The original exhibition Enduring Images, which focuses on the lasting, powerful record created by artists’ visual responses to critical moments is on view at the David Filderman Gallery through Jan. 31, 2016. Works by internationally recognized Long Island-based artists Yonia Fain, a Holocaust survivor, and George Grosz are highlighted. Other major featured artists include Käthe Kollwitz, Jacob Lawrence, and Danny Lyon. All the works in the exhibition are from the Hofstra University Museum’s (HUM) permanent collections.
Curated by Hofstra University Museum Collections Manager Kristy Caratzola, Enduring Images contains imagery reflecting the impact of World War I and II, the Civil Rights Movement, the African American diaspora and other international conflicts as seen and interpreted by artists and photojournalists. Works include a variety of media, such as photography, sculpture, painting, and works on paper. An illustrated catalog, Enduring Images, accompanies the exhibit. An interactive touch screen kiosk in the gallery provides deeper insights as to what makes an image “enduring.”
Executive Director of the Hofstra University Museum Beth E. Levinthal said: “Artists, through their visual voices, reflect the turmoil and consequential events of their time. This exhibition provides a view into the lasting power and influence that artistic imagery has on our collective understanding and perception of some key historic eras and events. We thank the New York State Council on the Arts and Astoria Bank for their support in bringing this exhibition to fruition.”
On Friday, May 15, there will be two exhibition-related events. From 2 to 3 p.m. the popular lecture series Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations for Adults, led by exhibition curator Kristy Caratzola, will offer a close examination of the exhibition. The fee for Global Explorations is $5 for general audiences and $3 for seniors.
Following Global Explorations at 3 p.m. will be an opening reception that is free and open to the public.
For more information about this exhibit and associated public programs, call 516-463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University website at www.hofstra.edu/museum. The David Filderman Gallery is located on the ninth floor of the Axinn Library on Hofstra’s South Campus.