We Hold These Truths…

This exhibition, which ends on Friday, July 26, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and examines issues of slavery, middle passage, the abolition movement, emancipation, and American freedom through the presentation of historic and contemporary artworks as well as artifacts and ephemera by artists such as Willie Cole, Daniel Chester French, Richard Hunt, William H. Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Howardena Pindell, Betye Saar, and Kara Walker.

This exhibition is held in conjunction with the Hofstra Cultural Center Conference For their actual freedom: 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation to be held Fall 2013.

This exhibit runs from Tuesday, April  16 - Friday, July 26, 2013.

Additional exhibition funding provided by New York Community Bank Foundation.


Family Programming: We Hold These Truths…-- The Great Art Caper

April 16 - July 26, 2013 

Available during Museum open hours

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit We Hold These Truths… and use the clues to complete a message. (This activity is FREE! Registration not required.)


HUM Emily Lowe Gallery Hours

Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.     

Summer Hours May 20 - July 26

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday   

Monday, July 22, 2013



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

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