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Paul Gaughin art
Paul Gauguin
(French, 1848-1903)
Portrait of a Woman, 1881-1882
Oil on canvas
13 ¼ x 10 3/8 in. (framed 23 x 19 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Rittmaster
HU 64.169

Acquired Riches: Highlights from the Hofstra University Museum Collection

in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Hofstra University
EMILY LOWE GALLERY (Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus)
Wednesday, September 1-Friday, December 17, 2010

The generosity of art donors has been essential to the growth and development of the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collection of close to 5,000 works from six continents and dating from the pre-Columbian era to the contemporary. This exhibition highlights some of the significant contributed works that help define the current collection.

Dryden Cover
From Hofstra University Library’s Special Collections

75 Stories for 75 Years

Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus
Thursday, September 23, 2010-Friday, February 4, 2011

This 75th anniversary exhibition, guest curated by Geri Solomon, assistant dean of special collections and Hofstra University archivist, draws from the University Archives collection and highlights 75 stories from the University’s past. Through photographs, original documents, and memorabilia the exhibition tells stories of the founding of the University, past achievements, and contributions of University presidents, students, faculty and staff.

Wedding Party/Sunday Picnic
John Corbino
(born in Italy, 1905-1964)
Wedding Party/Sunday Picnic, 1936
Oil on canvas
25 x 29 7/8 in.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Malkin
HU 77.18

1930s: Art in America

Monday, February 28 – Friday, May 27, 2011

This exhibition is offered in conjunction with the Hofstra Cultural Center conference 1935: The Reality and the Promise, April 7 – 9, 2011. Drawing upon works from the Hofstra University Museum collection and utilizing loans from local regional museums, this original exhibit will highlight the impact upon American art caused by the depression era, the shift from a rural to an urban society, the exploration of new artistic techniques and media, as well as the influence of fleeing European artist émigrés to this nation.