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.
David Jacobs: Sight and Sound
An original exhibition of selected works from the prolific career of contemporary artist David Jacobs. 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. 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.
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.
Village Art Club Members’ Art Exhibit
Annual showcase of varied works in standard size and minis, opening Tuesday, April 8. Through April 18. Rockville Centre Public Library,1downstairs meeting room, 221 North Village Ave., Rockville Centre. For information, contact Frank McIntyre, 764-1950, or Anne Bailey, 887-1770.
See the 2014 Best Picture winner “12 Years A Slave,” Friday, April 4, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Fifth Estate,” the biographical drama about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and his colleage Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Tuesday, April 8, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “See “Blue Jasmine,” Woody Allen ‘s recent acclaimed film about a troubled New York socialite who travels to San Francisco to be with her sister, Friday, April 4, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
National Poetry Month Celebration
Authors Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss join poet Peter V. Dugan, in a reading celebrating National Poetry Month, Sunday, April 6, 1-4 p.m. With special guest poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Gravity,” the acclaimed thriller about a medical engineer and astronaut adrift in space after an accident, with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Monday, April 7, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Whistler & Tissot,” Monday, April 7, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Everybody’s Fine,” the drama about a widower who goes on a cross country road trip to reunite with his grown children, with Robert DeNiro, Thursday, April 10, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.