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. Opens Saturday, March 9, 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.
Drawings, Proposals, Plans, Diagrams
A selection of sculptor Dewitt Godfrey’s works on paper in a range of media – charcoal, pigment, ink, pencil, photography and collage – that showcases his evolving engagement with drawing, both as an end in itself and as a tool for the planning, production and presentation of sculpture and large scale installations. Through April 7. Hofstra University’s Rosenberg Gallery, Calkins Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5474.
The acclaimed African-American artist Faith Ringgold – perhaps best known for her painted story quilts – is the subject of an in-depth study. Through March 28. Molloy College’s Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery, Public Square, 2nd Floor, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 678-5000 ext. 6549.
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”), emphasizing parallels between these artists. 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.
See the Irish comedy “Waking Ned Devine,” about a lottery winner who dies of shock in his scenic village and the townsfolk who try to claim his money, Friday, March 8, 2:30 p.m.; also the recent Oscar-winning thriller “Argo,” Tuesday, March 15, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Poet Christine Rau reads from her works, hosted by poet Peter V. Dugan, Friday, March 8,7:30 p.m. With open mic. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Art as Politics,” with Professor Thomas Germano, Tuesday, March 12, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “People Like Us,” a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, Thursday, March 14, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square.