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Exhibits and more...
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.
After ModernisM 2013: ‘AM’
A showcase of work by five contemporary artists. The exhibit features Nina Chanel Abney, Justin Craun, Wendell Gladstone, Erik Parks and Tom Sanford. Through Oct. 13. Nassau County Museum of Art, Second Floor Galleries, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art
This exhibition draws upon the Whitney’s extensive holdings of works by Alex Katz, one of America’s most honored living artists. It includes early landscapes and collages, as well as the enormous and brilliantly-colored portraits of family and friends. Through Oct. 13. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
The Lyon, the Which and the Warhol: The Sequel
This sequel to Hofstra Museum’s early spring exhibit highlights photography by artists Danny Lyons and Andy Warhol, focusing on themes of gender and identity. The exhibit also includes works by Diane Arbus, Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Maurer, and Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi. Through Sept. 15. 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 “Because I Said So,” the romantic comedy about a meddling mother who tries to find the right man for her daughter, Friday, Aug. 9 2:30 p.m.; also “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” a romance drama with Vanessa Williams, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “The Impossible,” the English-language Spanish disaster drama based on a family’s experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, with Naomi Watts, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See Lincoln,” the historical biopic featuring Daniel Day Lewis’ award-winning performance, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967
At the Movies
View “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” the comedy involving two superstar Las Vegas magicians who face competition from a street entertainer, with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, Thursday, Aug. 15, 1 and 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Eamine “Francisco De Goya and the Spanish Enlightenment,” Thursday, Aug. 15, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “Parental Guidance,” the family comedy about grandparents babysitting their Type A daughter’s overprotected kids, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.