Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM: Works on Paper
The next in the series that began in June focusing on a group of five contemporary artists, continues with an exploration of the drawing skills and innovations of an even greater number of artists, including those whose work was seen in the summer exhibition. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture
An exhibit of Arnold Newman’s photographic portraiture highlighting the innovative minds and personalities that gave rise to the ideas and concepts that have shaped our world. Recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture” and influenced by the school of modernism, Newman’s style has changed the photographic portrait. Through Dec. 13. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Black and White
A showcase of only black and white works, including photography, acrylics, pen, and ink and oil pieces. Through Dec. 29, with a meet-the artists reception Friday, Dec. 13, 8 pm. G Gallery, 2717 Grand Ave., Bellmore. 376-2737.
A showcase of works by Japanese Ukiyo-E painter Imao Keinen, who specialized in flower and bird prints, known as Kacho-ga. Through Dec. 19. Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Gallery, Molloy College Public Square, Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3196 or email@example.com.
Land of the Rising Sun: Art of Japan
An original exhibition highlighting Japanese works, from Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections, spanning the 16th through 20th centuries. Works include woodblock prints, hand-painted scrolls, and wood carvings with a focus on artistic traditions of various eras of Japanese culture. Through Feb. 2. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
An in-depth exhibit of works by the famed Pop artist that juxtaposes his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works, in a variety of media. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
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 “Love Actually,” the holiday-themed romantic comedy that follows the lives of eight couples, Friday, Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m.; also the James Stewart classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “The Way, Way Back,” a coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old’s summer vacation with his mother and her boyfriend, Friday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 16, 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Colonial-era New Year’s festivities, Sunday, Dec. 15, 6 p,m. With entertainment and refreshments. $10. Reservations required. Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence. 239-1157.
Examine “Marc Chagall: Between War and Peace,” with Professor Thomas Germano, Monday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
At the Movies
Watch “The Way, Way Back,” the coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old’s summer vacation, Monday, Dec. 16, 1:30 and 7 p.m.; also “Before Midnight,” the romantic drama and sequel to “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset,” Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Watch “Playing for Keeps,” the romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star who returns home to put his life back together, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.