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Summer Exhibits at the Breman Museum (thursdays)

Thursday July 18, 2024 11:00 AM EDT
Cost: $12
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From the venue:

From Light to Light: The Weekly Jewish Holiday of Shabbat

Currently on Display

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Step into the sacred rhythm of Jewish tradition as the Breman Museum proudly presents “From Light to Light: The Weekly Jewish Holiday of Shabbat.” This captivating exhibition invites visitors on a journey through the heart of Shabbat, the cherished weekly holiday that transcends time and space, weaving together history, tradition, and community.

Discover the essence of Shabbat through a rich tapestry of stories, artifacts, and Judaica carefully curated from the archives of the Breman Museum and esteemed Jewish Temples and Synagogues throughout Atlanta.

Embark on a visual exploration of the significance of each element of Shabbat, from the lighting of the candles to the sharing of the challah bread. Delve into the historical roots of Shabbat observance, tracing its origins back through centuries of Jewish heritage. Admire intricately crafted ritual objects, including beautifully adorned candlesticks, ornate Kiddush cups, and intricately embroidered challah covers, each telling a story of devotion and tradition.

exhibit page here

Ruth-Marion Baruch

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Currently on Display Through August 2024

Embark on a captivating journey through the life and work of Ruth-Marion Baruch in a retrospective photography exhibition at The Breman. Born in Berlin in 1922, Baruch’s early challenges, including her parents’ divorce and her father’s sudden passing, laid the foundation for her remarkable resilience and creativity. Immigrating to the United States at a young age, she flourished academically, earning undergraduate degrees in Creative Writing and Journalism before becoming the first woman in the country to receive a Masters of Fine Arts in photography.

Baruch’s time at the California School of Fine Arts, where she studied alongside luminaries such as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Dorothea Lange, deeply influenced her artistic vision. Her collaborations with her husband, Pirkle Jones, resulted in iconic projects such as “They Grow in The City” and “Walnut Grove: Portrait of a Town.” Additionally, her solo ventures, including “Illusion for Sale” and documenting the “Summer of Love” in Haight-Ashbury in 1967, showcase her keen eye for societal shifts and human experiences.exhibit page here

Absence of Humanity

 Permanent Collection

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This permanent exhibition presents a detailed history of the events that led up to the Holocaust, the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis during World War II, and those events that took place in its wake. In this highly informative Holocaust museum exhibition, the narrative of this dark time in human history is put forth in the voices of those who survived and made new lives in Atlanta. Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years, 1933-1945 was designed by local architect and Holocaust survivor Ben Hirsch, and features historic photographs, personal memorabilia, family documents, and videotaped interviews with Atlanta-area survivors.

exhibit page here

History with Chutzpah

Permanent Collection

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The 250+ artifacts, documents, photographs and oral histories in the exhibition, reveal stories from the generations before us and offer you a journey into Jewish culture unlike any other. Enhanced by personal interviews, oral history excerpts and interactive screen displays, Jewish Southerners adapted to, adopted or affected the society that surrounded them, while simultaneously retaining and celebrating their unique cultural heritage. Some had bold ideas that led to innovation and change, and some held values that impelled them to rebel against ‘the way things were,’ and others accepted the culture and customs of the South.

More about the exhibition in The Atlanta Jewish Times.

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