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Hofstra University Museum
  • Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age | January 28-June 19, 2020 | 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

Family Fun at the Hofstra University Museum of Art!

During this time of social distancing while we are unable to see you in-person, museum educators are creating at-home art projects for you.

Abstract Roll and Draw on InstaGram Live
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 12pm.

Click here for instructions and the project worksheet. Follow us on InstaGram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAATHOME.

ARTful Adventures on Instagram Live
Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 11:30 am

Join museum educator Elisa Bruno and set your creative wheels in motion by making a Paper Rainbow Spinner using paper, glue, scissors, and a wood stick or straw. Click HERE for instructions and template. Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.

Fun with Fine Lines on Instagram Live
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

Perle Fine was an American Abstract Expressionist artist and her painting, Convolution, 1966-67, is featured in our virtual exhibition “Nevertheless She Persisted”. Join us for an Instagram Live session where we will create a work of art inspired by Perle Fine, using paper, various types of tape and coloring materials (crayons, markers, chalk, watercolors, whatever you have!). So, grab the whole family, join museum educator Amy Solomon, and let’s have some FUN with FINE Lines! Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.

MONSTER Roll and Draw on Instagram Live
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:30 am

We are all living in some scary times right now.  Instead of living in fear, let's live in creativity!  Join us for another Roll & Draw art project to exercise your art muscles and create your own unique Monster.  Find our Monster Roll & Draw worksheet HERE and join museum educator Annemarie Brusca on Instagram Live. Grab the whole family for a break to get creative and just roll with it! Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.

Fantastic Fans on Instagram Live
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:30 am

Join museum educator Elisa Bruno to create two different types of paper fans. This project is inspired by the artist Miriam Shapiro whose work appears in the Nevertheless She Persisted exhibition. Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.

Please note: The Hofstra University Museum of Art is closed until further notice.
There are many ways families can have fun at the Hofstra University Museum of Art. Complete our exhibition Art Quest, participate in one of our public programs, Let’s Explore Backpacks or The Great Art Caper, or use the interactive touch screen kiosk to enhance your visit.

*Pick up all backpack and caper materials during Emily Lowe Gallery open hours. Click here for gallery hours. Return all backpacks and keep your completed art projects to take home. All backpack and caper activities are FREE!


ARTful Adventures - Family Fun

ARTful Adventures

Second Saturday of each month ∙ September through May∙ 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.*
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

**Please note that our Saturday, March 14 program has been cancelled**

For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion. Look, listen, and create together! Bring your child to the Museum to look at and discuss art and then engage in a hands-on art project. Led by Museum educators, each month’s ARTful adventure focuses on a specific theme to explore and be inspired by. Stay after the program to explore the Museum galleries on your own or with new acquaintances, or further your ARTful Adventure with Let’s Explore Backpacks or The Great Art Caper (see below). Purchase snacks or lunch on campus, or bring your own.  Visit the spring 2020 flyer for upcoming dates and themes.

Please contact us at 516-463-5672 for further details or to RSVP for a session.

Find out how you can attend for FREE through the Museum Passes Program.


An Art Quest for Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age Exhibition

Enhance your visit to the Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age exhibition by participating in a FREE Art Quest! Children and their adult companions are invited to solve different puzzles that incorporate works of art featured in the Emily Lowe Gallery. It is a fun way to view these notable works while discovering more about the artists and their art.


Let's Explore Backpacks

The Museum’s distinct Let’s Explore Backpacks offer activity-filled ways for children (ages 5-12) and adult companions to explore together the outdoor sculpture collection on the University’s beautiful campus. Children then create their own works of art to take home. Themed backpacks were created for specific age groups. Each backpack is available in Spanish. All backpack activities are FREE!

Backpacks flyer in English

Backpacks flyer in Spanish


The Great Art Caper

The Great Art Caper

Children and adult companions uncover clues to help solve an Art Caper mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra University’s South Campus. Children become detectives and have fun while discovering more about these works.

Pick up all backpack and caper activity materials at the Emily Lowe Gallery during open hours year-round until 3 p.m. Return all backpacks by 4 p.m. and keep your completed works of art. All caper activities are FREE!


  • Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age | January 28-June 19, 2020 | 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