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Lunchtime Culture Series

Overview

The Breman Museum, Center for Puppetry Arts, and High Museum of Art are partnering to bring the Midtown community something new between 12 noon and 1p.m. The program pairs two of the institutions for a conversation, performance, or tour experience from a new perspective. Each lunchtime program is free and lasts approximately 20 minutes (with time to explore the Museum's exhibitions after the program.)

July 21, 2017
Location: Center for Puppetry Arts
Program: What do puppets and painting have in common? We'll take a closer look at ways museums talk about these two different things in very similar ways.

August 18, 2017
Location: The Breman Museum
Program: Learn about Josef Skupa, a Czech puppeteer who performed satirical puppet shows during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.

September 15, 2017
Location: The Breman Museum
Program: How can art and artifacts preserve history and tell stories?

October 20, 2017
Location: The High Museum of Art
Program: Re-inventing life through art: Henry Friedman, Holocaust survivor, will talk about his post-war experience as a street artist in Italy on his way to America.

November 17, 2017
Location: Center for Puppetry Arts
Program: Lunchtime laugh with a little Jewish humor - and surrounded by the Muppets.

December 15, 2017
Location: The High Museum of Art
Program: Talk with puppet builders about how they create art used for performance.

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.

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 : Iconic Photography that Defined the 20th Century

    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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