Exhibits and more...
Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture
An exhibit of Arnold Newman’s photographic portraiture highlighting the innovative minds and personalities that gave rise to the ideas and concepts that have shaped our world. Recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture” and influenced by the school of modernism, Newman’s style has changed the photographic portrait. Through Dec. 13. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Hans Van de Bovenkamp: In The Present Moment
An exhibition showcasing the renowned artist’s black and white drawings and small-scale bronze sculptures. The exhibit provides a glimpse into the artistic processes involved in the creation of Bovenkamp’s works. Through Nov. 14. Adelphi University, Performing Arts Center Gallery, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4010 or www.adelphi.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions.
Sculptures and photographs that use defaced and destroyed monuments to dictators and deposed leaders as their subject are featured in this exhibit of Liane Lang’s works. The pieces address the role of scale in our perception of art. Through Oct. 18. Hofstra University’s Rosenberg Gallery, Calkins Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5474.
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’s newly 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.
Stan Brodsky: Retrospective
An exhibit tracing the evolution of Stan Brodsky’s career, from his early representational works through the minimalist landscapes during his years on Long Island to the Abstract Expressionist works that manifest his deepest engagement with the painting process itself. Through Dec. 1. 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.
See the classic romantic comedy, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” with Audrey Hepburn, Friday, Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m.; also the romantic comedy “A Lot Like Love,” which focuses on two individuals whose relationship slowly evolves from lust to friendship to romance over the course of seven years, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Watch “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” a political thriller about a young Pakistani man chasing corporate success on Wall Street, Friday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
See “The East,” the thriller about an operative for an elite private intelligence firm who infiltrates an anarchist group, Friday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin 223-6228.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “The Renovated Rikjsmuseum,” with Professor Thomas Germano, Monday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “The Company You Keep,” Robert Redford’s political thriller about a former Weather Underground activist on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
At the Movies
Watch “Mud,” the coming-of-age drama involving two teenage boys in the Arkansas delta, with Matthew McConaughey, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Watch “42,” the story of Jackie Robinson’s history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.