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.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • Portfolios II

    Mar 27 2018 - Jul 27 2018

    Please contact the museum for information.

  • Andy Warhol

    Sep 5 2017 - Mar 11 2018

    Juxtaposes his photographs with his screenprints providing a view into working methods and artistic process

  • Romare Bearden: Storyteller

    Jan 23 2018 - Aug 17 2018

    Prints done in a variety of methods