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 Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, 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.
Irwin Berson Solo Exhibit
A showcase of Merrick-based Irwin Berson’s landscapes and portraits. A portion of sales will be donated to the Brain Tumor Society for glioblastoma research. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.
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 Meeting
Pastel-oil painter Marlene E. Bezich demonstrates an animal portrait at the Village Art Club’s monthly meeting, Thursday, May 22, 6:45 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.
See “One Fine Day,” a romantic comedy about two single working parents whose children attend the same school, with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer, Friday, May 23, 2:30 p.m.; also “Labor Day,” the drama based on Joyce Maynard’s novel about the events that unfold over a Labor Day weekend involving a depressed single mom who lives in rural New Hampshire with her 13-year-old son, Tuesday, May 27, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
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, Friday, May 23, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
View film footage of fabulous dancing to the music of Jerome Kern, with Phillip Malamud, Friday, May 23, 1 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
Writer and spoken word performer Kirpal Gordon reads from his works, hosted by poet Peter V. Dugan, Friday, May 23, 7 p.m. With open mic. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Examine “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art,” with art historian Vivan Gordon, Thursday, May 29, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Mud,” the coming-of-age drama involving two teenage boys in the Arkansas delta, with Matthew McConaughey, Thursday, May 29, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.