Changing Perceptions: Curator's Conversation

Join Karen T. Albert, deputy director and chief curator of the Hofstra University Museum, for an insightful conversation about the works of art in the exhibition Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts. Learn more about what went into developing this exhibition, from shaping the concept to selecting the works of art and then discussing the many-layered topics surrounding the Great War.

About the exhibition: 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. 

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


Changing Perceptions: Curator’s Conversation

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Advance registration is required for all programs. 

Fee: $7 general public; $5 senior citizen (65+). Admission is free for Museum members and Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard.

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Changing Perceptions: World War I and the Visual Arts Exhibition 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)

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.

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

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Thursday, December 06, 2018





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

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