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. Opens Jan. 14, through May 19. 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.
See “The Bourne Legacy,” the action-adventure with Jeremy Renner, Friday, Jan. 11, 2:30 p.m.; also “Sparkle,” the musical drama about three sisters who form a singing group in 1960s Detroit, with Whitney Houston, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “Sparkle,” the musical drama about three sisters who form a singing act in 1960s Detroit, with Whitney Houston, Friday, Jan. 11, 1 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 14, 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Watch “Ruby Sparks,” a romantic comedy about a young novelist and his fictional character who comes to life, Monday, Jan. 14, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Hope Springs,” the feel-good romantic comedy about a devoted couple who seek help to put some excitement back into their marriage, starring Meryl Streep, Monday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. Malverne Public Library, 61 St. Thomas Place, Malverne.
See “Oranges and Sunshine,” the story of British social worker Margaret Humphreys who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of the 21st century involving the mass deportation of children from the U.K. to Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence.
Alex Stone talks about his book “Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks and the Hidden Powers of the Mind,” an inquisitive look into the world of magic and cognitive science, Thursday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
See “Little Bit of Heaven,” the romance set in New Orleans about an irreverent young woman who unexpectedly falls in love with her doctor, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.