Exhibits and more...
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.
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. Through Aug. 29. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Still Life: 1970s Photorealism
An exhibition devoted works associated with Photorealism movement. The artists featured include Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit and Idelle Weber. Through Nov. 9, Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
An exhibit of paintings and decorative arts inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s travels and surroundings in North Africa and the East. Through Nov. 9. Nassau County Museum of Art, Second Floor Galleries, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
See “Noah,” the epic inspired by the biblical story, with Russell Crowe, Friday, Aug. 22, 2:30 p.m.; also “Cesar Chavez,” the biopic chronicling the civl rights leader and labor movement organizer, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Hours,” a thriller set in New Orleans, about a frantic new father in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Monday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Enchanted April,” a romantic drama about four dissimilar women in 1920s England who go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
See “The 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, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2 and 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Watch “Last Vegas,” the ensemble comedy that follows four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single, with an all-star cast, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Richard Rogers: On a Bright Cloud of Music
An affectionate look back at the composer’s life and career, with historian John Kenrick, Thursday, Aug. 28, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.