Exhibits and more...
AB-EX/RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered
AB-EX/RE-CON explores both the best known and less familiar practitioners of abstract and gestural painting who dominated the American art, criticism and commentary during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. Artists on display include Diebenkorn, J. Ernst, Frankenthaler, Hofmann, Kline, and Motherwell. Through June 16. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
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.
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”). 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.
We Hold These Truths...
This exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and examines slavery, the abolition movement and emancipation through artworks, artifacts and ephemera. Artists include Willie Cole, Daniel Chester French, Richard Hunt, William H. Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Howardena Pindell, Betye Saar, and Kara Walker. Through July 26. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
See “Les Miserables,” based on the beloved Broadway musical, Friday, May 17, 2:30 p.m.; also the classic musical, “West Side Story,” with Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno, Tuesday, May 21, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
View “Life of Pi,” the adventure about a young man cast away on an epic journey with a Bengal tiger, Friday, May 17, 1 p.m.; also Monday, May 20, 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Cary Grant Tribute
Explore the life and career of the Hollywood icon, in a multimedia presentation, Wednesday, May 22, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Anna Karenina,” the recent adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel, Tuesday, May 21, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Examine the career of acclaimed architect Frank Gehry, with art history professor Thomas Germano, Thursday, May 23, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “Girl in Progress,” the coming-of-age drama about a single mom and her daughter, Thursday, May 23, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.