Romare Bearden: Storyteller

The narrative themes of Romare Bearden’s work spanned historical, political, and religious topics. Through his innovative works of art, Bearden communicated his ideas and thoughts about everyday African American life in 20th century America. The exhibition includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen) from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.

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


DatesTuesday, January 23, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Gallery Location and Hours

Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

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

Summer Hours (May 13-September 2, 2018): Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Galleries are closed on major holidays, during Hofstra University recesses, and during exhibition installations. (Note: David Filderman Gallery will be closed for installation March 12-26, 2018, and Emily Lowe Gallery will be closed for installation August 18-September 3, 2018.)


Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988), Homage to Mary Lou (The Piano Lesson), 1984, lithograph,
Edition: 97/100, 29 1/4 x 20 1/4 in., Hofstra University Museum Collections, gift of Dr. Dorothy Cohen, HU91.1
Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY



Wednesday, April 04, 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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