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.
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. Gree n, 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 “In Secret,” a thriller adapted from Emile Zola’s racy 1867 novel “Therese Raquin,” Friday, June 27, 2:30 p.m.; also “Monuments Men,” the action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves, based on a true story, Tuesday, July 1, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Philomena,” the drama that tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year-long search for her son, with Judi Dench, Friday, June 27, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
See “Frozen,” the blockbuster Disney animated film, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen,” Friday, June 27, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
That’s A Smash
Audio-visual program profiles the four most important record producers of the ‘60s and ‘70s, with Clive Young, Friday, June 27, 12:30 p.m. Learn about the classic songs that would have been flops without George Martin, Brian Wilson, Phil Ramone and Phil Spector. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Classical Motifs in the Gardens
Explore Old Westbury Gardens on a guided garden tour with docent Gene Lanzaro, Sunday, June 29. He’ll discuss the elements of classical design incorporated into many English country estate gardens. $10, $5 children 7-17. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestburygardens.org.
Gene Kelly: Gotta Dance
Celebrate the career of the multi-talented Gene Kelly, with film historian Richard Knox, Wednesday, July 2, 2 p.m. With classic film and audio clips. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.