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What Could Have Been

What could these people have become? What could they have accomplished? Invented? Or simply celebrated? We will never know. But, we know what we can do now. Tell the world about them and educate every generation about the horrors of genocide.

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Our hope for the 2018 Kappy Family Anne Frank Art & Writing Competition is to empower and inspire today’s students to lead our world to a better future. With that in mind, the theme for the second annual competition is The Power of Hope. We invite all students in grades 9-12 from Oakland and Macomb County to reflect on the lessons of the Holocaust and to create a written or artistic response to the following quotation from Anne Frank’s diary:

“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and make us strong again.”

June 6, 1944

Three winners from each of the following categories will be announced and honored at an award ceremony and gallery opening on May 17, 2018:

Painting | Drawing | Photography | Poetry | Fiction | Non-fiction

First place winners will receive $250, second place winners will receive $125, and third place winners will receive $75.

The teacher and school of each first place winner will each receive a $200 Amazon gift card.

To enter, please review the rules and guidelines and submit a completed entry form. Entries may be submitted between January 8 and April 9, 2018.

Check out last year’s winners and their work, and hear reflections from last year’s teachers and their students.


For additional information or other questions, please contact Aliza Tick at or 248-553-2400 x 141.



Stitching History
from the Holocaust

On view June 22 through December 29, 2017

Featured Dress Illustration from Stitching History ExhibitEight beautiful dresses represent the incalculable loss caused by the Holocaust, in this moving exhibit on loan from the Jewish Museum in Milwaukee (JMM). In 1939, Paul Strnad wrote to his cousin Alvin in Milwaukee. Desperate to obtain an affidavit to escape the onslaught of Nazi Germany, Paul sent Alvin sketches of his wife Hedwig’s dress designs. Paul and Hedy hoped that these examples of her work would provide evidence of their financial independence. Despite Alvin’s best efforts, both Hedy and her husband Paul were murdered in the Holocaust. The JMM worked with the Costume Shop of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater to create the dresses from Hedy’s sketches and to put together this exhibit exploring her life and work. Learn more >


Join us for one of the exciting programs featuring the Stitching History from the Holocaust exhibit!  You can learn more about these opportunities, admission, and RSVP, here >


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Visitor Information

Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
(Last admission 4:00 pm)

9:30 am - 8:30 pm
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9:30 am – 3:00 pm
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12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Public Tour
1:30 pm daily on a walk-in basis

Closed on Saturday

Closed on Jewish holidays and most legal holidays.

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Upcoming Events

January 8 / All Day
2018 Kappy Family Anne Frank Art & Writing Competition
Entry Submission Begins
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January 22 / 7 pm
Sifting Through Ashes
Opening Program
More information coming soon!

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