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
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. Opening Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Dec. 13. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
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.
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’snewly reopened exhibit features varied species of bats, including a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other exhibits include displays about Long Island’s ecology and interactive activities. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Washington Ave. (between Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Hwy.), Seaford. 571-7443.
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.
At the Movies
View “Identity Thief,” the comedy about a mild-mannered man and the woman who steals his identity, Thursday, Aug. 29, 1 and 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “Admission,” the romantic comedy about a Princeton University admissions officer, with Tina Fey, Friday, Aug. 30, 2:30 p.m.; also the classic “The Green Berets,” with John Wayne, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See the thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” the acclaimed film detailing the caputure of Osama Bin Laden, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Watch “Mud,” the coming-of-age drama involving two teenage boys in the Arkansas delta, with Matthew McConaughey, Friday, Sept. 6, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave. Rockville Centre. 766-6257.