See the political drama, presented by Hofstra University's Dept. of Drama and Dance, this weekend.
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.
Complejo: The Art of M. Tony Peralta
A thought-provoking exhibit of mixed-media silkscreens exploring race and physical appearance, created by New York-based artist-designer Manuel Antonia Peralta. Through Nov. 2. Nassau Community College, Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, 1 Education Dr., Garden City. 572-0619.
Ludovit Feld, the Little Giant: Artist, Rescuer and Auschwitz Survivor
An exhibit of the works of Ludovit Feld, who was kept alive at Auschwitz for his artistic talent and for medical experimentation. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
A major exhibit that includes a significant selection of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories. Through Nov. 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Monumental Drawings of Michael Ryan
A showcase of works by the Brooklyn-based artist who uses old photographs in his creative process. Through Oct. 26. Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Gallery, Molloy College Public Square, Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 678-5000 ext. 6549.
Political Slant: Editorial Cartoons
Original sketches and digital prints of contemporary cartoons by five editorial cartoonists: Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Mike Keefe, Steve Kelley, Jimmy Margulies of The Record (North New Jersey) and Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News. Topics include the economy, education, human rights, presidential elections, and war. Works by the late 19th century political artist Thomas Nast provide historical perspective. Through Dec. 21. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Toward Greater Awareness: Darfur and American Activism
This exhibit, featuring large-scale sculptures by American artist Mitch Lewis, focuses on the genocide that occurred in Darfur and Sudan from 2003 to 2006, as well as the American response to the crisis. It is presented in conjunction with Oct. 16 Presidential Debate. Through Dec. 16. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Using the Lessons of the Holocaust to Teach Tolerance
This contextualized history explains the 1930s’ increase of intolerance, the reduction of human rights, and the lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others, including people with disabilities, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gays, and Polish intelligentsia. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
Sydney Chastain-Chapman/Julie Tremblay
This exhibition pairs Julie Tremblay’s sculptural work with paintings and works on paper by Sydney Chastain-Chapman. Through Nov. 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
See the action-adventure, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” the reboot of the classic tale, with Charlize Theron, Friday, Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m.; also the award-winning “The Blind Side,” about the life of NFL player Mike Oher, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “The Hunger Games,” Friday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Nassau County Museum of Art Guest Curator Constance Schwart discusses the art of Marc Chagall and works currently on view at the museum, Saturday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m. $15. Registration required. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
See “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2 and 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.