Building the Participatory Museum

Building the Participatory Museum


May 20 2021
, 7PM- 8PM

JMM 2021 Annual Meeting

4 color photographs of visitors participating in programs at the Museum against a light blue solid background.

Join us as we reflect upon how the Jewish Museum of Maryland has adapted to our new world over the last year and demonstrate some of the ways we plan to translate the lessons learned into museum practice in the future.

We will enact the qualities of a participatory museum as we explore stories gathered in various media from members of our community. The stories shared will range from insights into the lives of ancestors, to our collective current experience and visions for the future. Throughout the evening we will pause together for moments of reflection accompanied by live music.

The program will begin at 7:00pm with a presentation of the FY21 slate of nominees to the JMM’s Board of Trustees for election by the Museum’s membership. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to join the JMM team in a live zoom meeting for a chance to connect and explore our exhibits, shop and more.

About the Performer:

Ira Khonen Temple is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and cultural worker. Recent credits include accordionist for Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, and music director of Indecent at the Weston Playhouse. Ira was a founder of the radical-traditional Yiddish music group Tsibele, and for the last five years music directed New York’s biggest and most spectacular purimshpil, with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.

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