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

On October 18, 2018 the Museum inaugurated its 900 square foot Visible Storage Suite where guests may view the Collection. One of the unique features of the space, two glass enclosures, provides students, faculty, staff, scholars – and curious members of our community – unprecedented access to more than 4,000 objects from the Permanent Collection. Join us during regular museum hours to use the Visible Storage Suite.

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 $110 per class. Reservations for visits may be made by 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

Kathleen Elliot

Now through July 26, 2019

Kathleen Elliot.  Angst, 2011.  Glass,  15" x 10" x 14."
Kathleen Elliot. Angst, 2011. Glass, 15" x 10" x 14."

This summer the Museum features the botanical glass-sculpture of California-based Kathleen Elliot. Trained as a glass worker, Elliot originally specialized in realistic renderings of natural forms and has recently developed a body of work featuring imaginary plant life in an alternative reality. In moving from realism to imaginary expressionism, Elliot has individually followed a pathway to the imaginary in American art about nature more generally characterized by the arc from Frederic Church to Georgia O'Keefe.

In her imaginary botanicals, Elliot has moved from her earlier, representational work into a new poetic realm. She has maintained her commitment to observing nature and creating amazingly life-like natural forms. But her recent sculptures have begun to incorporate human characteristics, reflecting the artist's inner life through an expanded organic vocabulary.

In this exhibition the twenty-seven pieces on view represent the major developments of her recent work. On display will be some pieces that remain close to their natural origins, and many which seem like visitors from other worlds. A series of sculptures are based on the form of a cyclone, translated into a delicate webbing of glass from which emerge leaves and flowers. According to the artist, "cyclones are a kind of self-portrait – unfolding, growth, becoming – a vortex spinning through life, spiraling upward until it's complete."

Kathleen Elliot currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area of California. She studied art at San Jose State University, De Anza College and spent three summers at the Pilchuk Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, studying with Laura Donefer, Robert Mickelsen and Shane Fero.

Events

EXHIBITION CELEBRATION
Free and open to the public

July 24, 2019
2:00-4:00 pm
Please join us for an iced coffee reception to celebrate the Kathleen Elliot exhibition.

Staff

Barbara Applegate, Director
516.299.4073

B. Davis Schwartz Library
Lower Level
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, New York  11548
516.299.4073

Hours
Now through July 26, 2019
Monday-Friday 9:30-4:30
Wednesday 9:30-8:00
Saturday 11:00-3:00