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Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH), in partnership with educational, cultural, civic, religious, and corporate communities of greater Houston, is proud to host the return of Coexistence, a unique and thought provoking free outdoor art exhibition in Hermann Park along Fannin Street, on view May 2 to May 30, 2019. Coexistence, which precedes the much-anticipated June reopening of Holocaust Museum Houston’s new Lester and Sue Smith Campus, will also feature spoken word performances and virtual art workshops for students.

First presented by HMH in 2006, the new and expanded Coexistence will feature 45 panels of large scale works, measuring 9 feet high and 15 feet wide, created by renowned artists from the United States, Europe, Asia, the UK, Africa, and the Middle East. The featured artists include Yoko Ono, Sharon and Raphie Etgar, Nammala Galada, Jose Rementeria, Lex Drawinski, Shigeo Fukuda, and Letita Bouwer among many others.

The exhibited works will be accompanied by panels featuring quotes from philosophers and leading thinkers in four languages (English, French, German and Spanish) that represent a wide range of concepts and issues that affect human relations as we work to coexist in a global society.

“This exhibition has traveled the world spreading the word of peace and well, coexistence,” said Dr. Kelly J. Zúñiga, CEO of Holocaust Museum Houston. “As the nation’s most diverse city, we need this message reiterated as we continue to set the harmonious community example for the rest of the country.”

Coexistence featured spoken word performances by Houston area students and performance artist Outspoken Bean, an appearance by Matthew “Levee” Chavez of New York City’s Post-it note Subway Therapy fame, and workshops to create poetry on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More information about the event and educational activities can be found here. Photos from the event can be found here.

HMH’s NextGen is hosting a free “Yoga and Art in the Park” at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Hermann Park’s Molly Ann Smith Plaza followed by a docent-led tour of the exhibition and a Post-it note “therapy” session with artist Matthew “Levee” Chavez.

Special art programs and field trips for students based on a visit to Coexistence will be offered by HMH docents and arts educators.

Coexistence exhibition initiated and created by The Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, curated by Raphie Etgar, is free and open to the public during Park hours. For more information about Coexistence, visit www.coexistence.art.museum.

Image by Piotr Mlodozeniec, Poland


Press Release

Educational Resources

Exhibit Opening VIP Reception Photos

Coexistence Spoken Word Performance Photos

NEXTGen Coexistence Yoga and Art in the Park Photos

May 2, 2019 - May 30, 2019

Hermann Park along Fannin Street

M: Closed
T-W: 10 am to 5 pm
Th: 10 am to 8 pm
F-Sa: 10 am to 5 pm
Su: Noon to 5 pm


Exhibition Friend
Jerry Rochman

Corporate Community Partners
Memorial Hermann Health System


Exhibition Partners
ADM Security Services
Brandt Construction LLC
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Texas Commission on the Arts
Hermann Park Conservancy

Generously Funded in Part by
City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance