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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 “Rush,” the sports drama centered on the rivalry between race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season, Friday, March 14, 2:30 p.m.; also “All is Lost,” the adventure about a man lost at sea, starring Robert Redford, Tuesday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “Thanks for Sharing,” a romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are struggling with sex addiction, Friday, March 14, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song
A look at the iconic vocalist’s life and career, with Jack Schnur, Friday, March 14, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See Woody Allen’s “Manhattan Murdery Mystery,” at the finale of the Woody Allen Film Festival, Sunday, March 16, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
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, Sunday, March 16, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
The Legendary Fanny Brice
A multi-media lecture examing the life of the legendary comedienne, with Marc Courtade, Tuesday, March 18, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “The Birth of the Renaissance,” with art historial Vivian Gordon, Thursday, March 20, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch Behind the Candelabra,” the HBO drama about the last 10 years of pianist Liberace’s life and the secret affair he had with the younger Scott Thorson, Thursday, March 20, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square.