Integral to the academic mission of Hofstra University, the Hofstra University Museum advances knowledge and understanding through experiences with authentic works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. The Museum’s mission is achieved through collection acquisition and preservation, exhibitions and interpretive resources.
The Hofstra University Museum initiates and facilitates rich and varied cultural and artistic explorations in an atmosphere that promotes the open exchange of ideas.
The Hofstra University Museum:
- Was founded in 1963
- Is an American Alliance of Museums (AAM) nationally accredited museum
- Has a permanent collection of approximately 5,000 works of art in varied media dating from the ancient to the contemporary, and includes American artists of the 18th through 21th centuries
- Is open year-round to the public with free admission
- Offers educational and public programs (i.e., lectures, performances, workshops, tours)