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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.


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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Sifting Through Ashes

On view January 21 through March 27, 2018

Sifting Through Ashes Exhibit ArtworkArtist Bruce Gendelman’s impactful paintings, photography and sculpture demonstrate the important role of contemporary art in educating new audiences about the Holocaust in the coming post-witness era. Fresh from a tour at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, this dramatic and moving exhibit expresses the artist’s reaction to Holocaust sites in Poland and Ukraine. Also on exhibit are several sculptures by Holocaust Memorial Center Survivor Speaker Henry Friedman.

Join us for one of the exciting programs featuring the Sifting Through Ashes exhibit!  You can learn more about these opportunities, admission, and RSVP, here >


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Upcoming Events

February 26 / 7 pm
Cultivated Silence
Free with museum admission or membership
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March 4 / 2:30 pm
Rebels on Pointe
Tickets $6
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March 12 / 7 pm
Sifting Through Ashes           Special Exhibit Tour
Free with museum admission or membership
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March 18 / 2:30 pm
Sifting Through Ashes           Special Exhibit Tour
Free with museum admission or membership
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March 22 / 7 pm
Forced into Genocide
Free with museum admission or membership
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April 8 / 2 pm
Yom HaShoah
Community Commemoration

Free Admission
More information coming soon >

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