Exhibits and more...
AB-EX/RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered
AB-EX/RE-CON explores both the best known and less familiar practitioners of abstract and gestural painting who dominated the American art, criticism and commentary during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. Artists on display include Diebenkorn, J. Ernst, Frankenthaler, Hofmann, Kline, and Motherwell. Through June 16. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
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.
Claudia Waters: The Figure in Motion
A solo exhibition of oil paintings, including 30 of Claudia Waters’ figurative seashore and pool paintings. Through July 12. Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. 299-4073, or www.liu.edu/museum.
The Lyon, the Which and the Warhol: The Sequel
This sequel to Hofstra Museum’s early spring exhibit highlights photography by artists Danny Lyons and Andy Warhol, focusing on themes of gender and identity. The exhibit also includes works by Diane Arbus, as well as those in other media by Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Maurer, and Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi. Through Sept. 15. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’s newly 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.
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.
We Hold These Truths...
This exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and examines slavery, the abolition movement and emancipation through artworks, artifacts and ephemera. Artists include Willie Cole, Daniel Chester French, Richard Hunt, William H. Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Howardena Pindell, Betye Saar, and Kara Walker. Through July 26. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
View “Raw Visions (Art of Survival),” a new documentary that examines healing through art, based on the Survivors Art Foundation, Thursday, June 13, 1 and 7 p.m. Long Beach Public Library, 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach. 432-7200.
See “Cloud Atlas,” the sci-fi drama that features multiple plotlines set across six different eras, Friday, June 14, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” about a group of British retirees who take up residence in India, Tuesday, June 18, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
View “Les Miserables,” the epic musical based on the Broadway show, inspired by Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Friday, June 14, 1 p.m.; Monday, June 17, 6 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Novelist and playwright Denis Grey reads from his works, hosted by poet Peter V. Dugan, Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. With open mic. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Poet Laureate Induction Open House
The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society honors Mario Susko as the new Poet Laureate for Nassau County, Saturday, June 15, 2 p.m. All poetry lovers are welcome. Farmingdale Library, 116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale.
Watch “Undefeated,” the Oscar-winning documentary that tells the struggles of a high school football team as it attempts a winning season after years of losses, Monday, June 17, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Robot and Frank,” about an aging jewel thief whose son buys him a domestic robot, Wednesday, June 19, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Examine the collection of the Clark Museum, one of the nation’s most acclaimed small museums, with art educator Vivian Gordon, Thursday, June 20, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “The Magic of Belle Isle,” the Rob Reiner-directed drama about a wheelchair-bound author who moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, with Morgan Freeman, Thursday, June 20, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.