On a budget? You can explore the world by going no farther than Hempstead.

The Global Exploration program at the Hofstra University Museum is a monthly series of one-hour lectures and conversations that examines different cultures around the world through works of art and cultural objects. February's subject is Chinese and Japanese scroll paintings.

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This month's event is being held Feb. 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the museum's Emily Lowe Gallery. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for people 65 and older. A Global Exploration lecture will be given each month through August.

To reserve your spot or to get more information, call 516-463-5672 or go to hofstra.edu/museum, go to the News & Events tab and click "calendar."