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. Opening Saturday, March 8, 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. Opening Saturday, March 8, through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
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, 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.
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 “Escape Plan,” the action thriller involving a structural-security authority who must escape from the world’s deadliest prison where he has been incarcerated, with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Friday, March 7, 2:30 p.m.; also the John Wayne classic “The Quiet Man,” Tuesday, March 11, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Examine “Berthe Morisot “First Woman Impressionist,” at the illustrated lecture, with Louise Cella Caruso, Friday, March 7, 12:30 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, March 7, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “Blue Jasmine,” Woody’s Allen recent acclaimed film about a troubled New York socialite who travels to San Francisco to be with her sister, Monday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Enough Said,” the dramedy about a developing relationship between two divorced parents, with James Gandolfini, Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Picasso, de Kooning & Pollock,” with SUNY Farmingdale Professor Thomas Germano, Wednesday, March 12, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
We Still Love Lucy
A mutlimedia tribute Lucille Ball’s life and career, with Marc Courtade, Wednesday, March 12, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Watch the John Wayne classic “The Quiet Man,” Thursday, March 13, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.