The Center for Humanities and Arts on the UA Pulaski Tech campus will host an opening reception starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, for two exhibits on Anne Frank in the Windgate Gallery and the CHARTS lobby.
“Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album,” developed by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and brought to CHARTS by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, is an exhibit of photographs from an album discovered by her father, who survived the Holocaust. Frank was 13 when she went into hiding in a secret annex of her family’s home in Amsterdam. For the two years she was hidden from the Gestapo, she wrote her famous diary. She and her family were arrested 75 years ago.
“Anne Frank: A History for Today” tells Frank’s story in panels and photographs. The touring exhibition was created to show the consequences of National Socialism and disdain for human rights.
The reception will include a 28-minute film “The Short Life of Anne Frank” screened in the CHARTS theater at 5:30 p.m. Holocaust survivor Dieter “Dan” Lewin will speak at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Leanne Day-Simpson, violinist for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
UA Pulaski Tech is at 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.