Address

112 Hofstra University

Phone Number

(516) 463 - 5672

Date Visited

08/05/2015

Website

Link to Website

Hofstra University Museum

Description

The 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.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  4
    Location of handicapped spaces:  close to entrance of Lowe Gallery
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  very close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  benches outside entrance
    Paths and walkways:  pebbled concrete
    Location of handicapped entrance:  at main entrance
    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

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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.”



Location


Nearby

NYCB at Nassau Veterans'  Coliseum