Hofstra's permanent collections hold more than 5,000 objects spanning 35 centuries of human history, with works of art and cultural artifact representing six continents. The collections include major works of art by American and European modern-era artists in painting, sculpture, photography, prints and other works on paper, along with Asian, Oceanic, African and Pre-Columbian art.
In addition, Hofstra maintains an extensive collection of public art on the 240 acre campus. The nationally-recognized arboretum and gardens serve as an exhibition space, showcasing more than 70 works of sculpture, including those by major 20th century artists such as Seymour Lipton, Paul Manship, Henry Moore, and Tony Rosenthal. Frederick Douglass Circle, a commissioned sculpture by artist Vinnie Bagwell, is now permanently installed on the University’s south campus.