Founded in 1963, the Hofstra University Museum has been facilitating an open exchange of ideas by engaging with culture and art. The nationally accredited museum hosts a collection of 5,000 works including American artists from the 18th century to the present. This generous museum is open to the public and requires no admissions fee to experience the artwork it has to offer.
One of their many exhibits featured this Spring is The Lyon, the Which and the Warhol. Combining photography by the photojournalist Danny Lyon and that of the visionary artists Andy Warhol and the work found in other media such as, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Lisbeth Firmin, this exhibit spans not only periods of time, but also style and content. This exhibit places emphasis on the parallels between the artists’ usage of indirect portraiture, physical presence and process. This exhibit will run until the 19th, but it will be back on March 28th, and open to the public until September.
The 50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum is only open until March 28th. This exhibit highlights the depth of the collection, it includes paintings, prints, photographs and drawings. These works are primarily from the 20-21st century but whose artists range from various different cultures.
The mission statement of this wonderful operation is to humbly educate and create a sense of understanding through an experience with authentic works of art from diverse cultures. The museum seeks to foster an open conversation about ideas present in the work as it relates to the culture in which it is found. To be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, an honor which about 3%-4% of museums nationwide receive, and to be open for the public creates a genuine sense of community but also, a true mission to teach those in Long Island and visitors alike. The Hofstra University Museum is available to all, but these exhibits will pass, so don’t miss your opportunity to learn and experience the culture and art this museum has to offer.