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Hofstra University Museum
  • 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

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

Through August 17, 2018
Emily Lowe Gallery


The narrative themes of Romare Bearden’s work spanned historical, political, and religious topics. Through his innovative works of art, Bearden communicated his ideas and thoughts about everyday African-American life in 20th century America. The exhibition includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen) from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.

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

Gallery Location and Hours

Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
Summer Hours (May 13-September 2, 2018): Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Special Summer Program: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
History in Motion: A Dance Workshop
featuring Theara J. Ward, Arts Education Teaching Artist, Dance Theatre of Harlem
with a special appearance by the Everton Bailey Quartet.



Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988), Homage to Mary Lou (The Piano Lesson), 1984

Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988), Homage to Mary Lou (The Piano Lesson), 1984, lithograph,
Edition: 97/100, 29 1/4 x 20 1/4 in., Hofstra University Museum Collections, gift of Dr. Dorothy Cohen, HU91.1
Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Related Programs:

Exhibition Reception
Thursday, February 8, 2018 • 4-6 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Remarks by Jennifer E. Henton, PhD, Associate Professor of English, Hofstra University
Free admission. Light refreshments.

Family Fun: ARTful Adventures
(for children 5-10 yrs with adult companion)

Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.

Improv Jazz! with Napoleon Revels-Bey (for children 8 and up)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m (President's Week)
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.

PANEL: Perceptions and Reality
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 4:30-6 p.m. (Civil Rights Day)
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.

Jazz at the Museum (featuring the Hofstra Jazz Quartet)
Monday, March 12, 2018 • 6-8 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.


  • 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