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Free Admission to The FHM on Saturday, September 24th
September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Florida Holocaust Museum will offer free admission on September 24 as part of St. Petersburg’s Arts Alive! Free Museum Day and Smithsonian Day Live!
The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) will open our doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24 as part of St. Petersburg’s Arts Alive! Free Museum Day and Smithsonian magazine’s twelfth annual Museum Day Live! The FHM just announced the start of their 25th Anniversary year and was recently chosen by USA TODAY as the #1 museum to visit in St. Petersburg – Clearwater out of a top 10 list of museums.
The FHM will be open Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All of the Museum’s exhibitions will be open for viewing, including the permanent exhibition History, Heritage and Hope, and two new exhibitions Reflections on Man’s Fate: Artwork by Judith Weinshall Liberman and Women of Ravensbrück: Portraits of Courage.
Reflections on Man’s Fate is an exhibition of paintings and textile works by artist Judith Weinshall Liberman. Drawn from works from the Museum’s permanent collection, the show includes wall hangings and works on canvas from the artist’s Holocaust Paintings, Holocaust Wall Hangings, Skull Series and Genocide Series. Her work focuses on the present state of mankind as well as the relentlessness and enormity of history’s darkest period.
Women of Ravensbrück: Portraits of Courage is an exhibition by artist Julia Terwilliger. Ravensbrück, the Nazi’s major concentration camp for women, brought fear and terror to its imprisoned, tortured victims. Subject to unspeakable horrors, few survived. The faces of these triumphant women have been immortalized in one of the newest exhibits of Holocaust art to emerge today. What makes the collection significant is its focal point on women and their experiences during the Holocaust. The exhibit centers around seven large, wooden panels with mixed media and photo transfer images of Ravensbrück women, young and old, survivors and those who did not live.