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Holocaust Museum of Houston presents "The Life and Art of Alice Lok Cahana" opening day

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Photo courtesy of Holocaust Museum of Houston

Artist and Holocaust survivor Alice Lok Cahana made a vow as she faced the horrors of Auschwitz, and later, the Bergen-Belsen camp - if she survived, she would not hate those who imprisoned her and, she later learned, those who murdered her family. "If I hate," Cahana often told friends, "That means Hitler would've won."

Cahana passed away in 2017; however, her story lives on through a prolific collection of artwork that illustrates her experience during the Holocaust and memorializes the lives lost. Holocaust Museum Houston will celebrate Cahana, not only as an artist, but as a devoted friend, loving mother and resilient survivor, with the opening of "The Life and Art of Alice Lok Cahana".

The exhibition of more than 15 mixed-media works includes two large pieces, “Have You Seen My Sister?” and “Bergen-Belsen”, on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, five works owned by HMH, and various unique paintings and one sculpture on loan from local friends, collectors and Cahana’s family. A video component of the exhibition will showcase personal stories and memories about Alice told by family and friends of the artist.

The exhibit will be on display until April 9.

Artist and Holocaust survivor Alice Lok Cahana made a vow as she faced the horrors of Auschwitz, and later, the Bergen-Belsen camp - if she survived, she would not hate those who imprisoned her and, she later learned, those who murdered her family. "If I hate," Cahana often told friends, "That means Hitler would've won."

Cahana passed away in 2017; however, her story lives on through a prolific collection of artwork that illustrates her experience during the Holocaust and memorializes the lives lost. Holocaust Museum Houston will celebrate Cahana, not only as an artist, but as a devoted friend, loving mother and resilient survivor, with the opening of "The Life and Art of Alice Lok Cahana".

The exhibition of more than 15 mixed-media works includes two large pieces, “Have You Seen My Sister?” and “Bergen-Belsen”, on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, five works owned by HMH, and various unique paintings and one sculpture on loan from local friends, collectors and Cahana’s family. A video component of the exhibition will showcase personal stories and memories about Alice told by family and friends of the artist.

The exhibit will be on display until April 9.

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Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004, USA
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TICKET INFO

$16-$22; free for ages 18 and under and educators with valid school ID.

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