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. 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,Through April 7. Hofstra University’s Rosenberg Gallery, Calkins Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5474.
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”). 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 “Won’t Back Down,” a drama about two mothers who look to transform their children’s failing inner city school, Friday, April 5, 2:30 p.m.; also “Playing for Keeps,” the romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star who returns home to put his life back together, Tuesday, April 9, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Flight,” the thriller about a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands a plane and its aftermath, Friday, April 5, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “Hope Springs,” the romantic comedy about a middle-aged couple dealing with issues in their 30-year marriage, with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, Friday, April 5, 1 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
Sammy: The Life and Career of Sammy Davis, Jr.
A multi-media presentation on the life and times of the great entertainer, with Jack Schnur, Tuesday, April 9, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Watch “Courageous,” the independent film about law enforcement officers, Thursday, April 11, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.