The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.
The Museum is proud to be a leading force for change in the community, and in the world. Through education and human rights awareness programming, the Museum strives to eliminate prejudice, racism and intolerance.
The Museum is located in the heart of the St. Petersburg museum and arts district. At the core of the permanent exhibit is a boxcar, in its original condition, used in Poland during World War ll to transport innocent Jews to concentration camps. It serves as a reminder, and it inspires visitors to learn from the past in order to be an upstander today.
Today the FHM is one of the largest Holocaustmuseums in the country and aspires tobe the foremost institution for Holocaust andGenocide Awareness Studies.
For the first time ever the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is coming to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. In support of NCECA, the Florida Holocaust Museum will present an outstanding exhibition:
Peace/War, Survival/Extinction: An Artist’s Plea for Sanity
On view March 11, 2011 – May 30, 2011
The exhibition consists of artwork by ceramic sculptor Richard Notkin including finely-crafted teapots, a tile-mural, an installation and other objects. In his symbol-rich sculptures, Notkin provides a social commentary on the human condition, war, and man’s inhumanity to man while embracing a strong visual aesthetic. A centerpiece of the exhibition is a large installation titled, Legacy, where he mounds over 1000 ceramic ears of different sizes on the floor. The piling of the ears makes reference to the piles of hair, eyeglasses, shoes and bodies which were found at the liberation of Nazi concentration camps in 1945. According to the artist, Legacy explores issues such as the ear as “listener to the outside world, cycles of life and death, evolution and survival.”
Saturday, March 19, 2011, 7 pm
The evening includes the opportunity to meet the artist, Richard Notkin, and view the exhibition. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cost to attend: Free for Museum members; $9 for guests. Guest admission may be applied to Museum membership during the evening.
Please call 727-820-0100, ext. 236 to make your reservation.
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.