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 permanent collections that contain more than 5,000 objects spanning 35 centuries of human history, with works of art and cultural artifact representing 6 continents. The collections include major works of art by American and European modern era artists in painting, sculpture, photography, prints and other works on paper, along with Asian, Oceanic, African and Pre-Columbian art.

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.