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  • Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts | September 4-December 14, 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

From Portraits to Tweets: Imagery, Technology and the U.S. Presidency

February 3 - May 8, 2015
Emily Lowe Gallery

From a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington to a Rauschenberg print, to tweets depicting President Obama, this exhibition, developed by the HUM, traces the public’s shifting perceptions of the American presidency through the use of visual imagery. How have developing technologies and new artistic mediums affected the dissemination of artistic images that influence our thinking and responses to U.S. presidents? This question and others are explored through works in painting, photography, print, moving images, and electronic media. Share your thoughts, impressions and reflections with the hashtag #portraitstotweets and visit the Museum's Twitter feed at @HU_Museum.

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

Presented in association with the Hofstra Cultural Center international conference The George W. Bush Presidency (March 24-26, 2015).

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

Gilbert Stuart, George Washington

Gilbert Stuart, Richard's Portrait of George Washington, 1805-1815, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase by contributions from the community and friends of Syracuse and Onandaga County as a tribute to the American Bicentennial, PC 76.35

Related Programs:

Exhibition Reception
Thursday, February 12, 2015
4-6 pm
Emily Lowe Gallery

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations for Adults at the HUM
Portraiture in Global Cultures
February 20, 2015
2 - 3 p.m.
Fee: $5 general; $3 senior citizen (65+)

Second Saturdays at the HUM
Voice It!
April 18, 2015
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.


  • Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts | September 4-December 14, 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