Courtesy N.Y. Dance Theatre
Elegant "snowflakes" appear in New York Dance Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Hofstra's John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Dec. 20-22.
Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM: Works on Paper
A continuing examination of the “Aftermodernism” aesthetic, which focuses on the use of strong color and figurative works, currently seen in contemporary art. This showing includes artists whos work was seen in NCMA’s AftermodernisM 2013, while looking at additional artists who embrace a similar approach to their work. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Black and White
A showcase of only black and white works, including photography, acrylics, pen, and ink and oil pieces. Through Dec. 29. G Gallery, 2717 Grand Ave., Bellmore. 376-2737.
Land of the Rising Sun: Art of Japan
An original exhibition highlighting Japanese works, from Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections, spanning the 16th through 20th centuries. Works include woodblock prints, hand-painted scrolls, and wood carvings with a focus on artistic traditions of various eras of Japanese culture. Through Feb. 2. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
An in-depth exhibit of works by the famed Pop artist that juxtaposes his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works, in a variety of media. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Off the Wall: Sculpture From the Permanent Collection
An exhibition of the Heckscher’ sculptural holdings, providing an overview of sculptural practice in America. Representational and abstract works created throughout the 19th and 20th centuries are on view, including portraiture, allegory, nationalistic themes, anecdotal figures from daily life, and decorative work in traditional mediums. Through March 16. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
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.
Examine “Mary in Art,” with Louise Cella Carus, Friday, Dec. 20, 12:30 p.m. Discuss the impact of the life and images of Mary of Nazareth that have adorned churches and museums throughout centuries. Elmont Memorial Public Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Christmas in Connecticut,” the classic holiday romantic comedy with Barbara Stanwyck, Friday, Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m.; also “Crossing Delancy,” the romantic comedy about a contemporary single woman in New York and her lower East Side suitor, Friday, Dec. 27, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Amour,” the Oscar-winning French drama about two retired music teachers, Friday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m.; also “The Sound of Music,” Sunday, Dec. 22, 1:30 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Watch “Safe Haven,” the romantic thriller about a woman on the run from an abusive husband, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.