Hofstra University Museum Presents From the Hand: Drawings from the Collection

. August 6, 2011 . 0 Comments

“From the Hand: Drawings from the Hofstra University Museum Collection,” on view through September 11, 2011 in the Hofstra University Museum’s David Filderman Gallery, located in the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, ninth floor, south campus, features 32 drawings completed in a wide variety of styles with examples from the 18th and 19th century and showcasing a number of 20th century artists.

Benjamin West, Man Throwing Stone, c. 1785-1800, Red chalk on paper, 10 1/4 x 12 in.,Gift of Dr. Milton M. Gardner, HU89.41

The original exhibition is curated by the Museum’s Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Karen T. Albert and Collections Manager Kristy L. Caratzola. The drawings on display are both representational and non-objective, with images that include figurative, landscape and abstraction. Artists included in the exhibit are Jean Cocteau, Charles Dana Gibson, Philip Pearlstein, Diego Rivera, Norman Rockwell, George Romney, Joseph Stella, and Benjamin West.

“This finely presented exhibition provides visitors with a rare opportunity to explore three centuries of drawings, one of the most intimate and immediate forms of art,” said Executive Director of the Hofstra University Museum Beth E. Levinthal.

A small format four-color publication, that includes blank pages for visitors to create their own works of art inspired by the exhibition, will accompany the exhibition.

For more information on the exhibit and associated public programs call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University website at www.hofstra.edu/museum.

The Hofstra University Museum has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive, continued accreditation by the American Association of Museums (AAM). Approximately 4% of museums nationwide have earned this distinguished recognition. Accreditation certifies that the Hofstra University Museum operates according to professional standards, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public.

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