‘Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album’ Exhibition Features Virtual Tours and Live Performances

Acclaimed musician Angelica Sanchez will perform at opening

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‘Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album’ Exhibition Features Virtual Tours and Live Performances
Ann Frank

The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) is celebrating diversity, and the visual and performing arts this fall with new exhibitions and live virtual performances.

The HCCC President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (PACDEI), in partnership with the Anne Frank Center USA, presents the nationally renowned exhibition, “Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album,” with free virtual gallery tours from October 1 – 22.

As an amateur photographer, Otto Frank had a single theme: his daughters, Anne and Margot. Mr. Frank used his Leica camera to snap his girls in familial settings at home, school, beachside, and more. Nothing in Mr. Frank’s photographs reveals the horrors the family would endure during the Holocaust. The exhibition includes more than 50 reproduced photographs, many of which are seldom publicly displayed. More information on the tours is available by emailing gallery@hccc.edu.

HCCC will also celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the opening of the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST) with an evening of music and art on Thursday, October 1. Mexican American pianist, composer, and educator Angelica Sanchez will perform virtually beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Webex. Ms. Sanchez’s music has been nationally and internationally recognized. She holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Arranging from William Paterson University, is a lecturer at Princeton University, and adjunct professor at The New School.

The performance may be viewed at https://bit.ly/33qhWKY; access code 1328150234; password 1234.

On Sunday, October 4 at 3:30 p.m. as part of JCAST, Hudson County Community College Department of Culture Affairs Director Michelle Vitale will lead an 18-minute tour of highlights of “Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album” exhibition with Morgan Bailey, Traveling Exhibits Manager for The Anne Frank Partnership. Topics of discussion will include the history of the Anne Frank Center, key themes in Otto Frank’s photographs, historical context, and more.

Ms. Bailey is an educator who has worked on international projects to address human rights issues. She holds a Master’s degree from Francis Marion University. The tour may be accessed by registering at https://www.thejcast.com/jcast-live.

HCCC PACDEI, in partnership with the Anne Frank Center USA, will also present a special Webex virtual performance of “Letters from Anne to Martin” on Thursday, October 22, at 12:30 p.m. Log-in, access code and password may be obtained by emailing gallery@hccc.edu.

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