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Curating Your Family Story: Exhibition Opening and Community Event
Sep 18 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Curating Your Family Story: Exhibition Opening and Community Event

Grand Opening and Community Event

FREE and open to the community

Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition and participate in a special family-fun community art project

Curating Your Family Story is a program co-created by the Breman Museum and Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People in Israel, that connects personal family stories to the Jewish experience and unifies it into a work of art.

Bring your family on September 18th, from 2:00-4:00, to see the art works of the 2016 participants from Machanei Shai at Congregation Shearith Israel, and join in the collaborative art project under the leadership of artist Karin Mervis.

Curating Your Family Story is a new program created by the Breman Museum in partnership with Beit Hatfutsot based on the enduring My Family Story initiative. Now in its 21st year, My Family Story is a fun-filled, meaningful, personal, global and multi-generational Jewish heritage journey, where the exploration of one’s Jewish family roots, genealogy and traditions culminates in an artistic installation.

Free admission is made possible through a generous donation by Beit Hatfutsot and the Covenant Foundation.

Logo 1 - Curating your Family StoryThe Covenant Foundation

In partnership with:

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Current Exhibitions

  • Who Am I? : Young Minds Forced to Choose

    This 13-panel traveling exhibition examines the lives and experiences of young Jehovah’s Witnesses who suffered due to their refusal to accept Nazi ideology. Self-guided audio tours accessible through smartphones are available with survivors in the exhibition relating their stories.

  • Henri Dauman : Looking Up

    After escaping the perils of the Holocaust in France, Henri Dauman rose to become one of the preeminent photojournalists of the 20th Century whose iconic images appeared in Life, Newsweek and The New York Times. Producing more than one million prints, Dauman's subjects included artists, world leaders, ordinary citizens and significant historical events which defined the 20th Century.

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Other Events

  • August 25th, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour: Five Points *SOLD OUT*

    Plunge into historic Jewish Atlanta with exclusive tours of some of the city's most significant sites! Join us as we explore Historic Five Points. The center of life in Atlanta, Five Points is both a space and a crucial turning point in many of Atlanta's well-known stories.

  • September 15th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Opening Event - Henri Dauman: Looking Up

    Henri Dauman is a Holocaust survivor and self-taught photographer who produced some of the most memorable covers for LIFE, Time and Newsweek Magazines. We are honored to have Henri Dauman with us for our special Opening Event. He will share about his journey – from his tragic childhood in the French Countryside during WWII, to the creative and emotional adventure that led to his photographic success. Q & A will follow.

  • September 22nd, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours: Oakland Cemetery

    Plunge into historic Jewish Atlanta with exclusive tours of some of the city's most significant sites! Join us as we explore Historic Oakland Cemetery. Amidst a backdrop of gardens, sculptures, and final resting places for many of Atlanta’s most notable citizens, explore the history, burial customs, and symbolism found throughout the Jewish Grounds of this powerful city landmark. Hear the fascinating stories of life and persistence as waves of Jewish immigrants entered and adapted to the culture of Victorian America.

  • September 29th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    CLOSING EARLY for Rosh HaShanah

    The Breman Museum will be closing at 3 PM for Rosh HaShanah and will re-open on Wednesday, October 2nd.

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