The Bernard Museum at Temple Emanu-El wanted to do an exhibition telling Barbra Streisand's story. Through a collector in Palm Springs they were able to borrow a vast quantity of artifacts including her yearbook photograph at Erasmus Hall in Brooklyn, her beaded gown from Funny Girl, and video of her Saturday Night Live appearance. We worked with the curator to determine placement of all objects, create a wall of mirrors, and in collaboration with Aaron Parach Productions, creating a soundproof karaoke booth with a mixing table where visitors could distort and adjust one another's voices.
The exhibition was featured in the New York Post.
I have been wanting to work with Johanna on an exhibition for a few years, and when we decided on mounting an exhibition on Barbra Streisand it was the great timing. Johanna’s approach to bring just the right amount of whimsy, clean lines and a keen eye was the perfect fit for the subject matter. Her creativity brought about many great ideas including some high tech ventures like our recording studio! I could not have done this exhibition without her. I look forward to collaborating with Johanna in the future.
--Warren Klein, Curator, Bernard Museum of Judaica, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York