Auschwitz Exhibit At Union Station | Sculptor Tom Corbin | Give Black KC
A new exhibit of Auschwitz remembrance opens at Union Station, the Kansas City sculptor responsible for UMKC's new Roo statue, and the 'Give Black KC' series continues.
Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: The traveling exhibition “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.” has arrived at Kansas City's Union Station.
The exhibit opened June 14 and serves as a stark reminder of what humans can and will do to each other if evil is left unchecked. Its curator explains the idea behind the exhibition. Then the filmmaker behind the Kansas City PBS documentary inspired by the exhibition, "All These Delicate Sorrows," explains how he was able to feature Holocaust survivors that eventually found their way to Kansas City.
- Luis Ferreiro, director of renowned Spanish exhibition firm Musealia
- George Guastello, president & CEO of Union Station Kansas City
- Brad Austin, creative arts producer for Kansas City PBS, creator of “All These Delicate Sorrows”
Segment 2, beginning at 23:37: Tom Corbin's work has been collected by celebrities and commissioned to stand in the U.S. Capitol.
In addition to that kangaroo, Corbin just finished work on a bronze life-size statue of President Harry S. Truman that will eventually find its home in Washington, D.C. He discusses his artistic origin story and how he branched out from sculpture to also create furniture, lighting and home accessories.
- Tom Corbin, artist and sculptor
Segment 3, beginning at 45:08: In the days leading up to Juneteenth, the collaborative "Give Black KC" aims to raise $80,000 to support eight Black organizations currently working to address priorities for Black residents of Kansas City.
Today's spotlight is on business owner Nika Cotton. She is the proprietor of Soulcentricitea, a tea shop on the corner of 30th and Troost in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Nika Cotton, owner of Soulcentricitea
"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." is on display Monday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., now through mid-January, 2022 at Union Station, 20 West Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64108. Ticket prices and additional information can be found here
Give Black KC runs through Saturday, June 19. For more information on the coalition and how to donate go to https://www.giveblackkc.org.