8/30/2016
 
Genocide
 
GENOCIDE: Man’s Inhumanity to Humankind opens September 30
 
--Museum’s first contemporary juried exhibition received 600 Texas artist submissions--

HOUSTON, TX (August 30, 2016) –
Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) will open its first contemporary juried exhibit, “GENOCIDE:  Man’s Inhumanity to Humankind,” Friday, September 30, 2016.  Sixty-five selections representing 2D and 3D media, with the exception of film and video, will be featured from the more than 600 submissions by Texas area artists.
 
 “Justice for Genocide” by Leslie M. Guzmán


This contemporary art exhibition explores the suffering humans are capable of bestowing on one another. “A juried exhibition is an exciting first for us,” said Dr. Kelly Zuniga, CEO of Holocaust Museum Houston. “We were astonished to have hundreds of entries come from all over Texas which shows us how genocide, in all its forms, continues to resonate and affect the human condition even in today’s world.”

“GENOCIDE” is the brainchild of Holocaust Museum Houston’s changing exhibitions committee, including Gus Kopriva, owner of the Redbud Gallery in Houston, and Clint Willour, curator for the Galveston Arts Center. Willour also was the juror of the exhibition. He has served as juror for numerous commercial and non-profit organizations.

The topic of genocide is part of HMH’s mission to teach the dangers against hatred, prejudice and apathy. Through the eyes of each artists work, these lessons are reflected vividly, hauntingly and provocatively with the understanding of the brutality and senselessness of such acts.

Inviting artists with ties to Texas inspires collaboration with the museum and further promotes the programs and activities of HMH.  Privately donated cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place and a catalogue will be produced

The new exhibit runs through December 31, 2016, in the Museum’s Mincberg Gallery at the Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District. HMH members are invited to a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, with opening remarks by Gus Kopriva and Clint Willour at 6:30 p.m.   Admission is free, but advance registration is required for this reception. Visit: http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. To renew a membership or to join and attend, visit www.hmh.org, e-mail membership@hmh.org or call 713-527-1616.

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Holocaust Museum Houston’s Morgan Family Center is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.
 
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