AJM Cultural Partnerships
The Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Augusta GA
Nelson Danish being audio recorded by interviewer Sea Stachura.
To foster cross-cultural exploration and expand the CSRA's knowledge of Judaism, AJM has partnered with the Jessye Norman School of the Arts (JNSA) for an Oral History Project of members of the CSRA Jewish Community to enhance what is already available. JNSA is a free, high-quality, after-school arts program for all children in the CSRA regardless of income. These interviews are audio and video recorded by the supervised students. A portion of each is being used for a JNSA-run podcast that integrates history, youth, and art. When a community's history is lost, its identity is also lost. AJM is appreciative to JNSA for recording these stories for interpretation, empathy, and remembrance, which will be a part of the Augusta Jewish Museum. Visit the JNSA Website
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Augusta GA
On February 25, 2020, the Augusta Jewish Museum in partnership with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History presented an encore performance of Anne and Emmett. This play depicted a fictional conversation between Anne Frank a Jewish teenager who died in the Holocaust and Emmett Till, an African American teenager who was lynched during the Jim Crow era. The play was followed by a discussion group composed of actors and audience members. This partnership was a successful fundraiser for both museums.
See the Education page for additional information about the play.
Visit the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History website.
The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta GA
The Morris Museum of Art has a program that allows individuals and institutions to symbolically adopt a work of art to support their museum. The Augusta Jewish Museum has adopted a painting by prominent Jewish artist Beth Bolgla entitled Heartland X, Angel, and Cow.
Robyn Wittenberg Dudley, AJM Board Member with Kevin Grogan Executive Director, Morris Museum of Art.
Artwork by Beth Bolgla, Heartland X, Angel, and Cow, 1985. Oil on canvas. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Gift of Dawson County Arts Council.