When visiting the Museum masks/face coverings are required indoors as is proof of vaccination/ID. Visitors to the David Filderman Gallery will be required to come to the Emily Lowe Gallery first to show proof of vaccination/ID and obtain a guest pass. RSVPs are required for all on-campus events. These requirements are subject to change as public health conditions evolve. View campus protocols.

FALL 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021

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Howardena Pindell

Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), Gossip, 2005, ed. 59/200, color digital print with a photo-lithograph, 22 ½ x 24 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Eleanor Rait, HU2016.37

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Ernst

Jimmy Ernst (American, born Germany, 1920-1984), Crystal Night, 1963, Oil on canvas, 34 x 41 1/4 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art Gift of the artist HU69.4

IN-PERSON RECEPTION

Welcome Back Reception
Thursday, September 2, 2021, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Emily Lowe Hall, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join us to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions:
Where Were You? Witnessing History
September 1 – December 10, 2021
Emily Lowe Gallery

Nevertheless She Persisted
September 1, 2021 – January 21, 2022
David Filderman Gallery

Remarks at 5 p.m. by Karen T. Albert, Director, Hofstra University Museum

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free. Advance registration is recommended. RSVP to 516.463.5672.

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9/11 Memorial Lights

Donna Ferrato (American, born 1949) Memorial Lights, 9/11/2007, Gelatin silver print, 26 x 17 1/4 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Steven and Susan Ball, HU2014.20.6

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM

Second Fridays: Virtual Gallery Tour of Where Were You? Witnessing History
Friday, September 10, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
ZOOM

Join Director Karen T. Albert for a virtual gallery visit! The exhibition Where Were You? Witnessing History, currently on view in the Emily Lowe Gallery, explores the many ways we remember and commemorate major trauma, including remembrance ceremonies, memorial sites, and artistic responses. Artists use their talents to express and give voice to deep emotions – sorrow, mourning, and unease about what is to come.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required.

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museum day

MUSEUM DAY LIVE!
Saturday, September 18, 2021, noon-4 p.m.

Museum Day Live! is an annual in-person celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day?
Let us know @MuseumDay #MuseumDay #YearOfMusic

OCTOBER 2021

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women art revolution

IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAM

!Women Art Revolution Film Screening
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:30-8 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times. Q&A following the film screening.

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required. RSVP to 516-463-5672.

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Artistic Expressions and the Great War, A Hundred Years On

IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAM

Second Fridays: Book Launch: Artistic Expressions and the Great War
Friday, October 8, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
Emily Lowe Hall, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join us to celebrate the publication of Artistic Expressions and the Great War with Professor Sally Charnow. A few paintings from the 2018 exhibition Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts will be on view.

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required. RSVP to 516-463-5672.

NOVEMBER 2021

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Nevertheless She Persisted

IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAM
Roundtable Discussion: What Does It Mean to be a Woman in the Arts?
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 4:30pm
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Join Hofstra University faculty members and Museum staff for a conversation about the state of women in the arts across such disciplines as drama, visual arts, performance, and literature. How have artists addressed issues such as the global pandemic, social justice, diversity and inclusion during the past turbulent year?

Admission is free. Advance registration is required. RSVP to 516-463-5672.

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Marilyn Bridges (American, born 1948)  Chrysler Building, N.Y.C., New York, 1988, from the portfolio Heightened Perspectives  Gelatin silver print, 18 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.  Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Steven and Susan Ball, HU95.14.15

Marilyn Bridges (American, born 1948)
Chrysler Building, N.Y.C., New York, 1988, from the portfolio Heightened Perspectives
Gelatin silver print, 18 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.
Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Steven and Susan Ball, HU95.14.15

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
Second Fridays: Cityscapes - 20th Century Photographs of New York City
Friday, November 12, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
ZOOM

This program highlights a selection of photographs of New York City throughout the 20th century from the 1930s to 2000s, focusing on the built environment including images of architecture and transportation.  Varying perspectives, types of buildings and vantage points will be discussed as well as biographical information about the photographers. Featured artists from the Hofstra University Museum of Art's collection include Dorothy Norman, Andreas Feininger, Garry Winogrand and Marilyn Bridges, among others. 

Admission is free. Advance registration is required.

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DECEMBER 2021

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Lubaina Himid painting

Lubaina Himid Le Rodeur: The Exchange 2016 © Lubaina Himid Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London.

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
Live from London: the Lubaina Himid exhibition at the Tate Modern
Thursday, December 2, 2021, 1:00-2:15 pm EST (6-7:15 pm GMT)
ZOOM 

Join Lisa Merrill, PhD., Professor of Performance Studies, Rhetoric and Public Advocacy Program, Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric at Hofstra University, for a virtual conversation, live from London, discussing the Lubaina Himid exhibition, which is on view at the Tate Modern from November 25, 2021 to July 3, 2022. Professor Merrill is a contributor to the exhibition catalogue.

The Lubaina Himid exhibition, including recent work and selections from throughout her career, takes inspiration from Himid’s interest in theater and unfolds in a sequence of scenes designed to place visitors centerstage and backstage. Initially trained in theater design, Himid is known for her innovative approaches to painting and to social engagement. She has been pivotal in the UK since the 1980s for her contributions to the British Black arts movement, making space for the expression and recognition of Black experience and women’s creativity. Over the last decade, she has earned international recognition for her figurative paintings, which explore overlooked and invisible aspects of history and of contemporary everyday life. In 2017, she was awarded the Turner Prize and in 2018 she was bestowed with the honorary title of CBE for her contributions to the arts.

Professor Merrill is a performance and cultural historian, specializing in 19th century performances and social issues on stage and in the streets. She applies her research and publications about performance history and critical race and cultural studies, and spectatorship, to a range of cultural artifacts, artworks, and performances. Currently Professor Merrill’s work on Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid’s “Memorial to Zong” is part of an exhibition at Lancaster Maritime Museum.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required.

Professor Merrill thanks the Hofstra University Museum of Art, the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Center for ‘Race’, Culture, and Social Justice for making this talk possible.

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