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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
See “American Hustle,” the acclaimed comedy-drama, loosely based on the FBI’s Abscam sting investigation of Congress in the late 1970s, Friday, April 25, 2:30 p.m.; also “Delivery Man,” the comedy about an underachiever who learns he’s fathered 533 children through a fertility clinic snafu, with Vince Vaughn, Tuesday, April 29, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
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, April 25, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “Nebraska,” the comedy-drama about an aging, booze-addled father who travels from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a million-dollar marketing prize, starring Bruce Dern, Friday, April 25, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
View film footage of fabulous dancing to the music of Richard Rodgers, with Phillip Malamud, Friday, April 25, 1 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
Poet Laureate Society Awards Celebration
The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society honors winners of its annual poetry contest at an awards ceremony Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m. With a presentation by Nassau County Poet Laureate Mario Susko and open mic poetry reading. All are welcome. Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale.
See “Nebraska,” the comedy-drama about a cantankerous aging father who makes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar prize, Monday, April 28, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Watch “Blue Jasmine,” Woody’s Allen recent film about a troubled New York socialite, Thursday, May 1, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square.