Hofstra University Museum of Art

Calendar of Events

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the cancellation of in-person public programming, the Museum of Art is presenting a series of VIRTUAL EVENTS! This Calendar will be updated as event dates and times are confirmed. Please check back or follow us on social media.

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SPRING 2021

FEBRUARY 2021

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Bearden

Romare Bearden, Homage to Mary Lou (the Piano Lesson), 1984, lithograph, edition 97/100, HUMA, gift of Dr. Dorothy Cohen, HU91.1

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Romare Bearden, Printmaker and Storyteller

February 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Through his art, Romare Bearden communicated his ideas and thoughts about everyday Black American life in 20th century America with narrative themes that span historical, political, and religious topics. Known for his collage technique, Bearden was an innovative printmaker – adapting a variety of techniques to create unique prints. This program focuses on the 28 prints in the Hofstra University Museum of Art’s collection.

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MARCH 2021

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Abbott

Berenice Abbott, Poultry Shop, East 7th Street, New York, 1937, Gelatin silver print, HUMA, gift of Lazarus Weinert, HU84.25

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Photographer Berenice Abbott

March 12, 2021, at 3:00 pm

Berenice Abbott was a central figure in and an important bridge between the photographic circles and cultural hubs of Paris and New York in the early 20th century. Returning from Europe in 1929, she began a series of documentary photographs of New York City that, supported by the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, debuted in 1939 as the exhibition and publication Changing New York. Another of Abbott's projects was an illustration of scientific phenomenon, produced in collaboration with the Physical Sciences Study Committee based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These photographs reveal her technical experimentation and her aesthetic accomplishments.

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APRIL 2021

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Fain

Yonia Fain, Holocaust, nd, oil on linen, HUMA, gift of the artist, HU2012.10

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Yonia Fain: Witness to History

April 9, 2021, at 3:00 pm

Yonia Fain, through his visual art and poetry, pays tribute to the memories of those lost during the Holocaust. Fain employed personal, powerful visual imagery and messages that simultaneously relate the Holocaust’s despair and its atrocities while expressing key themes of survival and hope.

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Slow Art Day

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International Slow Art Day

April 10, 2021, at 12:00 noon

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 ar tgalleries around the world by empowering museum visitors to change their art-viewing experience. Together with our Museum staff via a live Zoom session - we invite you to engage in mindful looking - allowing for deeper reflection and a grater understanding of the work.

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MAY 2021

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Recent Acquisition

Mark Kostabi, Feel the Burn, 1990, Mezzotint, HUMA, gift of Dr. Monroe and Mrs. Edna Kornfeld, HU2019.8

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Recent Acquisitions

May 14, 2021, at 3:00 pm

As a collecting institution, the Hofstra University Museum of Art continues to develop and expand its permanent collection. This program looks at the acquisition process and some of the works of art donated to the Museum of Art in the past five years.

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JUNE 2021

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Drawing

Benjamin West, Man Throwing Stone, c. 1785-1800, red chalk on paper, HUMA, gift of Dr. Milton Gardner, HU89.41

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From the Hand: Drawing

June 11, 2021, at 3:00 pm

An artist may create works of art in a broad range of media but an artistic idea often begins with a drawing. Drawings, whether created in pencil, ink or pastel, exhibit a greater immediacy and closer connection to the artist. They can be studies for another work in a different medium, incomplete ideas or finished images. This program highlights some of the remarkable drawings from the Hofstra University Museum of Art’s collection, by artists such as Benny Andrews, Leonard Baskin, Jean Cocteau, Nancy Grossman, Philip Pearlstein, Diego Rivera, Norman Rockwell, George Romney, Isaac Soyer, Abraham Walkowitz and Benjamin West.

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