Exhibits and more...
Across Time & Place: Treasures from the Permanent Collection
This rotating exhibition highlights a broad range of works by 19th and 20th century American and European artists from the Heckscher Museum’s Permanent Collection. Of particular interest is Étienne Berne-Bellecour’s monumental Embarkation Maneuver, 1882, which factually depicts the departure of a regiment of cuirassiers following the Franco-Prussian War. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Artists in America
A survey of 300 years of great American paintings. Artists from every era of American art are featured among the exhibit’s 79 works, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt. The works are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. Through Feb. 24. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
The “Iranian Schindler”
An exhibit of photographs and artifacts honoring Abdol-Hossein Sardari, the Iranian envoy stationed in Paris who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis. Through December. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
Political Slant: Editorial Cartoons
Original sketches and digital prints of contemporary cartoons by five editorial cartoonists: Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Mike Keefe, Steve Kelley, Jimmy Margulies of The Record (North New Jersey) and Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News. Through Dec. 21. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
See the comedy “12 Dogs of Christmas,” a heartwarming story featuring a diverse canine cast of over 101 dogs, Friday, Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. also “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” the fantasy drama about magical pre-adolescent boy whose personality and naivete have profound effects on the people in his town, Friday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See the historical epic “Lawrence of Arabia,” Sunday, Dec. 23, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Watch “New Year’s Eve,” the romantic comedy depicting a series of holiday vignettes, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Annual holiday tour of the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, presented by the Valley Stream Historical Society, Sunday, Dec. 30, 6-8 p.m. There is no fee but donations of canned food for local food pantries are encouraged. 143 Hendrickson Ave., Valley Stream. 825-7157 or 872-4159.