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Holocaust Museum Houston

Coexistence

Thursday, May. 2, 2019 – Thursday, May. 30, 2019

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 will feature 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 at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More information about the event and educational activities can be found here.

To sign-up students and school groups for the Spoken Word performance, please click 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. For more information and to register, please click here.

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 Coexistencevisit www.coexistence.art.museum

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, noon - 5:00 pm
    As a result of its coming expansion, Holocaust Museum Houston has moved to a temporary location at 9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 100. Visit hmh.org for more information about Holocaust Museum Houston’s expansion and temporary move.
  • General Admission: "Members, children, students, and college-level students (with valid ID) receive free admission. $12 per person $8 per person Active-Duty Military, Seniors 65+ and AARP members (with valid ID). Free Hours: Sundays and specific holidays.

Directions & Parking

  • Hermann Park along Fannin Street

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