Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM: Works on Paper
The next in the series that began in June focusing on a group of five contemporary artists, continues with an exploration of the drawing skills and innovations of an even greater number of artists, including those whose work was seen in the summer exhibition. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
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.
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum’s 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.
Off the Wall: Sculpture From the Permanent Collection
An exhibition of the Heckscher’ sculptural holdings, providing a broad 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.
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.
Shipboard to Cupboard: Ceramics in Colonial America
A display of 17th and 18th century ceramics used during colonial times. Through Jan. 6. Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence. 239-1157.
See “The Holiday,” the romantic comedy about two women who swap houses in the English countryside and Los Angeles in order to get a new lease on life, Friday, Jan. 3, 2:30 p.m.; also “Red 2,” the comic action thriller about a retired team of elite intelligence agents, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “Red 2,” the comic action thriller about a retired team of elite intelligence agents, Friday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin 223-6228.
See Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway,” Sunday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m.; also “The Sapphires,” about four vivacious, young Australian Aboriginal girls who learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Watch “Parkland,” a historical drama recounting the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Love is all You Need,” a romantic comedy about a lonely English widower living in Denmark who meets a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who’s just been left by her husband for a younger woman, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Giotto & the Trecento School,” with art educator Ines Powell, Thurday, Jan. 9, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Won’t Back Down,” the drama about two determined mothers who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.