Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM: Works on Paper
The series that began last June focusing on a group of five contemporary artists, continues with an exploration of the drawing skills and innovations of an even greater number of artists, including those whose work was seen in the summer exhibition. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
David Jacobs: Sight and Sound
An original exhibition of selected works from the prolific career of contemporary artist David Jacobs. Multiple aspects of his artistic sensibilities are conveyed through the sculpture on view, which date from 1959 to 1987. Through April 27. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Off the Wall: Sculpture From the Permanent Collection
An exhibition of the Heckscher’ sculptural holdings, providing a broad overview of sculptural practice in America. Representational and abstract works created throughout the 19th and 20th centuries are on view, including portraiture, allegory, nationalistic themes, anecdotal figures from daily life, and decorative work in traditional mediums. Through March 16. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
An in-depth exhibit of works by the famed Pop artist that juxtaposes his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works, in a variety of media. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections
An exhibit of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific, including ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects. Through Aug. 29. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead.
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 “I Hate Valentine’s Day,” a romantic comedy about a carefree florist who falls for a charming restaurateur, Friday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m.; also “Enough Said,” the dramedy about a developing relationship between two divorced parents, with James Gandolfini, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “The World’s End,” an apocalyptic comedy that follows a group of friends who discover an alien invasion during an epic pub crawl in their hometown, Friday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 24, 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “White House Down,” the thriller about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group, Friday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
View film footage of dancing excerpts to the music of Cole Porter, with Phillip Malamud, Friday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
See “Fruitvale Station,” the drama based on the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant, a young man killed by San Francisco rapid transit officer on New Year’s Day 2009, Monday, Feb. 24, 1;30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Bacon, Freud and Moore: 20th Century British Art,” with SUNY Farmingdale Professor Thomas Germano, Thursday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Unfinished Song,” the uplifting drama about a curmudgeonly older man who is introduced to a singing group that revitalizes his passions, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.