Temporary Exhibition Series
Application Guidelines

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is the oldest partner organization of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. We use the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities in the U.S. about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect.

Through a variety of innovative education programs and exhibitions, the Center uses Anne Frank as a role model for today. Her insights and courage continue to inspire students, educators and citizens more than 60 years after her diary was first published.The Center’s 2,700 square foot gallery space is primarily devoted to our permanent exhibit, Anne Frank and Us, but we also host temporary exhibits of art work responding to our mission of advancing tolerance and social justice. Art works must fit, framed, onto the four movable columns in the gallery (columns measure 72” by 20”) and on the back wall of the Center. There is space for approximately 20 medium size images and 5 large, in total. Temporary exhibits run for approximately three months, and include a public reception and the opportunity to deliver a workshop and artist’s lecture. You can find out more about these and forthcoming exhibits by visiting our website: annefrank.com/temporaryexhibit

If you would like to have your work considered for an exhibition, please send images, or a catalogue, with a cover letter and brief bio explaining the link between your art work and Anne Frank’s legacy to the attention of:

Rebecca Faulkner Director of Public Programs
Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect
44 Park Place New York, NY 10007

If you would like your materials returned please include a SASE with your application.

Please note: temporary exhibits are programmed up to one year in advance.

Criteria for Artists:

  • Artist’s work must respond to the mission of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, addressing themes and issues including but not limited to human rights, social justice, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination in all its forms.
  • Original artwork must fit within the gallery space. We recommend you visit the Center prior to applying.
  • Artwork must be of an appropriate nature for public family-friendly viewing.
  • Established and emerging artists are welcome to apply.
  • All genres, styles, and media will be considered.