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Bergen-Belsen Revisited: Photographic Memoir of Colonel Charles Curtis Mitchell

One picture showed me standing on the edge of an open grave. It was shot on purpose because I suddenly thought of all of the people I knew with short memories… They would be the ones who would say, “Nonsense Mitchell, Belsen couldn’t have been that bad…”

Photographed and narrated by Colonel Charles Curtis Mitchell, this eye-opening exhibition documents the first days of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp for “…those not present as eyewitnesses, because such inhumanity would be beyond belief.”

Colonel Michell served as Director of the Pictorial Branch of the United States Army during World War II.

This photographic documentary is an excellent educational tool, reminding people of what once happened and, if we are not careful, what could happen again.

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For more information about this exhibition, please contact Jennifer Campbell by e-mail or 901-725-1955.

 

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Survivors of Bergen-Belsen after liberation.

Survivors of Bergen-Belsen after liberation.

 

Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited

Thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan was found brutally murdered at the National Pencil Company, where she was employed. Leo Frank, the Jewish factory superintendent, was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to
death. Georgia’s governor commuted Frank’s sentence to life in prison, but
Frank, kidnapped from his cell, was lynched by a mob of prominent citizens.

Ironically, the case ignited a fervor that led to both the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan and the reaffirmation of the mission of the Anti-Defamation League.This case was the driving force behind a number of Supreme Court rulings that redefined due process, and it sparked decades of debate over Frank’s innocence.

Using artifacts, photographs and documents relating to the two crimes and precedent-setting trial, original newspapers of the day chronicling the case, and interviews with descendants of family members and friends of Leo Frank, Mary Phagan and other key players in the trial and its aftermath, this exhibition will bring new insight to these unsolved murders and the events that led up to them.

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Teaching materials for Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited are available. Please register in order to download the teacher's guide, a PowerPoint using sources from the exhibition, and a PDF of the PowerPoint. It is not necessary to use these materials in conjunction with the traveling exhibition; they stand alone as a unit on the Leo Frank case.

For more information about this exhibition, please contact Jennifer Campbell by e-mail or 901-725-1955.

 

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Handwriting analyses of the murder notes as they appeared in the Atlanta Journal, May 28, 1913.

Handwriting analyses of the murder notes as they appeared in the Atlanta Journal, May 28, 1913.

 

Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures

As the title indicates, the “voice” of the exhibition is Sendak himself and focuses on his lifework through the lens of his Jewish heritage. Facsimiles of original illustrations, manuscripts, handwritten notes, together with an in-depth interview, give visitors insight into the vision, inspirations, and the creative process of today’s premier author, illustrator and artist, Maurice Sendak.

An exhibition for all ages, Where The Wild Things Are provides the opportunity for hands-on interaction with Sendak’s stories and characters. Visitors are encouraged to dress up like a “wild thing” and dance in the wild forest, cook in the “Night Kitchen,” read on Rosie’s Stoop, slide into a bowl of chicken soup, and create their own masterpieces while listening to classical music.

Most importantly, the exhibition promotes literacy and creativity.

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For more information about this exhibition, please contact Jennifer Campbell by e-mail or 901-725-1955.

 

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Sketch from Hop on Pop, by Maurice Sendak. Courtesy, Rosenbach Museum.

Sketch for Hop on Pop. Courtesy The Maurice Sendak Archives, The Rosenbach Museum and Archive, Philadelphia, PA.

Women of Valor: The Legacy Quilt

This 8' by 5' hand-crafted quilt features compelling stories of eleven women who, between the years of 1850 and 1950, were advocates for social justice and woman rights and who worked in our Atlanta community to make lives better.

The quilt rests on its own stand and is accompanied by a museum educator and classroom materials. To bring the quilt to your venue, please contact Judi Ayal by e-mail or at 404-870-1632.

Learn about the women of the quilt.

 

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Women of Valor: The Legacy Quilt

Women of Valor: The Legacy Quilt

ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938 – 1950

Zap! Pow! Bam! immerses visitors in an interactive world of Super Heroes, and illuminates the creative processes that drove their originators to provide America with timeless icons such as Superman, Batman, Captain America and Wonder Woman.

In addition to rare, never-before-displayed comic book art and memorabilia, Zap! Pow! Bam! features 1940s serials, video interviews, a vintage, child-sized Batmobile ride, an interactive phone booth, a drawing studio, and costumes for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

exhibition specs and rental information

Scottsdale Public Art is currently hosting the exhibition. Check out their ZAP! POW! BAM! blog.

For more information about this exhibition, please contact Jennifer Campbell by e-mail or 901-725-1955.

 

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Wonder Woman #1, Summer 1942. Publisher: DC Comics. Collection of Michigan State University Libraries.

Wonder Woman #1, Summer 1942. Publisher: DC Comics. Collection of Michigan State University Libraries.