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 “Iranian Schindler”
An exhibit of photographs and artifacts honoring Abdol-Hossein Sardari, the Iranian envoy stationed in Paris who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis. Through December. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
Political Slant: Editorial Cartoons
Original sketches and digital prints of contemporary cartoons by five editorial cartoonists: Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Mike Keefe, Steve Kelley, Jimmy Margulies of The Record (North New Jersey) and Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News. Through Dec. 21. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Toward Greater Awareness: Darfur and American Activism
This exhibit, featuring large-scale sculptures by American artist Mitch Lewis, focuses on the genocide that occurred in Darfur and Sudan from 2003 to 2006, as well as the American response to the crisis. It is presented in conjunction with October’s Presidential Debate. Through Dec. 16. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
See “Practical Magic,” the romantic comedy about two New England witches, based on Alice Hoffman’s novel, Friday, Dec. 7, 2:30 p.m.; also “Ruby Sparks,” a romantic comedy about a novelist whose fictional character comes to life, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “Seeking A Friend for the End of the World,” a comedy-drama about an insurance salesman who reunites with his high school sweetheart set against the backdrop of an asteroid colliding with Earth, Friday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Irish Cultural Society Meeting
Discuss Irish women on the Titanic with Hofstra University Professor Dr. Maureen Murphy, when the Irish Cultural Society meets, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Garden City Library, 60 Seventh St., Garden City. 488-1353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See “Flowers of War,” the Chinese historical drama that revisits the 1937 Nanjing massacre, with Christian Bale, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See the Woody Allen comedy “To Rome With Love,” Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Watch “Love Never Dies,” the Andrew Lloyd Webber creation about the Phantom of the Opera relocated to Coney Island, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square.