Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts

World War I changed the perception of war from a heroic and romanticized point of view to the horrific reality of combat. The perception of what art was and could be was also transformed. This exhibition provides a glimpse into the artistic worlds of France, Germany, and Russia following World War I and examines a selection of the vast activities happening in the visual arts during that time period. The exhibition highlights permanent collection works, including paintings by Conrad Felixmüller, George Grosz, and Georges Rouault; prints by Marc Chagall, Juan Gris, and Käthe Kollwitz; and photographs by August Sander. Ephemera and book arts from the Weingrow Collection of Avant-Garde Art and Literature at Hofstra University supplement the Museum’s collection works, along with works of art loaned from other museums and galleries. 


Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Presented in conjunction with the Hofstra Cultural Center conference ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS AND THE GREAT WAR: A HUNDRED YEARS ON


Dates September 4 -December 14, 2018

Gallery Location and Hours

Emily Lowe Gallery, Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Saturday - Sunday, Noon - 4:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays)


Galleries are closed on major holidays, during Hofstra University recesses, and during exhibition installations. 

©2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Free and Open to the Public



Emily Lowe Gallery (Behind Lowe Hall)
Emily Lowe Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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