The Museum staff has created a number of virtual resources for you to explore from home. Via the links below, you can view works of art from the exhibitions and create your own art using our family activities, as well as access the online collection database. Check back often as we update and add to the site.
Second Fridays: Welcome Back – Fall 2021 Preview
Join Director Karen T. Albert for a virtual preview of the Museum of Art’s exhibitions and programs for the Fall 2021 season. The discussion will include an update on in-person visits to the Museum – August 13, 2021
Second Fridays: From the Hand: Drawing
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 - June 11, 2021
Second Fridays: Recent Acquisitions
As a collecting institution, the HU Museum of Art continues to develop and expand its permanent collection. Learn about the acquisition process and some of the recent works of art donated to HUMA – May 14, 2021
International Slow Art Day
The average museum visitor spends less than 30 seconds with each work of art; we invite you to engage in mindful looking – allowing for deeper reflection and a greater understanding of the work – April 10, 2021
Second Fridays: Yonia Fain: Witness to History
Yonia Fain, through his personal, powerful visual imagery and poetry, pays tribute to the memories of those lost during the Holocaust – April 9, 2021
Second Fridays: Photographer Berenice Abbott
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 – March 12, 2021
Second Fridays: Romare Bearden
Explore the 28 prints in HU Museum of Art’s collection and how Romare Bearden communicated his ideas and thoughts about everyday Black American life in 20th century America – February 12, 2021
Second Fridays: Japanese Woodblock Prints
Discover how traditional Japanese woodblock prints continue to influence contemporary artists and Manga - December 11, 2020
Second Fridays: African Art
Explore the rich diversity of African art, focusing on Western and Central Africa, through selected works of art from the HU Musuem of Art's collection of more than 290 works - November 13, 2020
Second Fridays: What is a Print?
Learn about the evolution of printmaking methods including an explanation of different techniques - October 9, 2020
Ask a Curator Day Question #1
What is your favorite painting? - September 16, 2020
Ask a Curator Day Question #2
Can you tell us about HUMA’s collection and have there been any recent acquisitions? - September 16, 2020
Ask a Curator Day Question #3
How does HUMA store 2D artwork? - September 16, 2020
Ask a Curator Day Question #4
Does HUMA have a variety of paintings in the collection? - September 16, 2020
Second Fridays: Andy Warhol
Using photographs and screenprints from the HU Museum of Art's collection, take a look into the working method and artistic process of Andy Warhol, legendary pop artist and art celebrity of the 20th century - September 11, 2020
Insights on Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age
A virtual tour of the exhibition - June 4, 2020
!Women Art Revolution Film Discussion - April 30, 2020
Ask the Curators
How do we choose? What do we choose? Join us for a discussion about curating art exhibitions - April 9, 2020
International Slow Art Day
Take a slow “look” at a few works in the exhibition Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age - April 4, 2020
NEW!! Art Coloring Pages from Hofstra University Museum of Art's Collection
Are you looking for an artistic and creative escape? Gather your colored pencils, markers or crayons, find a quiet space and indulge in recreating a work of art from HUMA's collection. Click HERE and choose your favorite to color!
"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist." - Rene Magritte
Use our hashtag, #HUMAfromHome, to post your completed work.
Fun with Fine Lines
Perle Fine's painting, Convolution, 1966-67, is featured in our virtual exhibition “Nevertheless She Persisted”. Create a work of art inspired by Fine, using paper, various types of tape and coloring materials (crayons, markers, chalk, watercolors, whatever you have!). So, grab the whole family and let’s have some FUN with FINE Lines! Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.
Join museum educator Elisa Bruno to create two different types of paper fans. This project is inspired by the artist Miriam Schapiro whose work appears in the Nevertheless She Persisted exhibition. Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.
Set your creative wheels in motion by making a Paper Rainbow Spinner using paper, glue, scissors, and a wood stick or straw. Click HERE for instructions and template. Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.
Monster Roll and Draw
We are all living in some scary times right now. Instead of living in fear, let's live in creativity! Join us for another Roll & Draw art project to exercise your art muscles and create your own unique Monster. Find our Monster Roll & Draw worksheet HERE. Grab the whole family for a break to get creative and just roll with it! Follow us on Instagram @hofstraumuseumofart. Use our hashtag to share your art work #HUMAfromHome.