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.
Drawings, Proposals, Plans, Diagrams
A selection of sculptor Dewitt Godfrey’s works on paper in a range of media – charcoal, pigment, ink, pencil, photography and collage – that showcases his evolving engagement with drawing,Through April 7. Hofstra University’s Rosenberg Gallery, Calkins Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5474.
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.
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 “Flight,” the thriller about a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands a plane and its aftermath, Tuesday, April 2, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Mark Rotella, author of “Amore: The Story of Italian American Song,” reflects on the legacy of Frank Sinatra, as part of Hofstra’s Italian-American Lecture Series, Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m. Hofstra University’s Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 1st Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5669 or www.hofstra.edu/culture.
Robert Hamlin reads from his works, hosted by Molloy College writer-in-residence Barbara Novack, Wednesday, April 3, 12:30 p.m. Molloy College, Kellenberg Hall,1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 678-5000 ext. 6468.
See “Bernie,” the black comedy based on the true story of Texas assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede who murders a wealthy widow, Thursday, April 4, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.