When We All Stand

January 31–July 28, 2023
Emily Lowe Gallery

The exhibition, When We All Stand, focuses on the collective power of the arts to address complex issues in society and demonstrates the ability of art and artists to chart a path for social change.  Artists often lead the charge and expose truths that may otherwise be ignored. The artists in this exhibition take a stand and call out injustices through their art and activism on issues such as immigration, gender, reproductive rights, mass incarceration, voting rights, racial bias, gun violence, and promises unfulfilled. They take action by creating national campaigns for justice, organizing public art protests, connecting with their local community, or joining forces with national organizations. Some make demands on government, politicians, policies, or institutions while others make demands on society and individuals to join them in the fight for justice; still others focus on cultural development as a process that cultivates democracy and unity. They all combine the making of art with public service that has a grassroots approach in the hope of mobilizing their communities and the nation to ignite movement, create awareness, and inspire others to stand with them.  Artists included in the exhibition are Emma Amos, Molly Crabapple and the Equal Justice Initiative, For Freedoms, Miguel Luciano, Michele Pred, Hank Willis Thomas, and Sophia Victor.

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The Hofstra University Museum of Art’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Press Release: When We All Stand Looks at Art and Activism

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Michele Pred (Swedish-American, b. 1966), Love as Activism, 2021, Neon on plexi, Edition 2 of 3, 26 x 26 x 5 inches, Courtesy of the Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Michele Pred (Swedish-American, b. 1966), Love as Activism2021, Neon on plexi, Edition 2 of 3, 26 x 26 x 5 inches, Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery 

 

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THINK CREATIVELY AND TAKE A STAND

How to get involved and participate:

Local Resources

Big Brothers Big sisters of Long Island
https://bbbsli.org/

CARECEN (Central American Refugee Center)
https://www.carecenny.org/

ERASE Racism
https://www.eraseracismny.org/

Immigrant Defense Project
https://www.immigrantdefenseproject.org/about/

League of Women Voters
https://lwvny.org/

LGBT Network
https://lgbtnetwork.org/

Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
https://www.longislandpeace.org/

Long Island National Organization for Women (Nassau Chapter)
https://now.org/chapter/ny0428-nassau-now/

Long Island Together
https://www.longislandtogether.org/

Long Island Cares
https://www.licares.org/

NAACP
https://nysnaacp.org/branches

Nassau NYCLU Regional Office
https://www.facebook.com/nassaunyclu/

Nassau County Board of Elections
https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/566/Board-of-Elections

S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth
https://www.strongyouth.com/

Urban League of Long Island
www.urbanleaguelongisland.org

National Resources

Advocates for Youth
https://www.advocatesforyouth.org

Alliance for Youth Action
https://allianceforyouthaction.org/

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
https://www.aclu.org/

Brennan Center for Justice
https://www.brennancenter.org/

Fair Fight (Voting Rights)
https://fairfight.com/join-our-fight/

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
https://momsdemandaction.org/tag/new-york-chapter/

National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)
https://immigrantjustice.org/

National Organization for Women (NOW)
https://now.org/

Planned Parenthood
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-greater-new-york

Rise First
https://risefirst.org/

The Center for Reproductive Rights
https://reproductiverights.org/

Vera Institute for Justice
www.vera.org

Related Programs

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Preview Reception
Sunday, January 29, 2023,
2-4 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Join us for a preview of the exhibition When We All Stand.

Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free.
RSVP to 516-463-5672

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Exhibit Reception
Thursday, February 2, 2023,
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus 

Join us in celebrating the exhibition When We All Stand. 

Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free.
RSVP to 516-463-5672

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Artist panel
When We All Stand: Artists’ Civic Responsibility

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 
6:30 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus 

This panel discussion examines the collective power of the arts to address complex issues in society, its ability to chart a path for social change, the role of the artist as activist, and their impact on local communities and nationwide. |Read More|

Admission is free.
RSVP to 516-463-5672

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Gallery Tour with Curator Alexandra Giordano
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 
4-5 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus 

Join Alexandra Giordano, Assistant Director of Exhibition and Collection, for a curator-led tour of the exhibition When We All Stand. She will share her insights and thoughts about the exhibition and the artists selected. 

Admission is free.
RSVP to 516-463-5672

PUBLIC PROGRAM
International Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 
Noon-2 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery 

Join Museum staff for a slow look at works of art in the exhibition When We All Stand. The average museum visitor spends less than 30 seconds with each work of art. International Slow Art Day is a grassroots movement to support museums and art galleries around the world by empowering museum visitors to change their art-viewing experience. We invite you to engage in mindful looking and stay with individual pieces of art to allow for deeper reflection and a greater understanding of the work. 

Limited to 15 people. Admission is $15 for the public and free for Museum members.
A light lunch will be provided.
RSVP required to 516-463-5672

For more information or to register for Museum events, please call 516-463-5672 or see our event calendar.

Gallery Location and Hours

Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.