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Atlanta Collects - 12/05/2016

Opening of Atlanta Collects
Dec 05 2016 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening of Atlanta Collects

Grand Opening of Atlanta Collects

Join us for the opening of Atlanta Collects: Treasures from Atlanta’s Homes

On view in the Blonder Gallery at the Breman Museum

ATLANTA COLLECTS celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Breman Museum by highlighting diverse pieces from Jewish collectors in and around Atlanta. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase the breadth and depth of Jewish-owned collections in Atlanta.

  • Approximately 40 pieces will be displayed in a 3,000 square foot gallery space.
  • Dr. William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, will be serving as our guest curator.

The exhibition will feature paintings, sculpture, glass and non-traditional art from different periods to show the wide array of holdings in private collections.

Current Exhibitions

  • Absence of Humanity : The Holocaust Years, 1933-1945

    This permanent exhibition presents the history of the Holocaust through artifacts and stories of Atlanta area Holocaust Survivors.

  • Seeking Justice : The Leo Frank Case Revisited

    Even after 100 years the events surrounding the murder of Mary Phagan and the trial and lynching of Leo Frank remain both disturbing and morbidly fascinating. Seeking Justice allows visitors to look at the momentous and tragic events of the years 1913-1915 through the lens of the societal and political tensions that existed in Atlanta at that time. The full exhibition provides an immersive experience for visitors, while an artifact only display for smaller spaces conveys this story's significance in a more condensed manner.

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Other Events

  • August 20th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

    Marcia Jo Zerivitz, cultural anthropologist, author, and public historian, is the founding Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Using PowerPoint images, she will speak about the history of Florida Jews, highlighting some stories of contemporary personalities who contribute much to the quality of life of Floridians and beyond—names that are recognized globally—and of those who impacted history beginning 257 years ago and possibly in the 16th century in Florida. Stephen J. Whitfield will then moderate a discussion.

  • September 1st, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Panel Discussion: Married to the Rabbi

    Inspired by the book, Married to the Rabbi: Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words edited by Naomi Patz and Judy Maslin, this panel discussion, moderated by Karen Franklin, will feature southern rabbis’ wives who contributed essays to the book along with special guest, Naomi Patz. Hear from panelists Janice Rothschild Blumberg, Pat Bloom, and Jeanne Danziger as they share insights about being a Rebbetzin in the American South during the transitional years of the second half of the 20th century.

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