Exhibits and more...
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. 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.
Stan Brodsky: Retrospective
A retrospective celebrating the career of Stan Brodsky, one of the region’s most prominent contemporary artists. The exhibit traces his evolution from early representational works that focus on architectonic structures, through the minimalist landscapes executed during his early years on Long Island, to the Abstract Expressionist works that manifest Brodsky’s deepest engagement with the painting process itself. Through Dec. 1. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.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.
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 “Match Point,” Woody Allen’s thriller about a former tennis pro and his tangled relationships, Friday, Sept. 6, 2:30 p.m.; also the action-adventure “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth installment in the film series, with Bruce Willis, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
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.
See “Mud,” the coming-of-age drama involving two teenage boys in the Arkansas delta, with Matthew McConaughey, Friday, Sept. 6, 1 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 9, 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Artist’s Wives: Models and Muses,” with art educator Vivian Gordon, Monday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See the thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” the acclaimed film detailing the capture of Osama Bin Laden, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Irish Cultural Society Meeting
Writer Colin Broderick discusses Northern Ireland’s sectarian violence of the 1960s-’90s, when the Irish Cultural Society meets, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Garden City Library, 60 Seventh St.,Garden City.
See “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” the fantasy drama about magical pre-adolescent boy whose personality and naivete have profound effects on the people in his town, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.