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Human Rights Art Exhibition Opening
October 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Mincberg Gallery
 
The "Human Rights Art" exhibition cultivates human rights awareness, reflection and activism, showcased in 32 mixed media artworks from permanent collection of South Texas College. This educational exhibition addressing global and regional human rights, social injustice and environmental issues features artist Sharon Sayegh, Keith Sharp, Guadalupe Victoria Reyes and Deborah South McEvoy. Through their artwork and personal statements, the artists strive to encourage reflection, and generate discussion that ultimately leads to change.

You are invited to an opening reception held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, in the Museum's Mincberg Gallery at the Morgan Family Center, just one mile south of NRG Stadium at 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100. Jenny Bryson Clark, Associate Professor of Political Science and chair of Women's Studies at South Texas College, will give opening remarks at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but advance registration is required for this reception. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to register online.



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Luther, Bonhoeffer, and the Legacy of Antisemitism in Germany and the Third Reich with Claire Hein Blanton
Cosponsored by University of St. Thomas
October 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Jones Hall University of St. Thomas 3800 Montrose Blvd.
 
The dual questions of "how and why" continue to haunt those who study the Third Reich, the Holocaust, and the complicity of ordinary people. They point to a variety of root causes: a weakened German economy, changing social demographics and patterns in Central Europe, and the "humiliation" of the German people post World War I, among others. However, the historic antisemitism in Europe, particularly among Christians, is often assumed to be an important catalyst for the bombastic success of Hitler and Nazi ideology.

That there certainly existed a range from explicit to latent antisemitism amongst Christians in Germany is historic fact. The Protestant Reformation's Martin Luther figures prominently in this anti-Semitism, with explicitly anti-Semitic remarks throughout his writings. That Luther's legacy in Germany is most significant within both the history and the folklore of Germany leads some scholars to directly indict Luther as the theologian responsible for the rise of the Third Reich and the Holocaust.

Yet, there exists within this period devout Lutherans, opposing Nazi ideologies and its policies. Among these, Dietrich Bonhoeffer is, perhaps, the most well regarded for his public writings on questions of Jewish/Christian relations and the importance of caring for one's neighbor.

Claire Hein Blanton holds a BA in History from Rice University and a Master's of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies from Baylor University's Truett Seminary.

Parking at University of St. Thomas:
Guests may park at the Moran Parking Center, at the corner of West Alabama and Graustark streets. The fee for parking is $5, and pay machines are located at each exit.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



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Museum Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Museum Admission:

$12 for adults
$8 for active-duty military and AARP members
Free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID
Free admission on Sundays


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Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77054
Phone: 713-942-8000



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