STEINBERG MUSEUM OF ART

Steinberg Museum of Art


Just steps away from Northern Boulevard, Steinberg Museum of Art features newly renovated galleries, a visible storage suite, and exciting exhibitions and programming.

The mission of Steinberg Museum of Art is to consistently provide an environment that encourages exploration of the visual arts. A year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions covers topics from antiquity to the cutting edge of contemporary art. Opening receptions, lectures, music performances, and other events enhance the exhibitions and scholarship at the Museum. In these ways, the Museum supports the academic mission of LIU.

In 2017 LIU completed a major renovation to the Museum. One of the unique features of the space is a visible storage suite that gives students, faculty, staff, and scholars unprecedented access to more than 4,000 objects from the Permanent Collection.

Across 45 years, the Museum has developed a Collection that is diverse and comprised of objects that support the mission of both a liberal arts university and a college of the arts. African sculpture and textiles, Chinese painting and sculpture, and Contemporary Art form the majority of the Collection. Additionally, a major component of the Collection is Pre-Columbian Art. These works in textile, ceramic, feather, stone, and wood are unrivaled in museum collections on Long Island.

As students develop their intellectual lives at LIU, they can be sure that the Museum will offer new experiences to meet their interests. Across these four years we build lifelong learners and ignite curiosity

 

Permanent Collection


Permanent Collection

The Museum’s Permanent Collection, of nearly 5000 works, consists of objects from Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Egypt as well as contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs. Designed to support a liberal arts education the Collection is quite diverse, but has a focal center of non-western art including Pre-Columbian and African textiles and sculpture and Chinese paintings.

Index of Collection Highlights

PreColumbian Artifacts | Contemporary American Prints | Contemporary European Prints |Asian Art | Esphyr Slobodkina Archives
Collection of African Art
Persian Bronze and Islamic Glass

Contemporary Photography
Hellenistic/Etruscan/Roman





Catalog List

MFA Catalogue 2010
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THREADS OF TIME:
African Textiles from the Traditional to the Contemporary In full color with essays by Professor Lisa Aronson Ph.D.
$5.00 + shipping

TAWKIN’ NEW YAWK CITY WALLS
Curator: Drama Design
Essays: Alan Moore & John Fekner
$5.00 + shipping

A WALK THROUGH THE AGES:
Archaic Chinese Art from the
Sondra Landy Gross Collection
Color with essay by Richard Pegg Ph.D.

$10.00 + shipping

CEREMONIAL SCULPTURE OF ANCIENT VERACRUZ
Price: $5.00 + shipping
Availability: High

PERPETUATING THE CULTURE: MOTHER AND CHILD IN AFRICAN ART
Text by University of California Professor, Herbert M. Cole Ph.D.

Illustrated in color and black and white.
Price: $5.00 + shipping
Availability: High

CONCHAS PRECOLOMBINAS - MESOAMERICAN ART CREATED FROM SEA SHELL
Price: $5.00 + shipping
Availability: High

NAPOLEON IN EGYPT
Price: $5.00 + shipping
Availability: High

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE NEW YORK STATE SALES TAX OF 8.5% AND APPLICABLE SHIPPING CHARGES.

Education Program

Early Childhood Program

Artistic Explorers

This 1-hour, developmentally appropriate program is designed to introduce young children (K -2nd grade) to the Museum while building both visual and verbal literacy skills. Children will participate in stories and creative activities surrounding a range of artwork, and will experiment with artistic materials as they practice looking, listening and describing.

NOTE: Group size must be limited to 20 students.


Programs for 3rd-12th grade

These 2-hour experiences incorporate age-appropriate discussion, Museum activities, and a hands-on art project. Educators may schedule a tour based on our current exhibitions or may contact the Museum Educator at (516) 299-2782 to structure a customized visit utilizing objects from our collection. Prior to the visit, participating educators receive a Curriculum Resource Guide with information, reproducible handouts, and lesson plans. 

Reserve a Visit

The fee for each program is $85 per class. Reservations for visits may be made by returning the attached card or calling 516.299.2782. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the day of your visit.

Because of space limitations, class size is limited to 30 students.

(20 students for Artistic Explorers and Art of Asia)


NYS learning standards

Museum programs are designed to be interdisciplinary in nature, but are founded in the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts in the Visual Arts discipline. A museum visit provides a starting point for further examination of concepts encompassing math, science, social studies and language arts in the classroom. Our Curriculum Resource Guides, provided to each visiting group, emphasize learning across the curriculum through the visual arts.

Contact Us

For more information about the Education Programs at Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood, please contact the Museum Educator at 516.299.2782.


Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard,
Brookville, NY 11548-1300
Phone: 516-299-4073
Fax: 516-299-2787
museum@liu.edu



Current Exhibition

Photo from Steinberg Museum Exhibit
Romul Nutiu
Dynamic Universe XXIV 1970
Mixed media on canvas, 47 x 47 in.
Private collection
Courtesy Fundatia Joana Grevers, Munich

November 10, 2017 – April 7, 2018

Abstract Expressionism Behind the Iron Curtain

This exhibition has been organized by Helen A. Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, in consultation with Dr. Joana Grevers, director of the Fundatia Joana Grevers in Munich. Its intent is to broaden the context of international modernism by exposing works seldom seen in the United States, showing that Abstract Expressionism was influential beyond the familiar American and Western European ambit.

This highly unusual exhibition addresses a little-known aspect of artistic expression in Eastern Europe during the Cold War period, when official art in Soviet bloc countries was strictly regulated and was required to adhere to Communist Party doctrine. In spite of such restrictions, however, there were artists who were aware of developments in contemporary abstract art, either through personal travel and contact with artists in the west or via international exhibitions, and who responded to those trends. Some immigrated to Western Europe in order to practice their art, while others remained in their home countries and created bodies of very personal work that was not officially sanctioned. It is on representatives of the latter group that the exhibition focuses.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Masters of Fine Art Candidates
April 18 – May 11, 2018

B. Davis Schwartz Library
Lower Level
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, New York  11548
516-299-4073

Hours
Monday-Friday 9:30-4:30
Wednesday 9:30-8:00
Saturday 11:00-3:00
Now through April 7, 2018
and April 18 – May 11, 2018