Maira Kalman & Alex Kalman | Sara Berman’s Closet

Maira Kalman & Alex Kalman | Sara Berman’s Closet

Monday, Nov 12, 2018 7:30 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA)
5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

SHORT FILM SCREENING: Sara Berman’s Closet by The New Yorker

Irreverent artist Maira Kalman, illustrator of the bestsellers, "The Principles of Uncertainty," "The Elements of Style," and too many New Yorker Magazine covers to count, and her son, Alex Kalman, the designer, curator, and founder of New York Mmuseumm, combine their talents in this captivating memoir of Maira’s mother, Jewish émigré Sara Berman. At age 60, she left her husband after 38 years of marriage, packed a single suitcase, and moved into a studio apartment in Greenwich Village. According to the Kalmans: "in a burst of personal expression, she decided to wear only white." Sara kept her belongings in an extraordinarily clean and organized closet, filled with elegant, minimalist, heavily starched, all-white clothing. Upon her death in 2004, her family decided to preserve its pristine contents, eventually recreating the closet in Alex’s Mmuseumm, and last year, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Inspired by the exhibit, this spectacular illustrated memoir, packed with family photographs, exclusive images, and Maira Kalman's distinctive paintings, is an ode to Sara’s life, freedom, and re-invention.

The Kalmans will be in conversation with Virginia Shearer, Director of Education, and Eleanor McDonald Storza of the High Museum. 

A Cappella proudly serves as the official bookseller for the 27th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA.

If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.