History museums' acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today's Groupon for admission to The William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, which includes entry to special exhibits. Choose between the following options:
• $9 for admission for two (up to a $24 value)
• $15 for admission for four (up to a $48 value)
Children ages 3–6 years old regularly enter for $4 each, and children under 3 are admitted for free.
Aimed at celebrating and chronicling Jewish history, the Breman hosts intriguing special exhibitions for all manner of culture connoisseurs. Knee-high scholars can amble through the ongoing Express Yourself! exhibit, an interactive showcase that dazzles children with original artwork culled from classic kids' books such as Barney Saltzberg's Beautiful Oops! and Sean Qualls's Giant Steps to Change the World . Beginning September 25, the Torn from Home: My Life as a Refugee exhibition will immerse patrons in life of a refugee, told through multimedia displays, photographs, personal narratives, and shadow-puppet operas. Ideal for children ages 8–12, the display edifies youngsters in the hardships of those living in the wake of man-made and natural disasters.
Special exhibitions scheduled for 2012 include The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942–1946 —which showcases the strength of human spirit in times of oppression—and Chosen Food: Cuisine Culture and Jewish Identity — which showcases traditional Jewish dishes and an apple core believed to have been nibbled by Gertrude Stein. Try out a new monocle by viewing the full list of upcoming special exhibitions here.
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
A celebrated humanitarian whose awards include the Abe Goldstein Humanitarian Award of the Anti-Defamation League, the late Bill Breman had already made countless contributions to his community by 1990. Yet one wish of his had still gone unfulfilled: creating a museum to preserve Atlanta's Jewish history and culture. So Breman donated a generous sum to the Atlanta Jewish Federation, kickstarting a six-year journey that culminated with the opening of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in 1996.
As its name suggests, the museum's exhibitions focus on the heritage and Holocaust experience of Atlanta's Jewish citizens through arts, history, and identity. Designed by survivor Ben Hirsch, Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years, 1933–1945 delves into the events, aftermath, and historical context of the Holocaust through photographs, personal memorabilia, and videotaped interviews with survivors living in Atlanta. In the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education, visitors can explore the universal themes of human dignity and diversity through the personal stories of Atlanta's Holocaust survivors. The museum is also home to the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, the largest repository of documents, photographs, artifacts, and oral histories pertaining to Jewish life in Georgia and Alabama. Beyond the mainstay exhibits, special exhibitions feature topics ranging from mah jongg to the artwork of Maurice Sendak. The museum's events are constantly changing and eclectic, encompassing everything from film screenings to group discussions.