Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM: Works on Paper
The next in the series that began in June focusing on a group of five contemporary artists, continues with an exploration of the drawing skills and innovations of an even greater number of artists, including those whose work was seen in the summer exhibition. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Land of the Rising Sun: Art of Japan
An original exhibition highlighting Japanese works, from Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections, spanning the 16th through 20th centuries. Works include woodblock prints, hand-painted scrolls, and wood carvings with a focus on artistic traditions of various eras of Japanese culture. Through Feb. 2. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum’s 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.
Off the Wall: Sculpture From the Permanent Collection
An exhibition of the Heckscher’ sculptural holdings, providing a broad overview of sculptural practice in America. Representational and abstract works created throughout the 19th and 20th centuries are on view, including portraiture, allegory, nationalistic themes, anecdotal figures from daily life, and decorative work in traditional mediums. Through March 16. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
An in-depth exhibit of works by the famed Pop artist that juxtaposes his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works, in a variety of media. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Poor Art Student 10!
A showcase of the work of current art majors at Molloy College. Exhibit includes painting, sculpture, drawings, prints and ceramics. Opens Jan. 14, through Feb. 13. Molloy College, Public Square Art Gallery, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre 323-3196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 “Getaway,” the action thriller involving a burned out race car driver who is thrust into a do-or-die mission behind the wheel when his wife is kidnapped, Friday, Jan. 10, 2:30 p.m.; also “R.I.P.D.,” the action-adventure about two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from increasingly destructive souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “Parkland,” a historical drama recounting the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Friday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin 223-6228.
Watch “The Hunt,” a drama set in a small Danish village around Christmas that follows a man who becomes the target of mass hysteria after being wrongly accused of sexually assaulting a child, Friday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
See “Much Ado About Nothing,” the contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Monday, Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Watch “Renoir,” the French dramabased on the artist’s last years at Cagnes-sur-Mer during World War I, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Vasily Kandinsky: Pioneering a New Art,” with art historian Vivian Gordon, Thurday, Jan. 16, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Liz and Dick,” the biopic chronicling the relationship of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.