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.
Don Resnick: Essence of Place
An exhibition showcasing Don Resnick’s landscape paintings, drawings, and watercolors, highlighting the artist’s interest in and commitment to preserving the natural environment. Through Aug. 15. Hofstra University’s EmilyLowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, SouthCampus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
The imagery of fête champêtre — outdoor entertainments and garden parties — is 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, 10 0 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
See “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the romantic adventure comedy-drama, adapted from Jame Thurber’s 1939 short story, Friday, May 16, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Game,” the mystery thriller about a wealthy investment banker who is given a mysterious gift, participation in a game that integrates in strange ways with his everyday life. Tuesday, May 20, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Examine the history of cartoons and animation from the early days of cinema to those glory days of national television syndication, with Keith Crocker, Friday, May 16, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Escape Plan,” the action thriller involving a structural-security authority who must escape from the world’s deadliest prison where he has been incarcerated, with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Friday, May 16, 2 p.m. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
At the Movies
See “The Void,” an acclaimed Israeli drama that relates the story of a naive 18-year-old girl living in an ultra Orthodox community, Monday, May 19, 1 and 7 p.m.; also “American Hustle,” the comedy-drama, loosely based on the FBI’s Abscam sting investigation of Congress in the late 1970s, Tuesday, May 20, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “All is Lost,” the adventure about a man lost at sea, starring Robert Redford, Monday, May 19, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Sinatra in Films
A multi-media presentation that highlights clips from Sinatra’s famous films, with Marc Courtade, Wednesday, May 21, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Watch “Love and Honor,” the romantic drama based on the true story of a Michigan soldier during the Vietnam War, who returms home to win back the girl who dumped him, Thursday, May 22, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.