Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM Spring 2014
This exhibition illustrates a broad range of styles spanning non-objective abstraction. Featured artists include Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard. 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. 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. Works by a range of artists are represented. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum’s reopened exhibit features varied species of bats, including a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other exhibits include displays about Long Island’s ecology and interactive activities. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Washington Ave. (between Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Hwy.), Seaford. 571-7443.
Picture Perfect: Selections From the Permanent Collection
This exhibition showcases works with appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities. Brightly colored paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales contrast evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender. 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.
Village Art Club Members’ Art Exhibit
Annual showcase of varied works. Through April 18. Rockville Centre Public Library, downstairs meeting room, 221 North Village Ave., Rockville Centre. For information, contact Frank McIntyre, 764-1950, or Anne Bailey, 887-1770.
At the Movies
See “Philomena,” the drama that tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year-long search for her son, with Judi Dench, Friday, April 18, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
Join Keith Crocker for a trip down memory lane looking back at the career of Jackie Gleason and his entourage, with a showing of a rare Honeymooners episode, Monday, April 21, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
See “Reasonable Doubt,” a crime thriller about a district attorney who has his life turned upside down when he’s involved in a hit and run and another man is arrested for his crime and charged with murder, with Samuel L. Jackson, Tuesday, April 22, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
From Caesar to Hollywood
A multi-media discussion tracing the careers of Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and Neil Simon, with film historian Philip Harwood, Wednesday, April 23, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Paul Gaugin: Metamorphosis,” with SUNY Farmingdale Professor Thomas Germano, Thursday, April 24, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “White House Down,” the thriller about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group, Thursday, April 24, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.