Exhibits and more...
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.
Artists in America
A survey of 300 years of great American paintings. Artists from every era of American art are featured among the exhibit’s 79 works, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt. The works are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. Through Feb. 24. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
The Lyon, the Which and the Warhol
An exhibit of photographs by photojournalist Danny Lyon and visionary pop artist Andy Warhol, culled from the Hofstra University Museum’s extensive photography collection. The exhibit connects their works to those in other media by Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Lisbeth Firmin (the “Which”), emphasizing parallels between these artists. Through May 19. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Robert Hite: Imagined Histories and Other Works
Robert Hite’s paintings, photographs and sculptures are on display, reflecting the rich southern narrative tradition. Through March 5. Nassau Community College’s Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, Education Dr., Garden City. 572-5073.
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 the action adventure “Total Recall,” Friday, Feb. 22, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Help,” the Oscar winning film about the domestic help in a small Mississippi town, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “End of Watch,” the thriller that follows the daily grind of two young L.A. police officers, Friday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Watch “Arbitrage,” the drama about a troubled hedge fund magnate, Monday, Feb. 25, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Acclaimed non-fiction writer Vivian Gornick discusses her works, as part of Hofstra’s “Great Writers, Great Readings” series, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11:15 a.m. Hofstra University’s Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5410 or www.hofstra.edu/gwgr.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “What is Pre-’Raphaelitism?,” with Professor Thomas Germano, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See the action adventure “The Avengers,” Thursday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.