Hofstra University Museum

The Hofstra University Museum's David Filderman Gallery and Emily Lowe Gallery offer students a chance to explore a diverse collection of art and artifacts from ancient to early modern times. The museum features over 5,000 art objects from around the world with notable collections in Mesoamerican, Oceanic, and African art. Students will learn about historical and cultural contexts surrounding art, function and form as they study everything from painting and woodblock print to tools, sculpture, and ceremonial objects. Special exhibits rotate twice a year. Guided tours are available, as are hands-on activities that allow students to develop their visual literacy, understand how language is used to express the world around them, and create their own artwork.

Contact Info
Address: 112 Hofstra Blvd., Hempstead, NY 11549. Nassau County. Tel: 516-463-5672. Email: museum@hofstra.edu. Website: www.hofstra.edu/museum. Hrs: Tue.-Fri. 11AM-4PM, Sat.-Sun. 12-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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