Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM Spring 2014
This exhibition illustrates a broad range of styles spanning non-objective abstraction. Featured artists include Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
The imagery of fête champêtre — outdoor entertainments and garden parties — are explored through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts. Works by a range of artists are represented. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.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.
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, 10 0 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
See “Saving Mr. Banks,” the comedy-drama that tells the surprising backstory behind the making of “Mary Poppins,” with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, Friday, May 2, 2:30 p.m.; also the belovd classic “Casablanca,” Tuesday, May 6, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “The Book Thief,” the drama based on the popular novel about a spirited young girl in World War II Germany, Friday, May 2, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
Antiques Appraisal Day
Bring antiques and collectibles for appraisals by Philip Weiss, from PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” Sunday, May 4,1 p.m. $10 per item or three items for $25. All proceeds benefit the Phillips House, Phillips House, 28 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre.
See “The Book Thief,” the historical drama based on the best-selling novel about a spirited young girl in World War II Germany, Sunday, May 4, 1:30 p.m.; also “Last Vegas,” the ensemble comedy that follows four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single, with an all-star cast, Monday, May 5, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside.
Psychic “Tell It”
Join noted numerologist/psychic Lois T. Martin for an evening of adventure and discovery of what’s on your mind, Monday, May 5, 7 p.m., or Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
At the Movies
See “Philomena,” the drama that tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year-long search for her son, with Judi Dench. Tuesday, May 6, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “David Hockney,” with SUNY Farmingdale Art History Professor Thomas Germano, Thursday, May 8, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Girl Most Likely,” a comedy about a failed New York playwright, Thursday, May 8, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.