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Visual Biography Workshop: Opening Your History Drawer

Hosted By: The Museum of Jewish Heritage-- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Connect with your history, family, ancestors, and self by creating a visual narrative that bridges past and present in this three-part workshop. Educator-artists Daphne Geismar and Ronit Lusky will guide participants through a process of uncovering and understanding a story and developing a framework for sharing it with others through image and text. The workshop will meet on Zoom from 2:00 to 4:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 30, Sunday, February 6, and Sunday, February 13.

This workshop is meant for descendants of Holocaust survivors, family archivists, and those who wish to create art out of artifacts. Participants will begin the course with two texts from family members (diaries, letters, interview transcripts, etc.) that are inter-related in some way, and a photograph or image of an object that relates. Geismar and Lusky will guide the group through selecting, editing, and sequencing, generating questions, and investigating sources to bring stories to life, connecting personal and collective histories.

Daphne Geismar is an award-winning author, designer, and educator. Geismar will present her own process of discovering an archive of family treasures—letters, diaries, interviews, documents—that she cut up and sequenced to create Invisible Years, an intimate story from Nazi-occupied Netherlands told in eight voices. Ronit Lusky is a museum educator who will introduce strategies of object-based inquiry for listening to the voices of the past.

– Non-members: $108
– Individual, Dual, Friends and Family members ($54 to $180): $86 (20% off)
– Sustaining members and above ($250+): Free

Space is limited.

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