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.
Artists in America
A survey of 300 years of great American paintings. Artists from every era of American art are featured among the exhibit’s 79 works, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt. The works are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. Through Feb. 24. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.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”), emphasizing parallels between these artists. Through May 19. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Robert Hite: Imagined Histories and Other Works
Robert Hite’s paintings, photographs and sculptures are on display, reflecting the rich southern narrative tradition. Through March 5. Nassau Community College’s Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, Education Dr., Garden City. 572-5073.
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 the romantic comedy “Definitely Maybe,” about a political consultant in the midst of a bitter divorce attempting to explain his past relationships to his young daughter, with Ryan Reynolds, Friday, Feb. 15, 2:30 p.m.; also “Crazy Stupid Love,” about a middle-aged man reentering the dating scene after his wife leaves him, with Steve Carrell, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
Watch “Arbitrage,” the drama about a troubled hedge fund magnate, Friday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “The Intouchables,” the French drama that tells the fact-based story of the unlikely friendship between a handicapped white millionaire and his unconventional Senegalese caretaker, Friday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 766-6257.
Broadway to Hollywood
Film historian Philip Harwood examines beloved award-winning movie musicals that successfully made the transition from stage to film, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Ella! The life of Ella Fitzgerald
A tribute to the first lady of song, with film footage, audio clips and interviews, hosted by Jack Schnur, Wedneday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “The Best Exotic Exotic Marigold Hotel,” about a group of British retirees who take up residence in India, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Painting Venice: Canaletto & His Rivals,” with art historian Vivian Gordon, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. (516) 239-3262.
Watch “Girlfriend,” the indie film about a young man with Down’s Syndrome in a small Massachuesetts town, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.