Exhibits and more...
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.
Picture Perfect: Selections From the Permanent Collection
This exhibition showcases works with appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities. Brightly colored paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales contrast evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections
An exhibit of ethnographic artworks and objects created by the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific, including ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects. Through Aug. 29. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Still Life: 1970s Photorealism
An exhibition devoted works associated with Photorealism—a movement comprising painters who took photography as their subject and sculptors who recreated the human body with surprising accuracy. The artists featured include Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit and Idelle Weber. Opening Saturday, July 19, through Nov. 9, Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
An exhibit of paintings and decorative arts inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s travels and surroundings in North Africa and the East. Opening Saturday, July 19, through Nov. 9. Nassau County Museum of Art, Second Floor Galleries, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
See “Winter’s Tale,” the supernatural romance based on the acclaimed novel, Friday, July 18, 2:30 p.m.; also “Non-Stop,” the suspense thriller about an air marshal who springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk, with Liam Neeson, Tuesday, July 22, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Bud Abbott: The Forgotten Funnyman
Sal St. George looks back at the comedian’s life and career, including excerpts from his last interview, Friday, July 18, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Joe,” a drama involving an ex-con, who meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin, Friday, July 18, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
See “The Secret Life of Walter MItty,” the romantic adventure comedy-drama, adapted from Jame Thurber’s 1939 short story, Monday, July 21, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Anchor Man 2 - The Legend Continues,” the sequel to the popular movie, detailing the career of San Diego’s top rated newsman Ron Burgundy, Thursday, July 24, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Watch “Saving Mr. Banks,” the comedy-drama that tells the surprising backstory behind the making of “Mary Poppins,” with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, Thursday, July 24, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.