Hofstra University Museum of Art

Permanent Collections

The Hofstra University Museum of Art, the only American Alliance of Museums accredited university museum on Long Island, has a permanent collection that contains more than 5,200 works of art and artifacts dating from 1,500 BCE to the contemporary. The collection includes major works of art by American and European modern era artists in painting, sculpture, photography, prints and other media, along with cultural objects from Africa, Asia, Melanesia, Central and South America. Due to spatial limitations, only selected works of art are on view in gallery exhibitions.

Artist Spotlight

Take a moment to explore and discover more about selected artists in the collection -- their lives, careers and examples of their works.

Collection Spotlight

This video series highlights specific, individual works in the collection.

George Grosz, A Mighty One on a Little Outing Surprised by Two Poets

Elizabeth Catlett, Gossip

Joan Mitchell, Metro

Seymour Lipton, Dragonseed


The Hofstra University Museum of Art does not provide appraisals or authenticate works of art. A suggested source for appraisers is the Appraisers Association of America. Please visit their website: www.appraisersassoc.org for more information.