Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM Spring 2014
This exhibition illustrates a broad range of styles spanning non-objective abstraction through sharp focused realism. Featured artists Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard broaden the AftermodernisM concept of fractured asymmetry. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
David Jacobs: Sight and Sound
An original exhibition of selected works from the prolific career of contemporary artist David Jacobs. Multiple aspects of his artistic sensibilities are conveyed through the sculpture on view, which date from 1959 to 1987. Through April 27. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings
A showcase of works by visual artist Edwin Ruda. The “band paintings” embody Ruda’s efforts to probe varied modes of abstraction. Through April 28. Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Gallery, Molloy College Public Square, Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3196 or email@example.com.
The imagery of fête champêtre — outdoor entertainments and garden parties — are explored through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs. Works by a range of artists emerging from many different traditions 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, energetic paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales provide vibrant contrast to evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender. Figure paintings by George Grosz and Florine Stettheimer are also on view. 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 “Nebraska,” the comedy-drama about a cantankerous aging father makes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar marketing prize, Friday, March 28, 2:30 p.m.; also the acclaimed thriller, Gravity,” with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Tuesday, April 1, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “Enough Said,” the dramedy about a developing relationship between two divorced parents, with James Gandolfini, Friday, March 28, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Poet Doreen Spungin reads from her works, hosted by poet Peter V. Dugan, Friday, March 28, 7 p.m. With open mic. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Acclaimed playwright Annie Baker discusses her works, as part of Hofstra’s “Great Writers, Great Readings” series, Wednesday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. Hofstra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5410.
Watch “Unstoppable,” the thriller about a runaway freight train and the two men who attempt to stop it, starring Denzel Washington, Thursday, April 3, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.