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 andscape paintings, drawings, and watercolors, highlighting the artist’s interest in and commitment to preserving the natural environment. Opens Tuesday, May 13, through Aug. 15. Hofstra University’s EmilyLowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
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, 10 0 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
See “Steel Magnolias,” the film adaptation of the play of the same name, about a close-knit circle of friends, Friday, May 9, 2:30 p.m.; also “Prefontaine,” the biopic chronicling the life of American long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine and his death at age 24, with Jared Leto, Tuesday, May 13, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” an acclaimed Belgian drama about a young family and the evolution of their relationship after their daughter is diagnosed with cancer, with subtitles, Friday, May 9, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
See “Nebraska,” the comedy-drama about an aging father who travels from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a million-dollar marketing prize, starring Bruce Dern, Friday, May 9, 2 p.m. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Examine the history of cartoons and animation from the early days of cinema to those glory days of national television syndication, with Keith Crocker, Monday, May 12, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
At the Movies
See “The Book Thief,” the historical drama based on the best-selling novel about a spirited young girl in World War II Germany, Monday, May 12, 1 and 7 p.m.; also “Nebraska,” the comedy-drama about an aging father who travels from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a million-dollar marketing prize, Tuesday, May 13, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Ella Fitzgerald: Her Life
An audio-visual program featuring the later music of the legendary vocalist along with interviews, presented by Jack Schnur, Wednesday, May 14, 2 p.m. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See the 2014 Best Picture winner “12 Years A Slave,” Wednesday, May 14, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Watch “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, Wednesday, May 14, 2 and 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Explore “An Introduction to French Rococo Art,” with art historian Ines Powell, Thursday, May 15, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Enough Said,” the dramedy about a developing relationship between two divorced parents, with James Gandolfini, Thursday, May 15, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.