Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM Spring 2014
This exhibition illustrates a broad range of styles spanning non-objective abstraction through sharp focused realism. Featured artists Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard broaden the AftermodernisM concept of fractured asymmetry. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
David Jacobs: Sight and Sound
An original exhibition of selected works from the prolific career of contemporary artist David Jacobs. Multiple aspects of his artistic sensibilities are conveyed through the sculpture on view, which date from 1959 to 1987. Through April 27. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings
A showcase of works by visual artist Edwin Ruda. The “band paintings” embody Ruda’s efforts to probe varied modes of abstraction. Through April 28. Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Gallery, Molloy College Public Square, Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3196 or email@example.com.
The imagery of fête champêtre — outdoor entertainments and garden parties — are explored through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs. Works by a range of artists emerging from many different traditions are represented. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Picture Perfect: Selections From the Permanent Collection
This exhibition showcases works with appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities. Brightly colored, energetic paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales provide vibrant contrast to evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender. Figure paintings by George Grosz and Florine Stettheimer are also on view. 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, including ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects. Through Aug. 29. 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 award winning “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, Friday, March 21, 2:30 p.m.; also “About Time,” the romantic dramedy revolving around time travel where a young man tries to change his past to have a better future, Tuesday, March 25, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “Captain Phillips,” the thriller based on the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage, with Tom Hanks, Friday Friday, March 21, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Examine “O’Keefe Close Up,” with Franklin Hill Perrell, former Nassau County Museum of art senior curator, Saturday, March 22, 3 p.m. Perrell looks at flowers from O’Keefe’s unique perspective, in conjunction with the current exhibit. $15, includes museum admission. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
See “Girl Rising,” the groundbreaking documentary about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies, presented by NCJW Peninsula Section, Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
See “Rush,” the sports drama centered on the rivalry between race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season, Monday, March 24, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Watch “Captain Phillips,” the thriller based on the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean, FridayThursday, March 27, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Village Art Club Meeting
Freelance illustrator Cliff Miller demonstrates gesture drawing at the Village Art Club’s monthly meeting, Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to non-members. Rockville Centre Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. For information, call Anne Bailey at 887-1770.