The Breman Museum is opening the exhibit “Curating Your Family Story: Next Dor” at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25.
The Breman, housed in the Selig Center at 1440 Spring St. in Midtown, launched “Curating Your Family Story” last year with Congregation Shearith Israel in partnership with Beit Hatfutsot: the Museum of the Jewish People, which developed the “My Family Story” initiative. The program helps youths connect with their family histories and culminates in an international competition judged in Tel Aviv.
“Curating Your Family Story” moved into its “Next Dor” (next generation) phase this year with a multidisciplinary program in which teens from Congregation Bet Haverim visited residents of the Cohen Home once or twice a month for seven months.
Each teen worked with a senior to choose an object from the senior’s life that is characteristic of his or her family and values. Exhibited are the chosen artifacts and the stories that the teens wrote about them.
The opening reception, with events from 2 to 4 p.m., is free. An art workshop for all ages will be held, and light refreshments will be served. Rabbi Joseph Prass and Ghila Sanders will speak for the Breman, and Bet Haverim’s education director, Emet Ozar, also will speak before the screening of a video created by Ori Salzberg.
The exhibit will continue until July 16.