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.

FALL 2022

AUGUST 2022

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Off the Press

Irving Amen (American, 1918-2011)
The Bridge, 1957
Woodcut
7 x 9 in.
Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of the Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fillin, HU72.34

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Off the Press
August 16, 2022 – January 27, 2023
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

A print, in the broadest definition, is a work of art comprised of ink on paper created through an indirect transfer process. Four major printmaking methods have been developed over the centuries: relief, intaglio, and the planographic techniques of lithography and screenprinting. Each printmaking method produces a work on paper that has an individual and identifiable quality.

Off the Press features works from the Hofstra University Museum of Art collection and provides examples of these four printmaking techniques.  The collection contains more than 2,200 prints in a range of mediums and processes that date from the late 16th century to the 21st century.  As printmaking techniques have developed over the centuries, artists have explored the possibilities and pushed the boundaries of traditional printmaking.  Digital technology has added additional pathways for this artistic exploration.

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.


SEPTEMBER 2022

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New York, New York

Donna Ferrato (American, b.1949)
34 Leonard St. formerly Provenzano Garage, 2007, from the portfolio Tribeca, 10013
Pigment on fiber print
26 x 20.5 in.
Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Susan and Steven Ball, HU2014.20.5

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
New York, New York: Photographs from the Collection
September 6 – December 9, 2022
Emily Lowe Gallery, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

New York, New York. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. Gotham. The Naked City...Iconic names to describe an iconic metropolis, a city of myth and legend, where dreams rise as high as skyscrapers and can fall just as far. Yet beyond the silhouetted skyline is a place where New Yorkers actually live, work, love, struggle, and survive.

These photographs from the Hofstra University Museum of Art collection capture New York City in its infinite complexity and variety, not only celebrating the city's iconic architecture, but reveling in its everyday streets and signage, authentic faces, and dynamic street scenes. The black-and-white images were made over a span of 75 years, from 1932 to 2008, yet are unified through the use of monochrome, creating connections between disparate decades. While the photographers are not all native New Yorkers, they are inheritors of this miraculous city, dedicated to seeking its intricacies, grandeur, joy, and hardships. Their distinct visions unfold in New York's ever-changing landscape, chronicling a city that reinvents itself on a daily basis.

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.


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Fall Reception

Andreas Feininger (American, born France, 1906-1999)
Times Square, 1942, from the portfolio Vintage New York, 1987
Gelatin silver print
34 x 25.875 in.
Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Susan and Steven Ball, HU88.8.4

IN-PERSON RECEPTION
Reception for the Fall Exhibitions
Thursday, September 8, 2022, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join us in celebrating the opening of New York, New York: Photographs from the Collection and Off the Press.

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

 


 

OCTOBER 2022

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Gallery Talk

Harold Feinstein (American, 1931-2015)
Two Sailors on Subway, 1947, from the portfolio Photographer's Choice: Harold Feinstein - Decades Four, 1988
Gelatin silver print
7.5 x 10.875 in.
Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Susan and Steven Ball, HU91.206.10

IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAM
Gallery Talk with Guest Curator Susannah Ray
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4-5 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join Susannah Ray, guest curator of New York, New York: Photographs from the Collection, for a curator-led tour of the exhibition. She will share her insights and thoughts about the photographs she selected.

Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672

 


 

NOVEMBER 2022

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What is a Print?
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland (Reigning Queens Royal Edition), 1985
Screenprint and diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board
Extra, out of edition. Designated for research and education purposes only.
39.375 x 31.5 in.
Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., HU2014.11
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAM
What is a Print?
Thursday, November 3, 2022, 4-5 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

Led by Director and exhibition curator Karen T. Albert, learn about the evolution of printmaking methods including an explanation of different techniques of relief, intaglio, and the planographic methods of lithography and screenprinting. Each printmaking method produces a work on paper that has an individual and identifiable quality.

Admission is free. RSVP to 516.463.5672

 


 

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