Exhibits and more...
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.
Picture Perfect: Selections From the Permanent Collection
This exhibition showcases works with appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities. Brightly colored paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales contrast evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections
An exhibit of ethnographic artworks and objects created by the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific. Through Aug. 29. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead.
Still Life: 1970s Photorealism
An exhibition devoted works associated with Photorealism movement. The artists featured include Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit and Idelle Weber. Through Nov. 9, Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
An exhibit of paintings and decorative arts inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s travels and surroundings in North Africa and the East. Through Nov. 9. Nassau County Museum of Art, Second Floor Galleries, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
See “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson’s comedy-drama recounting the adventures of a legendary concierge at a fictional European hotel between the wars and the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend, Friday, Aug. 1, 2:30 p.m.; also the action thriller “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” an original story based on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan book series, with Chris Pine and Kevin Costner, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Le Week-End,” the drama about a long-married British couple revisit ing Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship, Friday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre.
Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
A look back at the life and career of the iconic entertainer, with Dr. Mel Haber, Friday, Aug. 1, 12:30 p.m. With video excerpts of Sinatra’s film, TV and concert appearances. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Examine “Degas/Cassatt,” with art historian Vivian Gordon, Monday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Classic Film Screening
See the landmark Western, “Dodge City,” starring Errol Flynn, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1 p.m. With discussiom following, led by film historian Philip Harwood. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
See “Labor Day,” the drama based on Joyce Maynard’s novel about events that unfold over a Labor Day weekend involving a depressed single mom living in rural New Hampshire with her 13-year-old son, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Watch “Philomena,” the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year-long search for her son, with Judi Dench, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.