Other People's Parties

In today’s hyperconnected social world, images of others have become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, but what is it about other people’s parties that intrigues us so much? Is it idle curiosity or something more? This exhibition, featuring photography from artists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Larry Fink, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, and Andy Warhol, calls attention to the highs and lows of our most social occasions, investigating the human impulse to capture party moments through photography and our desire to live vicariously through images of others.

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.



Exhibtion Dates: August 13, 2019-March 13, 2020

Gallery Location and Hours:

David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

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


Galleries are closed on major holidays, during Hofstra University recesses, and during exhibition installations. Emily Lowe Gallery will be closed for installation: August 17-September 2, 2019. David Filderman Gallery will be closed for installation: July 27-August 12, 2019




Larry Fink (American, born 1941), False Men and their Makers, Studio 54, N.Y.C. - May, 1977, from the portfolio Social Context, 1977, gelatin silver print on Fortezo paper, 14 ¼ x 14 1/2 in., Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Susan and Steven Ball, HU92.68.14 © 2019 Larry Fink



Friday, September 13, 2019


Free and Open to the Public



Filderman Gallery
9th Floor, Axinn Library
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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