Last updated: 9/16/2011
Hempstead, New York
Street Address
HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE
Hempstead, NY 11549
Mailing Address
112 HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
Hempstead, NY 11549
phone: 516-463-5672
web: www.hofstra.edu/museum
Hours
THE EMILY LOWE GALLERY
Tuesday - Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Saturday1 PM - 5 PM
THE DAVID FILDERMAN GALLERY
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
MAIN OFFICES
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED ON NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AND DURING UNIVERSITY RECESSES.
Admissions
NO ADMISSION IS CHARGED FOR EITHER OF THE HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM GALLERIES.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
BETH E. LEVINTHAL, Executive Director
phone: 516-463-5671
KAREN T. ALBERT, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS
phone: 516-463-7449
NANCY RICHNER, MUSEUM EDUCATION DIRECTOR
phone: 516-463-4041
TIFFANY M. JORDAN, MEMBERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
phone: 516-463-3565
KRISTY L. CARATZOLA, COLLECTION MANAGER
phone: 516-463-5673
MARJORIE PILLAR, MUSEUM EDUCATION OUTREACH COORDINATOR
phone: 516-463-4975
CAROLINE S. BIGELOW, SENIOR ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
phone: 516-463-5672
Description

EXHIBITIONS

The Hofstra University Museum presents between 6-8 original exhibitions per year in its two galleries. Exhibitions feature works by contemporary artists, artists and works from the past and from various world cultures, as well as works from our permanent collections. The Museum borrows works from other institutions from time to time, and does occasionally offer exhibitions generated at Hofstra to other institutions. As one example, the 2009 original exhibition "Tranquil Power: The Art of Perle Fine," will be traveling in 2012 to three other venues.

LOAN POLICIES

Please contact the Hofstra University Museum's Executive Director, Beth E. Levinthal or the Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Karen T. Albert. A facilities report will be required, along with proof of proper insurance coverage.

Artifact Collections

Hofstra University Museum is an AAM accredited institution that serves the NY metropolitan community. The Museum's collection contains close to 5,000 works and artifacts that date from 5,000 BCE to the present and that represent 6 continents. The majority of works represent American prints and works on paper from the 18th-21st century. An outdoor sculpture collection contains approximately 70 works by artists such as Seymour Lipton, Paul Manship, Henry Moore, and Larry Rosenthal.

Research Collections

THERE ARE NO RESEARCH COLLECTIONS.

Educational Programs

The Hofstra University Museum offers an array of public programs, lectures, concerts, educator workshops, gallery tours and an active School Program throughout the year. Fees are dependent upon the specific program and education credit is applicable to professional educator development workshops.

Governance

AS AN INDEPENDENT DEPARTMENT WITHIN HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, THE HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM REPORTS DIRECTLY TO THE HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY PROVOST, WHO IN TURN REPORTS TO THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

Publications

THE HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HAS SEVERAL REGULAR PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING AN ANNUAL EXHIBITION SCHEUDLE, PUBLIC PROGRAMS BROCHURES, EXHIBITION INVITATIONS, SELECT EXHIBITION CATALOGUES, AND ART CAPERS FOR FAMILIES.

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  • PUBLIC PROGRAMS BROCHURE - 2X ANNUALLY
  • EXHIBITION INVITATIONS - 6-8 X ANNUALLY
  • EXHIBITION CATALOGUES - SELECT EXHIBITIONS ANNUALLY
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