Mark Brier headlines Elmont Public Library's Comedy Extravaganza on Sunday.
Exhibits and more...
AB-EX/RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered
AB-EX/RE-CON explores both the best known and less familiar practitioners of abstract and gestural painting who dominated the American art, criticism and commentary during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. Artists on display include Diebenkorn, J. Ernst, Frankenthaler, Hofmann, Kline, and Motherwell. Through June 16. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
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.
Claudia Waters: The Figure in Motion
A solo exhibition of oil paintings, including 30 of Claudia Waters’ figurative seashore and pool paintings. Through July 12. Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. 299-4073, or www.liu.edu/museum.
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, as well as those in other media by 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.
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.
We Hold These Truths...
This exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and examines slavery, the abolition movement and emancipation through artworks, artifacts and ephemera. Artists include Willie Cole, Daniel Chester French, Richard Hunt, William H. Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Howardena Pindell, Betye Saar, and Kara Walker. Through July 26. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
See “Hitchcock,” the drama about the relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959, Friday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.; also “Parental Guidance,” the family comedy about grandparents babysitting their Type A daughter’s overprotected kids, Tuesday, June 1, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
View “Zero Dark Thirty,” Friday, June 7, 1 p.m.; Monday, June 10, 6 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “Cloud Atlas,” the sci-fi drama involving multiple plotlines set across six different eras, Friday, June 7, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
See “Lincoln,” the historical biopic featuring Daniel Day Lewis’ award-winning performance, Tuesday, June 11, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Examine “The Flemish Golden Age,” with Professor Thomas Germano, Thursday, June 13, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “One for the Money,” the comedy about an unemployed newly-divorced woman who lands a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, based on the popular heroine of Janet Evanovich’s mystery series, Thursday, June 13, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.