Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM Spring 2014
This exhibition illustrates a broad range of styles spanning non-objective abstraction. Featured artists include Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Don Resnick: Essence of Place
An exhibition showcasing Don Resnick’s landscape paintings, drawings, and watercolors, highlighting the artist’s interest in and commitment to preserving the natural environment. Through Aug. 15. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
The imagery of fête champêtre — outdoor entertainments and garden parties — is explored through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts. Works by a range of artists are represented. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Irwin Berson Solo Exhibit
A showcase of Merrick-based Irwin Berson’s landscapes and portraits. A portion of sales will be donated to the Brain Tumor Society for glioblastoma research. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.
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.
Picture Perfect: Selections From the Permanent Collection
This exhibition showcases works with appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities. Brightly colored paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales contrast evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender. 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 “Hours,” a thriller about a father who struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Friday, May 30, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Book Thief,” the historical drama based on the best-selling novel about a spirited young girl in World War II Germany, Tuesday, June 3, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Watch “All Is Lost,” the adventure about a man lost at sea, starring Robert Redford, Friday, May 30, 1 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
See Gravity,” the Oscar-nominated thriller about a medical engineer and an astronaut who must survive an accident in space, with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Friday, May 30, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Harriet Slaughter, a Long Beach-based poet and artist, reads selections from her new book, “Ars Poetica,” Saturday, May 31, 2 p.m. With a display of paintings from the book. Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Ave., Long Beach. 432-7200.
At the Movies
See “Her,” the romantic comedy centers on a man who develops a relationship with an intelligent computer operating system with a female voice and personality, Tuesday, June 3, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “Captain Phillips,” the thriller based on the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean, starring Tom Hanks, Wednesday, June 4, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Watch “The Internship,” the comedy about two salesmen whose careers have been derailed who find their way into a coveted internship at Google, with Vince Vaughn, Thursday, June 5, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.