Exhibits and more...
AB-EX/RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered
AB-EX/RE-CON explores both the best known and less familiar practitioners of abstract and gestural painting who dominated the American art, criticism and commentary during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. Artists on display include Diebenkorn, J. Ernst, Frankenthaler, Hofmann, Kline, and Motherwell. Through June 16. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Across Time & Place: Treasures from the Permanent Collection
This rotating exhibition highlights a broad range of works by 19th and 20th century American and European artists from the Heckscher Museum’s Permanent Collection. Of particular interest is Étienne Berne-Bellecour’s monumental Embarkation Maneuver, 1882, which factually depicts the departure of a regiment of cuirassiers following the Franco-Prussian War. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
The Lyon, the Which and the Warhol
An exhibit of photographs by photojournalist Danny Lyon and visionary pop artist Andy Warhol, culled from the Hofstra University Museum’s extensive photography collection. The exhibit connects their works to those in other media by Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Lisbeth Firmin (the “Which”). Through May 19. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Using the Lessons of the Holocaust to Teach Tolerance
A contextualized history that explains the 1920s’ increase of intolerance, reduction of human rights, and lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
See Hitchcock,” the biographical drama about Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho, Friday, April 12, 2:30 p.m.; also “Life of Pi,” the adventure about a young man cast away on an epic journey with a Bengal tiger, Tuesday, April 16, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Robot and Frank,” a drama about an aging jewel thief whose son buys him a domestic robot, Friday, April 12, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Watch “Robot and Frank,” about an aging jewel thief whose son buys him a domestic robot, Monday, April 15, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective
View memorable scenes from Hitchcock’s classic films, with Richard Knox, Tuesday, April 16, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
See the 2013 Best Picture winner “Argo,” the dramatization about the secret operation to extract six American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran, Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Examine “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity,” with art historian Louise Caruso, Thursday, April 18, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” about a group of British retirees who take up residence in India, Thursday, April 18, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Join a Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary naturalist to observe migratory ducks, birds of prey and songbirds, Sunday, April 14, 9:30-11 a.m. $5. Registration required. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, 12 Sagamore Hill Rd., Oyster Bay. 922-3200.