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. 463-5672.
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 “Heaven is for Real,” a drama about a small-town father who shares his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world, based on the true experiences of the young son of a Nebraska pastor, Friday, Aug. 15, 2:30 p.m.; also “Transcendence,” the sci fi thriller about a dying computer genius whose mind is uploaded onto the Internet, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Much Ado About Nothing,” the modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Monday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
At the Movies
See “Still Mine,” a drama about an elderly man who fights against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build a house for his ailing wife, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “The Monuments Men,” the action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves, based on a true story, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Her,” the drama about a lonely writer who develops a relationship with a computer operating system with a female personality, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Examine “Summer: Allegories & Representations,” with art historian Ines Powell, Thursday, Aug. 21, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “ “Dallas Buyers Club,” the biographical drama about electrician Ron Woodroof who works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.