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09/17/2020

“Does HUMA have a variety of paintings in the collection?”
Acting Director and Chief Curator Karen T. Albert answers one more question for #AskACurator day!

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09/16/2020

#AskACurator
“How does HUMA store 2D artwork?”

Get a behind the scenes glimpse of HUMA’s storage space, with our Acting Director and Chief Curator Karen T. Albert!”

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09/16/2020

Next question of the day for Acting Director and Chief Curator Karen T. Albert…
“Can you tell us about HUMA’s collection and have there been any recent acquisitions?”
#AskACurator

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09/16/2020

Today is #AskACurator day!

Acting Director and Chief Curator of the Hofstra University Museum of Art, Karen T. Albert, is taking over our social media accounts.
She will answer your questions all day.

The first one is “What is your favorite painting?”
What questions do you have?

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Tune in Wednesday, September 16,  to find out Karen's favorite female artist.#HUMApicks 🎨 Doris SeidlerUntitled2001Mixed...
09/15/2020

Tune in Wednesday, September 16, to find out Karen's favorite female artist.
#HUMApicks

🎨 Doris Seidler
Untitled
2001
Mixed media
Hu2011.46
Gift of David W. Seidler

This Wednesday, September 16, the Hofstra University Museum of Art will participate in #AskACurator day. Founded in 2010, this global initiative includes over 54 museums, Hofstra University Museum of Art being one of them. Acting Director and Chief Curator, Karen T. Albert, will be answering questions about our diverse collection of over 5,000 works of art. Post a question and stay tuned for Karen’s answers!

#AskACurator
#MuseumsMatter
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#ArtsatHofstra

Have you ever wondered what is the role of an academic museum?  Why are museums important?  Or wanted to ask a curator w...
09/14/2020

Have you ever wondered what is the role of an academic museum? Why are museums important? Or wanted to ask a curator what their favorite object is and why?

This Wednesday, September 16, the Hofstra University Museum of Art will participate in #AskACurator day. Founded in 2010, this global initiative includes over 54 museums, Hofstra University Museum of Art being one of them. Acting Director and Chief Curator, Karen T. Albert, will be answering questions about our diverse collection of over 5,000 works of art. Post a question and stay tuned for Karen’s answers!

#AskACurator
#MuseumsMatter
#HofstrauMuseumofArt
#ArtsatHofstra

Happy Birthday to Robert Indiana!  #BornOnThisDay“It would be my intention that everybody should have love, and there ar...
09/13/2020

Happy Birthday to Robert Indiana! #BornOnThisDay

“It would be my intention that everybody should have love,
and there are a lot of people in the world.” - Robert Indiana

We agree with him!

🎨 Robert Indiana
“Love”
1968
Color screenprint, ink and color on paper
HU2003.12

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#Love
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09/12/2020
Abstract Roll and Draw on Instagram Live

Its time to set your creative sprit free!
Roll the dice and see what abstract composition you can create.
#DayofEncouragement

Materials:
Small canvas or cardstock paper
Black sharpie marker
Colorful markers or pencils
8-sided dice or a dice rolling app
Regular pencil

Visit our Virtual Museum link for more family activities.
https://www.hofstra.edu/community/museum/museum-virtual.html

Click the link to view an instructional prerecorded Instagram Live video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5EWokgUG4M&feature=youtu.be

Recording of Instagram Live presentation: Abstract Roll and Draw that took place on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 12pm. Museum educator Annemarie Brusca led vi...

We end the day, looking upward, remembering the lives lost 19 years ago.📸 Donna Ferrato“Memorial Lights 9.11.07, from th...
09/12/2020

We end the day, looking upward, remembering the lives lost 19 years ago.

📸 Donna Ferrato
“Memorial Lights 9.11.07, from the portfolio, Tribeca, 10013”
2007
Pigment on fiber print
HU2014.20.6

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Join us today for our new virtual program!Acting Museum Director and Chief Curator, Karen T. Albert, using photographs a...
09/11/2020

Join us today for our new virtual program!
Acting Museum Director and Chief Curator, Karen T. Albert, using photographs and screenprints from HUMA's collection, provides a view into the working method and artistic process of Andy Warhol, legendary pop artist and art celebrity of the 20th century.
Register in advance.
https://www.hofstra.edu/community/museum/museum_calendar.html

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Join us this Friday for our new virtual series - Second Fridays!While the Hofstra University Museum of Art galleries are...
09/09/2020

Join us this Friday for our new virtual series - Second Fridays!

While the Hofstra University Museum of Art galleries are closed, please join Acting Museum Director and Chief Curator Karen T. Albert for Second Fridays – a virtual program that explores works of art from the Museum’s diverse collection with an engaging thematic approach. Each session – held on the second Friday of the month – will be hosted live, through Zoom, at 3 p.m., followed by a Q&A.

VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
Hofstra University Museum of Art - 2nd Fridays
Andy Warhol
September 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Acting Museum Director and Chief Curator, Karen T. Albert, using photographs and screenprints from the HU Museum of Art’s collection, provides a view into the working method and artistic process of Andy Warhol, legendary pop artist and art celebrity of the 20th century.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://hofstra.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqduuvrTstG9GHl2uqM19Zn4xCFVfAwm8f

https://www.hofstra.edu/community/museum/museum_calendar.html
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This may not look like a mask at first glance, but it is!The Abelam people, who live along the Sepik River in Papua New ...
09/08/2020

This may not look like a mask at first glance, but it is!

The Abelam people, who live along the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea, believe that ancestor spirits return and inhabit inanimate objects. In this agricultural society, yams are the principal crop; there are elaborate yam harvest ceremonies and festivals. Because of the importance of yams to the survival of the society, the individual who can grow the largest yam achieves power and prestige. Yam cultivation can only be done by initiated men who observe strict rules of conduct. They believe that their ancestors aid in the growth of the yams, and many of the ceremonies honor them. The Abelam men compete in growing extraordinarily large yams (more than a meter in length), which they then display during harvest festivals, adorned with basketry masks. The largest yams are given names of important ancestors. The yam masks are an integral part of the ceremonies. #MuseumArtifact #MasksON #Masks2020
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Yam Mask
Oceania, New Guinea, Sepik River, Abelam
20th century
Balsa, rattan and pigments
HU 73.76
Gift of Cedric H. Marks

Happy Birthday Jacob Lawrence #BornonThisDay in 1917!For more than 65 years, Lawrence chronicled and celebrated the Afri...
09/07/2020

Happy Birthday Jacob Lawrence #BornonThisDay in 1917!
For more than 65 years, Lawrence chronicled and celebrated the African American experience.

Concerned with the struggle for freedom, justice and human dignity, he was a storyteller who often documented important historical figures and events in a series format. Lawrence’s compositions experimented with abstraction and representation, using fluid contours, flat shapes, and a limited palette of bold colors. When he was commissioned to create a work for An American Portrait, a portfolio published by the federal government to celebrate the 1976 bicentennial, Lawrence portrayed a nonviolent civil rights demonstration that took place in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. The leader, Martin Luther King Jr., a group of ministers and other demonstrators were prevented from marching into the center of the city and were arrested. The grimaces on the faces of the people, as well as the jagged shapes in the expressively colored print, reflect the tension and emotion of that moment. Only the head of the snarling police dog is shown.

This powerful print gifted to the Museum in 1991 by gallery owner Alex Rosenberg and his wife, Carole, is one of numerous gifts through the years that have enriched the Museum’s collection. #goodtrouble

Jacob Lawrence
“Confrontation at the Bridge”, from the portfolio “An American Portrait”
1975
Screenprint
HU 91.29
Gift of Carole and Alex Rosenberg
HU 91.29
© 2010 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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What are you reading this weekend?#NationalReadaBookDayUtagawa Kunisada“The Genji Room at Ishiyama Temple, frontispiece,...
09/06/2020

What are you reading this weekend?
#NationalReadaBookDay

Utagawa Kunisada
“The Genji Room at Ishiyama Temple, frontispiece, from the series Lingering Sentiments of a Late Collection of Genji (Genji Goshu yojo)
1858
Color woodblock print, ink and color on paper
HU74.05.20
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goldberg

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We hope you are sailing into sunshine and enjoying the last weekend of summer! #LaborDayWeekendJean Cocteau“Monaco”1959O...
09/05/2020

We hope you are sailing into sunshine and
enjoying the last weekend of summer! #LaborDayWeekend

Jean Cocteau
“Monaco”
1959
Original lithograph poster
HU88.132
Gift of Carole and Alex Rosenberg

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The Museum gallery may be closed but HUMA’s staff is hard at work planning virtual programs for the fall.Stay tuned for ...
09/04/2020

The Museum gallery may be closed but HUMA’s staff is hard at work planning virtual programs for the fall.
Stay tuned for a calendar of events!

#FridayFunday
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We are going way back for this one!#ThrowbackThursday#ThursdayTour1985 Exhibition “Artists of the Kennedy Era”March 12 –...
09/03/2020

We are going way back for this one!
#ThrowbackThursday
#ThursdayTour
1985 Exhibition “Artists of the Kennedy Era”
March 12 – April 2 1985
Emily Lowe Gallery

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New York Museums & Cultural Institutions | Reopenings & New Exhibits
09/02/2020
New York Museums & Cultural Institutions | Reopenings & New Exhibits

New York Museums & Cultural Institutions | Reopenings & New Exhibits

New York's museums and cultural institutions are reopening with new exhibits and safety protocols in place. Learn more about the return of favorites such as MoMA, the Museum of Natural History, and more.

Happy Birthday Romare Bearden!#BornOnThisDayAs a prominent artist of his generation, Bearden had a great influence on th...
09/02/2020

Happy Birthday Romare Bearden!
#BornOnThisDay

As a prominent artist of his generation, Bearden had a great influence on the art and artists of the 20th century.
His powerful works represent the places where he lived and worked: the rural American South; northern cities, especially New York’s Harlem; and the Caribbean island of St. Martin. His work references the literary, biblical, mythological, popular culture, and Western and non-Western themes that were part of the African American cultural experience.

In 1963 Bearden was a founding member of Spiral, an association of African American artists that supported the civil rights movement, and in 1964 he was appointed to the Harlem Cultural Council, an African American advocacy group. Bearden was also active in the founding of several important art venues, such as the Cinque Gallery and the Studio Museum in Harlem. The recipient of numerous honors, Bearden was a member of the American Academy of Design and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and in 1987 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Ronald Reagan. #SocialChange

Romare Bearden
“The Family”
1975
Aquatint, etching, photoengraving
HU91.24
Gift of Carole and Alex Rosenberg

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Today's #MuseumArtifact a 16th century wooden sculpture of a Japanese Bodhisattva, carved in the naturalistic style of t...
09/01/2020

Today's #MuseumArtifact a 16th century wooden sculpture of a Japanese Bodhisattva, carved in the naturalistic style of the Kei school of the Kamakura period (1185-1392 C.E), expresses the Mahayana worship of these benevolent and merciful entities.

This figure is an interpretation of Miroku-Bosatsu, the Buddha of the Future, and is identified by the combination of his distinctive Miroku-in mudra and relaxed lalitasana pose. His right hand is held open and raised in the midst of gently touching his cheek in pensive contemplation, his body is positioned with his right leg tightly crossed under the left leg, which hangs over the front of his perch. This Bodhisattva is an individualized portrait merged with the classical lakshana body features employed in both Buddhist and Hindu figural sculpture.

Bodhisattva
16th century
Late Muromachi-Momoyama period
Wood and pigment
27 x 16 x 9 in.
HU70.20
Gift of Albert M. Baer

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How was your weekend?Which image comes close to how you spent your time?#MondayMood#HUMAPicks🎨 1. Jon Corbino“Wedding Pa...
08/31/2020

How was your weekend?
Which image comes close to how you spent your time?
#MondayMood
#HUMAPicks

🎨 1. Jon Corbino
“Wedding Party, Sunday Picnic”
1936
Oil on canvas
HU77.18
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Malkin

🎨 2. Marion Greenwood
Untitled
Lithograph
HU61.8
Gift of Louis Freedenberg

🎨 3. Kristin Capp
"Black Horse, All Saints Bay, Itaparica, Brazil”
2004
Archival pigment print
HU2017.7

🎨 4. Torii Kiyonaga
“Woman in Bathrobe and Mother Playing with Baby”
1785
Color woodblock print, ink and color on paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goldberg

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#ThursdayThrowback #ThursdayTour2013 Exhibition: “Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics an...
08/27/2020

#ThursdayThrowback
#ThursdayTour
2013 Exhibition: “Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture”
September 3 - December 13, 2013
Emily Lowe Gallery

This exhibition of photographic portraiture by Arnold Newman highlighted the innovative minds and personalities that gave rise to the ideas and concepts that shaped the 20th century. Recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture,” where the background is an integral part of the image, Newman was influenced by the school of modernism. His work has contributed to the transformation of what we know as the photographic portrait; his work is found in numerous international museums and collections.
This show was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

📸 Arnold Newman,
“Woody Allen, screenwriter, film director, actor, New York City”
1996
Silver Gelatin Print,
©Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images
📸 Arnold Newman
“John F. Kennedy, United States Senator, future President of the United States of America, Washington, D.C”.
1953
Silver Gelatin Print
©Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images
📸 Arnold Newman
“Georgia O’Keeffe, painter, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico”
1968
Silver Gelatin Print
©Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images
📸 Arnold Newman
“Igor Stravinsky, composer, conductor, New York City”
1946
Silver Gelatin Print
©Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images
📸 Arnold Newman
“Frank Lloyd Wright, architect, Taliesin East, Wisconsin”
1947
Silver Gelatin Print
©Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images
📸 Arnold Newman
“Pablo Picasso, painter, sculptor, printmaker, Valluris, France”
1954
Silver gelatin print,
© Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images

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The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nationally on August 18, 1920, so why is Women’s Equality Day on August ...
08/26/2020

The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nationally on August 18, 1920, so why is Women’s Equality Day on August 26th each year?

The simple answer is that even when a constitutional amendment has been ratified it’s not official until it has been certified by the correct government official. In 1920, that official was U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. On August 26, 1920, Colby signed a proclamation behind closed doors at 8 a.m. at his own house in Washington, D.C, ending a struggle for the vote that started a century earlier. #WomensEqualityDay

The exhibition, “Nevertheless She Persisted”, was created in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment granting the right to vote to women. It focuses on the struggles and contributions of women artists. The exhibition includes a range of artistic styles and media from the Hofstra University Museum of Art collection.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this exhibition is postponed, but a selection from the exhibit can be viewed through a 3D virtual reality link to the Hamptons Virtual Art Fair!
https://www.hamptonsvirtualartfair.com/hofstra-university-museum-of-art/

Visit our website to view the PDF catalogue and video.
https://www.hofstra.edu/community/museum/museum_exhibition_nevertheless_she_persisted.html

Louisa Chase
“Untitled,” 1988, ed. A.P.
Lithograph
38 3/4 x 24 3/4 in.
Gift of Judith A. Jedlicka
HU2008.4.4

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Join the artist Joyce Kubat, tomorrow 8/26, for a virtual conversation LIVE from the Rosenberg Gallery to discuss her wo...
08/25/2020

Join the artist Joyce Kubat, tomorrow 8/26, for a virtual conversation LIVE from the Rosenberg Gallery to discuss her work and probe the complexities of identity and representation.

Opening / Artist Talk
Wednesday, August 26
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Zoom link
https://hofstra.zoom.us/j/95221526279

Joyce Kubat
August 26 – October 4, 2020
Opening/Artist Talk August 26 from 3-4pm
Rosenberg Gallery
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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Welcome back and happy first day of classes Hofstra University students! Be sure to observe the many beautiful sculpture...
08/24/2020

Welcome back and happy first day of classes Hofstra University students!
Be sure to observe the many beautiful sculptures around campus. Have a seat and join in the discussion when you find this one.

The piece features Plato seated on a low column, beside a table, having a conversation with a bust of Socrates. Across the table from Plato is an empty seat. The empty seat is a similar column, upon which any person can sit and join in the dialogue. There is room enough at the table so that persons with disabilities or those who are able-bodied may sit in on the discussion.

“Plato Having a discussion with Socrates” was funded by a bequest from the Harold E. Yuker estate for the educational and cultural benefit of Hofstra University. Dr. Harold E. Yuker Hofstra Professor of Psychology from 1948 – 1997, became provost and distinguish professor at Hofstra despite a lifelong struggle with cerebral palsy. In the early 1960’s, Dr. Yuker played a major role in making Hofstra the first private university in the nation to become 100 percent barrier-free to persons with disabilities, well before legislative mandates. #Hofstrahistory #HUMAhistory

Mihail Chemiakin was born in Moscow, Russia. He entered the Repine Academy of Art, Leningrad in 1957. In the 1960s he was victim of Soviet bureaucracy and was forced to spend time in an insane asylum because of his modernistic artistic vision. He fled to Paris where he was able to freely practice his calling. His art is in many collections around the world.

Visit our website to learn more about our outdoor sculpture collection.
https://www.hofstra.edu/community/museum/museum_sculpturegarden.html

Mihail Chemikain
“Plato Having a Dialogue with Socrates”
1999
Bronze
HU99.7

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