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“The Lyon, the Which, and the Warhol” Photography Exhibition Commemorates the Hofstra University Museum’s 50th Year

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – The exhibition The Lyon, the Which, and the Warhol, on view through May 19, 2013, at the Hofstra University Museum’s David Filderman Gallery, features photographs by Danny Lyons and Andy Warhol juxtaposed with works in other media.

Drawn from the Museum’s extensive photography collection, this exhibition curated by the Museum’s collections manager Kristy L. Caratzola features photographs by photojournalist Danny Lyon and visionary Pop artist, Andy Warhol,  contextually linking them to works in other media by Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Lisbeth Firmin (the “Which.”) The exhibit emphasizes parallels between the artists in their use of indirect portraiture, physical presence and their creative process.

Beth E. Levinthal, Executive Director of the Hofstra University Museum said, “Beginning with its opening in 1963, the Hofstra University Museum has offered the University and the New York regional community exhibitions that expand our knowledge and understanding through the visual arts.  The Lyon, the Which, and the Warhol encourages viewers to consider how artists employ portraiture and physical presence as well as other tools to break the barriers of societal stereotypes.”

An illustrated brochure with a curator’s statement accompanies the exhibition.  Additional interpretive educational materials including artist biographies will be available on a touch-screen gallery kiosk.

On Monday, April 29, 2013, at 7 p.m., Hofstra University MFA creative writing students will share their original post-modern poetry inspired by works in the exhibition in a program titled Warhol and Writings: Post-Modern and Existential Poetry Reading. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information on this exhibit and associated public programs please call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University website at

The Hofstra University Museum has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive, continued accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Approximately 4% of museums nationwide have earned this distinguished recognition. Accreditation certifies that the Hofstra University Museum operates according to professional standards, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public.

Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 11,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, applied science, communication, education, health sciences and human services, honors studies, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.


Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Evelyn Kuhn, 1977
Polacolor type 108
Hofstra University Museum Collection, Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, HU 2008.2.9 


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