Exhibits and more...
After ModernisM 2013: ‘AM’
A showcase of work by five contemporary artists. The exhibit features Nina Chanel Abney, Justin Craun, Wendell Gladstone, Erik Parks and Tom Sanford. Through Oct. 13. Nassau County Museum of Art, Second Floor Galleries, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art
This exhibition draws upon the Whitney’s extensive holdings of works by Alex Katz, one of America’s most honored living artists. It includes early landscapes and collages, as well as the enormous and brilliantly-colored portraits of family and friends. Through Oct. 13. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.
Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture
An exhibit of Arnold Newman’s photographic portraiture highlighting the innovative minds and personalities that gave rise to the ideas and concepts that have shaped our world. Recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture” and influenced by the school of modernism, Newman’s style has changed the photographic portrait. Through Dec. 13. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Hans Van de Bovenkamp: In The Present Moment
An exhibition showcasing the renowned artist’s black and white drawings and small-scale bronze sculptures. The exhibit provides a glimpse into the artistic processes involved in the creation of Bovenkamp’s works. Through Nov. 14. Adelphi University, Performing Arts Center Gallery, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4010 or www.adelphi.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions.
Sculptures and photographs that use defaced and destroyed monuments to dictators and deposed leaders as their subject are featured in this exhibit of Liane Lang’s works. The pieces address the role of scale in our perception of art. Through Oct. 18. Hofstra University’s Rosenberg Gallery, Calkins Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5474.
Stan Brodsky: Retrospective
An exhibit tracing the evolution of Stan Brodsky’s career from his early representational works through the minimalist landscapes during his years on Long Island, to the Abstract Expressionist works that manifest his deepest engagement with the painting process itself. Through Dec. 1. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
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 “Emperor,” the post World War II drama set during the occupation of Japan, Friday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m.; also the sci-fi thriller “Oblivion,” with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “The Great Gatsby,” the newest adaptation of the classic novel, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Friday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
See “The Great Gatsby,” the recent adaptation of the beloved novel, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Friday, Oct. 4, 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
View “Jack Reacher,” the thriller about a homicide investigator digging into a case involving a military sniper, starring Tom Cruise,” Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m.; also “The Words,” a romantic thriller about a writer who discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work, Monday, Oct. 7, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine some of the great masterpieces that originated in Florence, with art historian Ines Powell, Monday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” the indie film that takes place in a southern Louisana bayou community, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.