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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    MUSEUM CONFERENCES
    Saturday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — Richmond, Virginia
    Virginia Association of Museums Annual Conference 2022
    Richmond, Virginia
    Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
    2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Wednesday, March 16 - Friday, March 18, 2022 — Kingsport, Tennessee
    Tennessee Association of Museums 2022 Annual Conference
    Kingsport, Tennessee
    Tuesday, March 22 - Friday, March 25, 2022 — Waco, Texas
    Texas Association of Museums 2022 - Growing Together: Tackling The Challenges Of Today & Tomorrow
    Waco, Texas
    Thursday, April 7 - Saturday, April 9, 2022 — Point Pleasant, West Virginia
    West Virginia Association of Museums 2022 Conference
    Point Pleasant, West Virginia
    Sunday, April 24 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022 — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    PA Museums’ 2022 Conference
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Sunday, May 15 - Saturday, May 28, 2022 — Statesboro, Georgia
    Center of Excellence Tick Workshop 2022
    Statesboro, Georgia
    Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
    InterActivity 2022: Play The Long Game -Association of Children's Museums
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22, 2022 — Slinger, Wisconsin
    2022 Fire Museum Seminar
    Slinger, Wisconsin
    Sunday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022 — Golden, Colorado
    2022 Country School Association of America Conference
    Golden, Colorado
    Thursday, June 23 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 — Tacoma, Washington
    ALHFAM 2022 CONFERENCE & ANNUAL MEETING
    Tacoma, Washington
    Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022 — Owings Mills, Maryland
    ASSOCIATION OF NATURE CENTER ADMINISTRATORS 2022 ANNUAL SUMMIT
    Owings Mills, Maryland
    Wednesday, September 14 - Friday, September 16, 2022 — Enid, Oklahoma
    2022 Oklahoma Museum Conference
    Enid, Oklahoma
    Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 — Buffalo, New York
    American Association for State and Local History 2022 On-site and Virual Conferences
    Buffalo, New York
    Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9, 2022 — Portland, Oregon
    2022 Oregon Annual Conference, co-hosted with Western Museums Association
    Portland, Oregon
    Monday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022 — Rogers, Arkansas
    SouthEastern Museum Conference 2022 ANNUAL MEETING
    Rogers, Arkansas
    Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27, 2022 — Temecula, California
    2022 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
    Temecula, California