2021 Mt. Pleasant (Art Reach of Michigan) Memory Parlor
2022 Washington, D.C. "Pop Up" Memory Parlor
The Cora di Brazzà Foundation organized our first Memory Parlor in 2021 at Art Reach of Mid-Michigan. We organized a "Pop Up" Memory Parlor in Washington D.C., in March 2022. For more information about each, click on the relevant image above.
It was in a "Suffrage Parlor" in Washington D.C. in 1886 when Adelaide Johnson, at the suggestion of a friend, first decided to sculpt Susan B. Anthony. A "Memory Parlor" is a nod to the earlier “Suffrage Parlors” and to the recognition that we need spaces to cultivate our understanding of history.
Our Memory Parlors are inspired by the Lyceum Movements of the 19th Century, in both the U.S. and Europe. These adult education movements allowed for "social intercourse and the exchange of intellectual products."
The Cora di Brazzà Foundation organized our first Memory Parlor in 2021 at Art Reach of Mid-Michigan. Listen to the WCMU story about the this first Memory parlor here or at relevant graphic (at right if you are on the web).