March 20 - April 6
The City of Wixom will be hosting the traveling exhibit Forbidden Art, a collection of images of artwork created by concentration camp prisoners while imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II. This exhibition origniated at Poland's Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (A-B Museum) and is made up of twenty large color photographs of drawings and sculptures made by inmates of the Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Ravensbrük concentration camps. Each photograph is accompanied by a historical commentary and a narrative account as to why the piece was created.
This exhibition was developed and is presented in North America by The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools in exclusive partnership with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. It has been displayed at prominent institutions such as the United Nations, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, and many universities. The City of Wixom exhibit is funded in part through a grant provided by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Anton Art Center.
Forbidden Art will be installed at the Library from March 20 through April 6, 2017 and an opening reception is planned for the evening of March 19, 2017. Tickets for the reception are available for purchase here. For additional information you can also visit the City of Wixom website. We encourage you to visit the Library during this exhibit period to view these important pieces of art.