The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums explores current exhibition Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank through the Exhibition Spotlight program series in a special two-part virtual panel event. Pentacrest Museums Director of Education & Engagement, Carolina Kaufman will moderate discussion with panelists on a variety of related topics to share the story and legacy of Anne Frank and her impact on society.
SESSION I: The two-part webinar series kicks off in Session I offering a local lens on the story of Anne Frank bringing three notable individuals who brought Anne’s story to life in the Hawkeye state.
Doyle Stevick, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center at the University of South Carolina, will speak about the traveling exhibit; Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story on Anne Frank (currently on display at the Old Capitol Museum) and its unique educational approach putting young people at the forefront of the teaching experience. Dr. Kirsten Kumpf Beale, Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator of German at the UI DWLLC will highlight how the University of Iowa became a chosen site of the Anne Frank chestnut tree sapling to be planted on the Pentacrest later this year. Janet Hesler, Director of the Danville Museum, and the Anne Frank Pen Pal Exhibit, will share in Iowa’s unique connection between Anne Frank and young girls from Danville, Iowa who participated in a pen pal exchange in 1939.
Experience Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 in Iowa CityJune 10 - July 10th
The Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 red frames, each in the shape of a small house, set alongside one another will be placed in three main areas of the pedestrian mall. Inside each “casa”, there is a swing and a ring of lights lining the bottom. When the house is empty, the lights glow dimly to welcome the next visitor. Once someone steps inside, the lights release a more powerful glow, indicating that someone is home.