artists include Xu Bing, Fx Harsono, Yun-Fei Ji, Bari Kumar, Dinh Q. Lê, Nyoman Massriadi, Shahzia Sikander, and Ai Weiwei.

This exhibition is presented in association with the Hofstra Cultural Center international conference Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences (September 18 - 20, 2014). 

Additional exhibition funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Astoria Bank. This exhibition is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Late Night Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, Noon - 4 p.m.
Closed Monday

Photo Gallery: click on 'i' for more information

  • Screenshot from Writing in the Rain #4, Fx Harsono

    Fx Harsono (Indonesian, born 1949), Screenshot from Writing in the Rain #4, 2011,

    acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York

  • Namaste America, Bari Kumar

    Bari Kumar (Indian, born 1966), Namaste America, 2002,

    Oil on canvas, Courtesy of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection

  • Sun K. Kwak (South Korean, born 1966), Twins

    Sun K. Kwak (South Korean, born 1966), Twins, 2004,

    masking tape on wood panel, Courtesy of Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

  • Dinh Q. Le, Untitled from the Hill of Poisonous Trees

    Dinh Q. Lê, Untitled from the Hill of Poisonous Trees series, 2008,

    c-print and linen tape, Courtesy of the artist and P.P.O.W., New York

  • Jiha Moon, Peach Butt Thinking Head Vase

    Jiha Moon (South Korean, born 1973), Broken Blue Angry Bird Vase, 2013,

    ceramic with glaze, Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York

  • Tomomi Ono, Night Sky - Boundless Destination I

    Tomomi Ono (Japanese, born 1968), Night Sky - Boundless Destination I, 2011,

    monoprint lithograph on Japanese paper, Courtesy of the artist and dm contemporary, New York

  • Toko Shinoda, Flight

    Toko Shnoda (Japanese, born 1913), Flight, 2005,

    ink on handmade paper, Courtesy of the Tolman Collection, New York

  • Stephanie Syjuco, Variety Pack #3 from Raiders: International Booty, Bountiful Harves (Selections from the A_____ A__ M______)

    Stephanie Syjuco (Filipino, born 1974), Variety Pack #3 from Raiders: International Booty, Bountiful Harvest (Selections from the A___A__M____), 2011,

    archival Epson photo prints mounted on laser-cut wood, hardware, Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York

  • Ai Weiwei, Grapes

    Ai Weiwei (Chinese, born 1957), Grapes, 2007,

    Nine Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) tieli wood stools, On loan from private collection

David Jacobs, Dream
nyoman massriadi, chicken dance, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 78 3/4 x 59 in. on loan from private collection, Image courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Related Programs:

Opening Reception
Friday, September 19, 2014
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Emily Lowe Gallery

Second Saturdays at the HUM
Weave It!
November 8, 2014
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 per child

*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
  • Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration  - August 14 , 2018 -  March 10, 2019, - David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus