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Hofstra University Museum
DescriptionThe Hofstra University Museum is located on the Southwest Campus of Hofstra University. The flat, paved parking lot near the building has 4 handicapped spaces in the first row. All walkways are either brick or concrete.
There is a double door street level entrance to the Lowe Gallery . The gallery is easy to navigate.
A single occupancy, handicapped accessible restroom is located in the corridor between the museum and gallery entrances.
The second gallery, The David Filderman Gallery, is located on the ninth floor of the Hofstra Library.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: very close
Places to rest: benches outside entrance
Paths and walkways: pebbled concrete
Doors: heavy double doors
Number of floors: 1
Elevators: none in Lowe Gallery
Ramps: ramp to enter library building
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: both spaces are spacious
Places to sit: benches
Location of restrooms: in corridor between museum and gallery entrance
Type of restroom: single occupancy, handicapped accessible
Ease of entry and exit: good
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: small cafe on main floor of library, not always open, Au Bon Pain is nearby
Friendliness of staff: pleasant
We visited the Hofstra University Museum, located on the Southwest Campus of my alma mater (Fran). This University has undergone many changes since I attended forty years ago. It has become one of the foremost universities for students facing all types of challenges. Every building is accessible for students with physical handicaps.
Hofstra’s campus is now considered an arboretum because of the specimen trees and sculptures located here. If you visit you can pick up a sculpture map at the Lowe Gallery. It’s a beautiful place with lots of benches for sitting and enjoying a nice day. The annual Spring Tulip Festival is a major event, which I have heard is lovely. I hope to attend!
The Museum has two locations. The main gallery (Emily Lowe Gallery), behind Emily Lowe Hall, has rotating exhibits.
The flat, paved parking lot in front of the building has 4 handicapped spaces in the first row. It is a short walk to the double door, street level entrance. Benches are nicely situated in front of the museum. The easy to navigate gallery consists of one large room that is entered through double doors. A single occupancy handicapped accessible restroom is located in the corridor between the museum and gallery entrances.
The second art gallery, The David Filderman Gallery is located on the ninth floor of Hofstra’s library. I walked over to check it out only to find that there is no exhibit at this time.
The Hofstra University Museum offers free family fun for children (ages 6 and up), and their grown-up companions. There are games and adventures created to explore the gardens and artworks.
If you get hungry after wandering and exploring, there is an Au Bon Pain located on campus, a short walk away. It has an accessible ramp, push button door, and single occupancy restroom.
Congratulations Hofstra on a job well done!
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.hofstra.edu/museum, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”