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LI Culture: New Look at the Abstract

Museum of Art features 'Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered;' Frankie Valli adds performance at Westbury.

The artists of the Abstract Expressionist school were ahead of their time. They rejected the mass cultural values prevalent in mid-century America and searched for alternatives.

Their work is the subject of a major exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor.

Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered

The museum's exploration of the genre, including works by Diebenkorn, Frankenthaler, Hofmann, J. Ernst, Kline, Motherwell and Rothko. is open now through June 16. The lesser-known work of Fritz Bultman (see our photo) is also included.

Cost: Admission $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students and children (4 to12). Members are admitted free.

Info: Museum open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered at 2 p.m. each day; Tours are free with museum admission. For details on these and other events offered in conjunction with AB-EX / RE-CON, visit the museum’s website, nassaumuseum.org/events. Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, days/times and directions or log onto nassaumuseum.org.

Frankie Valli Adds New Show at Westbury

Due to high demand, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons have added a third show on Sunday, April 14 at 7 p.m. to their scheduled performances at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. The famed 1960s group made famous again by the Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" will perform Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13 at 8 p.m. The added performance is on Sunday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

Cost: Tickets are $61.50 and $71.50.

Info: Tickets available online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. For further information, visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com.

Special Preview: 'Upstream Color'

 Shane Carruth, acclaimed director of “Primer,” returns in person with a vision of two people who lose everything and must find their way in a new and suddenly alien world. “Upstream Color” screens at a preview with the director who also acts in the film on Monday, April 8 at 7:30 pm; the film then opens on April 12, at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington.

Cost: CAC Members $10 / Public $15. Includes reception.

Info: 631-423-7610 www.CinemaArtsCentre.org. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

"Long Island Culture" is a Patch feature highlighting upcoming cultural and arts events around our region. Add yours in the comment section below and to our events calendar. You can also pitch your best offerings to Local Editor Joe Dowd at joe.dowd@patch.com.

Peggy Low April 01, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Huntington resident and painter Stan Brodsky is represented with several works in the show Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered at the Nassau County Museum of arts. In addition, independent curator Dr. Kenneth Wayne will be giving a talk on Stan Brodsky's work on April 27th, 2013. http://www.nassaumuseum.com/exhibits_abex_recon.php


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