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2015 Exhibitions
Wood carving of little birds was a prevalent art form in all of the camps. A set of Audubon bird identification cards a “The Art of Gaman”

January 30, 2015 through September 20, 2015
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans in the United States, including men, women, children, the elderly and the infirm, for the duration of World War II. The evacuation affected the entire Japanese American population on the U.S. West Coast. Allowed only what they could carry, they were given just a few days to settle their affairs and report to assembly centers. Businesses were lost, personal property was stolen or vandalized and lives were shattered. Imprisoned in remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by soldiers with machine guns, the internees sought solace in art. Their artistic creations – a celebration of the nobility of the human spirit in adversity – are the focus of this new exhibit, “The Art of Gaman,” opening Jan. 30, 2015, and on view through Sept. 20, 2015. HMH members are invited to a free preview reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. To renew a membership or to join and attend, visit www.hmh.org, e-mail membership@hmh.org or call 713-527-1640.

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Armin T. Wegner, Courtesy, Armin T. Wegner Society "The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust: One Man Takes a Stand"

April 1, 2015 through August 7, 2015
Armin T. Wegner, who took pictures of dead, starving and homeless men, women and children during the atrocities against Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I, was not Armenian or Jewish. He was a German who served as a nurse in the German army during the war, and his cause was not to shock or offend but to offer visible proof of the first European genocide of the 20th century. In April 1915, the Ottoman government embarked upon the systematic decimation of its civilian Armenian population. The persecutions continued with varying intensity until 1923 when the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey. Although Wegner risked death for exposing his country's Turkish allies, he took numerous photos and kept diaries of the persecution, deportation and murder of the Armenians, a Christian minority. Estimates vary, but scholars agree between 600,000 and more than 1.5 million Armenians perished in Anatolia as a result of execution, starvation, disease, the harsh environment and physical abuse, many from 1915-1916. More than 60 photographic plates from his work are the focus of this new exhibit “The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust: One Man Takes a Stand.” Turkey continues to dispute its role and the use of the term “genocide” to describe the massacres. 

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Bill Morgan's father, Yitzhak Margulies. Courtesy, Lois Gibson "Soul Survivors"

July 10, 2015 through September 13, 2015
The compelling exhibition, "Soul Survivors," will be the focus of Holocaust Museum Houston’s newest show highlighting several Houston-area Survivors of the Holocaust. The exhibit is comprised of seven composite art drawings by Lois Gibson, forensic artist for the Houston Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies. Gibson worked with five Survivors to sketch images of family members, who perished in the Holocaust, strictly from the Survivor’s memory. On display in the Central Gallery, July 10, 2015 through September 13, 2015, this exhibition provides a poignant expression of those lost in the Holocaust through the technique of forensic art.
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2014 Exhibitions
Courtesy, PROOF: Media for Social Justice, Curated by Leora Kahn, Photography by Riccardo Gangale “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage”

March 28, 2014 through August 31, 2014
 In this exhibition, viewers will encounter images and stories of people who engaged in rescue activities during the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda. “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage” is based on the work of Leora Kahn, who researched and interviewed rescuers from the Holocaust and other genocides. Each person’s image and testimony that visitors encounter in this exceptional photographic exhibition reflect “ordinary” citizens, who, by choosing to rescue the “other,” became heroes in a time when their country was committing acts of genocide.

The photos of Survivor Naomi Warren in her home were among the first taken in the series. "Life: Survivor Portraits"

June 26, 2014 through October 12, 2014
In Hebrew 18 is “chai,” meaning life, and Holocaust Museum Houston’s new exhibition “Life: “Survivor Portraits” serves as an exploration and a celebration of the lives that Houston-area survivors of the Holocaust have created for themselves. This new series by local artist Kelly Lee Webeck will include 18 portraits of local survivors and 18 images that document the home space each survivor has created.

"Ground Zero 360: Never Forget" "Ground Zero 360: Never Forget"

September 11, 2014 through January 11, 2015
"Ground Zero 360: Never Forget: is an exhibition honoring the victims of 9/11, created and organized by Paul McCormack, a retired inspector from the New York City Police Department who participated in the rescue and recovery effort, and his wife Nicola McClean, a New York-based photographer from Ireland who took pictures of the chaos that day. With a selection of more than 80 photographs taken by McLean, the exhibit consists of harrowing images, heartbreaking “missing posters” and a unique panoramic installation, inviting visitors to visualize the events in the days following the attacks. Visitors also will  hear the city’s previously unreleased emergency radio calls from that morning and touch a fragment of twisted steel I-beam and broken granite from the World Trade Center. Personal artifacts on loan from families also will be on view.

Gandhi’s last possessions. 1948. Photographer unknown. Courtesy, The Menil Collection. "Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence" at the Menil Collection

October 2, 2014 through February 1, 2015
Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence" is the first international project to explore the resonance of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s (1867-1948) ethics of non-violence, or “satyagraha,” in the visual arts. This exhibition presents approximately 130 works spanning several centuries and includes paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculptures, rare books, and films by artists from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. The exhibition includes “The Red Handkerchief,” which is part of the permanent exhibition at Holocaust Museum Houston.
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"What Was Left Unsaid," Courtesy Pauline Jakobsberg "Birthrights Left Behind"

October 31, 2014 through June 15, 2015
In “Birthrights Left Behind,” artist Pauline Jakobsberg poses the question: “Is it possible to shape the future through memories of the past?” “Birthrights” is a selection of Jakobsberg’s work consisting of 20 original hand-pulled prints using various printmaking techniques, ranging from engraving, etching, silkscreen and collagraph. Jakobsberg dedicates the exhibition to her children and her late husband Wolfgang, who fled Nazi Germany at the age of six with his parents to Bolivia in 1939. Inspired by the stories of her husband’s family who suffered considerable loss at the hands of the Nazis, Jakobsberg has devoted much of her art to telling their stories.

"Righteous Among the Nations" Mate Buterin and Anka Ostric with the author Miriam Steiner-Aviezer (middle) at their awa "Croatian Righteous Among the Nations: A Photographic History"

January 27, 2014 through February 16, 2014
"Croatian Righteous Among the Nations" tells the story of the brave citizens of Croatia who while living under the Nazi puppet Ustashi regime, resisted fascist oppression and risked their lives to save Jews from persecution and murder.

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