Hofstra University Museum of Art

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FALL 2023


Museum Exhibition: New Perspective

Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006)
Chasty, 1961
Mixed media, oil and collage on canvas
18 1/4 x 24 in.
Hofstra University Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Tucker, HU85.2

New Perspectives: The Museum of Art at 60
September 5 - December 15, 2023
Emily Lowe Gallery

In celebration of 60 years of transformation, growth, and service, the Museum invited 10 individuals from the University and local communities to curate “mini” exhibitions. The guest curators reviewed the collection database, examined works in storage, and crafted their selections. Their entries express their individual points of view and perspectives. They vary greatly in style and content, depending on their interests and focus.

This exhibition celebrates  the great range and quality of works in the permanent collection of more than 5,200 works of art, dating from 1,500 BCE to the 21st century, and demonstrates the Museum’s continued commitment to excellence. While it features only a small portion of the resources represented in the expansive collection, the depth and breadth of the collection is exemplified by the works that have been selected. We hope the works of art highlighted here will convey a sense of the collection’s importance, particularly for object-based learning with students, faculty, and the public.

The Hofstra University Museum of Art’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Admission is free.

Namji Fertility Doll

African, Cameroon, Dowayo peoples 
Namji Fertility Doll, early 20th century
Wood with patina, beads, leather, and metal
11.5 x 4.25 x 2 in.
HUMA, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Pascal James Imperato, HU2021.5

Thursday, September 7, 2023, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery

Join us in celebrating the Museum of Art’s 60th anniversary with the opening of the exhibition New Perspectives: The Museum of Art at 60.

Light refreshments will be available.

Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672


Joan Mitchell, Metro painting

Joan Mitchell
Metro, c. 1965 
Oil on canvas
20 x 17 in.
HUMA, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milton Gardner, HU80.15

Conversation with the Curators
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 5 – 6 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery

Guest curators for New Perspectives: The Museum of Art at 60 will discuss their selections and experiences, providing insight into this collaborative exhibition. Hear how they viewed the collection from their individual outlooks. 

Light refreshments will be available.

Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672


Emily Lowe Gallery

Emily Lowe Gallery, HU Museum of Art

History of the Collection
Thursday, November 2, 2023, 5 – 6 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery

In commemoration of the Museum of Art’s 60th anniversary, this presentation will focus on the history and development of the Museum and its collection, from its beginning in 1963 to the present. 

Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672

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