Hofstra University Museum of Art

Calendar of Events

When visiting the Museum masks are optional. Proof of vaccination/ID is required for events. 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.

SPRING 2022

JANUARY 2022

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Drawing of a man

Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820), Man Throwing Stone, c. 1785-1800, Red chalk on paper 10.25 x 12 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Milton M. Gardner, HU89.41

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Drawing Matters
January 25 – June 17, 2022
Emily Lowe Gallery, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Drawing Matters explores the importance of drawing by hand in the current technological age where computer-aided design and photographic replication are so accessible. Cross-discipline by design, the exhibition includes drawings from the Museum’s collection, botanical and scientific illustrations, and engineering and architectural drawings. The Museum’s drawings range from the 18th to the 21st centuries and include a wide variety of styles from representational to abstract. The scientific illustrations will include taxonomic descriptions of species and how they are used in research and publication. Engineering and architectural sketches will be shown along with detailed plans, models, and/or photographs of completed projects.

Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Admission is free.

IN-PERSON RECEPTION
Reception for the exhibition Drawing Matters
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Emily Lowe Hall, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join us in celebrating the opening of the exhibition Drawing Matters

Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672


FEBRUARY 2022

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The Family

Romare Bearden, The Family, 1975, aquatint, etching, and photoengraving, 19.625 x 25.75, Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Carole and Alex Rosenberg, HU91.24

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
Romare Bearden: Overlapping Meanings
Friday, February 4, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Session 1: A Treasured Gift: Romare Bearden’s Art in the Museum’s Collection
The series will begin by exploring the history of how HUMA acquired the Romare Bearden prints, telling stories of different donors and their connection to the works of art.
Admission is free. Advance registration is required:

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Art of Dogon

Africa, Mali, Dogon peoples, Primordial Couple, 20th century, wood with pigment and patina, 29 x 9.75 x 7.25 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Roda Graham, HU2005.3.33

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Art of the Dogon
February 8 – July 22, 2022
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Art of the Dogon features works by the Dogon people of Mali that are drawn from the Museum’s extensive and highly regarded collection of African Art. The Dogon live in one of West Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, a row of cliffs known as the Bandiagara Escarpment, located in the central plateau region of Mali. Their complex mythology and sophisticated visual arts capture the imagination. The sculptures, masks, jewelry, and other works in the exhibition point to the significance of art in their daily life.

Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Admission is free.

IN-PERSON RECEPTION
Reception for the exhibition Art of the Dogon
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Join us in celebrating the opening of the exhibition Art of the Dogon.

Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672


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Siren's Song

Romare Bearden, “Siren’s Song from the Odysseus Suite”, 1979, Screenprint, 18” x 24”, Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Richard Cohen, HU99.16.3

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
Romare Bearden: Overlapping Meanings
Friday, February 11, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Session 2: Exploring Influences and Themes from the Harlem Renaissance to Homer’s Classical Hero
The second Session will explain the narrative quality of Bearden’s work and its relationship to the Black American experience, touching on elements of the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, family life and universal hero themes.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required:

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Robert Blackburn

Romare Bearden in his Harlem Studio with a photograph of his paternal great-grandparents, c. 1980

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
Romare Bearden: Overlapping Meanings
Friday, February 18, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Session 3: LIVE from the EFA Robert Blackburn Studio in NYC! A Virtual Printmaking Demonstration
HUMA is partnering withthe EFA Robert Blackburn Studiofor a virtual demonstration that explores Bearden’s printmaking process. The Studio will also explain the history of Blackburn and Bearden’s collaboration.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required:

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Mother and Child

Mother and Child, 1977, Screenprint and photolithograph, Edition: 76/150, 24 x 18 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, Gift of Carole and Alex Rosenberg, HU91.27

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
Romare Bearden: Overlapping Meanings
Friday, February 25, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Session 4: Virtual Family Art Activity: Creating Personal Narrative Through Collage
Viewers will participate in a hands-on virtual art experience led by a Museum Educator.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required:

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MARCH 2022

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The Train

The Train, 1974, Aquatint, etching and photoengraving; Edition: Primary Proof, 17 5/16 x 24 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Carole and Alex Rosenberg, HU91.25

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
Romare Bearden: Overlapping Meanings
Friday, March 4, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Session 5: Last Stop: Q&A with Museum Director Karen T. Albert
The last session will summarize the main points of the series and include a Q&A with the Museum Director Karen T. Albert.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required:

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Man In Tuxedo

Alexander Rodchenko (Russian, 1891-1956), Man in Tuxedo, c. 1923-25, Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper, 18.75 x 10 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Midwood Medical Services, HU92.45

IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAM
Roundtable: Drawing Across Disciplines
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 6:00pm
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

A panel discussion from multiple perspectives about the importance and use of hand-drawing in numerous academic disciplines, particularly in this technological era. Focusing on topics such as observation and seeing, communication of ideas, visual problem solving, among others.

This event is made possible with the support of the Hofstra Cultural Center in collaboration with The Alice Sawyer Award.

Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672


APRIL 2022

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Slow Art Day

IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAM
Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:00-2:00 pm
Emily Lowe Hall, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

The average museum visitor spends less than 30 seconds with each work of art. Why the rush? International Slow Art Day is a grassroots movement to support museums and art galleries around the world by empowering museum visitors to change their art-viewing experience. Together with our Museum staff, we invite you to engage in mindful looking – allowing for deeper reflection and a greater understanding of the work. Admission is $10 for the public and free for Museum members. Limited to 15 people. A light lunch will be provided.

RSVP to 516.463.5672


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Covered Bowl

Africa, Mali, Dogon peoples, Covered Bowl with Equestrian Figure, 19th century, Wood with pigment and patina, 30 x 9.125 x 10 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, Gift of Sol and Josephine Levitt, HU92.55

IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAM
Presentation: African Art in Context
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 2:40-4:05 pm
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Join us for a talk in the gallery with Veronica Lippencott, PhD., Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Studies and Geography and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Hofstra University. Professor Lippencott provides contextual information about the background and environment of West Africa/Mali, broadening our understanding and appreciation of the works of art in the exhibition Art of the Dogon.

This event is made possible with the support of the Hofstra Cultural Center in collaboration with The Alice Sawyer Award.

Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672


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Painting

IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAM
Presentation: Preserving Visual Culture: Sherman Art Conservation
Wednesday, April 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Join us for a lecture describing the conservation of paintings with conservator, Jonathan Sherman, who has 40 years of experience with images. His lecture will show the processes of conservation treatments of paintings and murals.

Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672

MAY 2022

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HUMA logo

OPEN HOUSE
Museum Faculty Open House
Wednesday, May 4, 1-2 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

We invite you to attend our Open House as a thank you to faculty who have engaged with the Museum as a Curricular Resource this past academic year and as a welcome to those who haven’t but are interested in integrating the upcoming fall exhibitions or permanent collection with their curriculum. Light refreshments will be served on the patio.

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