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The Boniuk Library Book Club Discussion of “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah 
April 25, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location HMH Conference Room
 
Join The Boniuk Library Book Club as Holocaust Museum Houston librarian Maria Harris facilitates a discussion of “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. This novel tells the story of Vianne and Isabelle, who have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Vianne and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions. This event is free and open to the public. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.  Registration is limited to 12 participants, but the discussion may be offered on a second date. If registration is full, contact Maria Harris at (713) 942-8000, x110 or library@hmh.org to add your name to an interest list.  You can buy the book at http://www.amazon.com/Nightingale-Kristin-Hannah/dp/0312577222/.

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“Art: A Visual Language” with Laura Kruger
April 26, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert & Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
According to Laura Kruger, curator at Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC, art is created for many diverse purposes…. to identify similarities and differences, to capture a visual moment of human experience, to depict size, shape, or mood, to encourage an emotional response to be shared with others, to create a desire for a product, to freeze a moment in time in order to return to it at a later date, are but a few.  Sadly, many of us are intimidated in expressing our responses to a fine art work lest we be judged for our lack of academic knowledge or sophistication. Laura will explain visual art as a powerful means of rapid response to understanding the knowledge and point of view of the artist. The dark silhouette of a city skyline under the blanket of a star sprinkled night is a visual indicator of peace and serenity.  Yet each viewer brings with them their own life baggage, experiences of serenity and calm or anxiety and fear. It is the unspoken conversation of the viewer with the unseen artist that creates each “conversation”.  Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required at http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. 

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“In Darfur” by Playwright Winter Miller 
Act 2 Discussion with HMH’s Emily Sample
April 27, 2017 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location The Landing Theatre 1119 Providence St
 
Holocaust Museum Houston’s Assistant Director of Education, Emily Sample, will host a talkback after the Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m. showing of the Landing Theatre Company’s production of “IN DARFUR” by playwright Winter Miller. The play is set in an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Sudan in 2004, and depicts the interactions of an English teacher who may be pregnant through rape, a New York Times journalist, a doctor, and a Sudanese aid worker. Ms. Sample will discuss the complicated issues of genocide introduced by the play and give insight the continuing issues faced by the Sudanese people and refugees worldwide. IN DARFUR runs from April 20 through May 13, 2017.The Landing Theatre is located at 1119 Providence St, Houston, TX 77002. Tickets are a suggested price of $25, or “Pay-what-you-can”.  For more information, visit http://www.landingtheatre.org/in-darfur. 

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The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

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


The Boniuk Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

ADMISSION RATES:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
AARP members with valid ID card $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2017), Memorial Day (May 29, 2017), D-Day (June 6, 2017), and Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2017).

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Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone: 713-942-8000



Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

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