Hofstra University Museum of Art

Collections Related Programs

The Hofstra University Museum of Art offers programs that highlight and explore its permanent collections of more than 5,000 objects that originate from six continents and span across time from the pre-Columbian era to the contemporary. Below are listed some of the gateways for adults, Hofstra students and faculty, families, children, and friends to explore the Museum collections.

Twin Condor

Let's Explore Backpacks

The Museum’s distinct Let’s Explore Backpacks offers activity-filled ways for children (ages 5-12) and adult companions to explore together the outdoor sculpture collection on the University’s beautiful campus. Children then create their own works of art to take home. Various backpack themes are available. All backpack activities are FREE! | more |

The Great Art Caper

Children and adult companions uncover clues to help solve an Art Caper mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra University’s South Campus. Children become detectives and have fun while discovering more about these works. Pick up all backpack and caper activity materials at the Emily Lowe Gallery during open hours year-round until 3 p.m. Return all backpacks by 4 p.m. and keep your completed works of art. All caper activities are FREE! | more |

Art Travelers through Time: Literacy and History through the Arts

This program fosters links between classroom curriculum and the study of authentic cultural objects selected from the Museum’s collection. The program introduces children to the unlimited possibilities for museums to expand and enrich their world. | more |

Diversity Awareness: Focus on the Hofstra University Museum of Art Permanent Collections

Using the rich resources of the Hofstra University Museum of Art’s collection and thanks to the generosity of the Hofstra University Office of the President and other funders, the Cultural Diversity Awareness program features a series of posters that highlight works from around the world dating from ancient to modern times. | more |