Jingle bells tingling, shop lights twinkling, children behaving; the holidays are fast approaching! When I think about Christmas I think of Santa and his elves; busy, busy, busy. Being a museum preparator is very similar to being an elf, elves create Christmas magic and preparators create museum magic. The current exhibition in the Chandler Gallery is a perfect example of the magical similarities. Curator, Stanton Thomas (a jolly old soul is he), chose prints from the museum’s permanent collection depicting […]
Cort Percer is a freelance writer and event coordinator. He produced the Bicycle Film Festival Memphis 2009 and 2010 at the Brooks. Percer also works at the Peddler Bicycle Shop on Highland and is involved with the Greater Memphis Greenline, Walk, Bike! Memphis, and Revolutions Bicycle Co-op. Follow his blog at fixmemphis.blogspot.com. Teeny Tiny Bike Racks After seeing this article in the Flyer Emily and I made an appointment with the Urban Art Commission to view Gadsby Creson’s 40 Bike […]
Categories: Collection, Education, Events, Music, People, Special Exhibitions • Tags: Bicycle Film Festival, Bicycles, Bike Racks, Cort Percer, Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tootsie Bell, Urban Art Commission
Our Exhibitions staff stays busy and works hard. I had no clue how much time, patience and work goes into just installing an exhibit. That doesn’t even scratch the surface of the entire project. Here is an inside peek at our experts in action. To learn more about William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961-2005, click here.
Categories: Education, People, Special Exhibitions • Tags: 1961-2005 October 16, 2010 - January 9, 2011 This exhibition has been organized by Aperture Presenting Sponsor The Hohenberg Foundation, Chief Curator, Collections Manager, Exhibitions Department, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Preparator, William Christenberry: Photographs
Diane Jalfon is the Director of Development and a strong, determined woman. A piece of advice: read her perspective and learn from her wisdom. Oh, and wish her a happy birthday, too! I was driving home the other day listening to my friends at WKNO slog through their bi-annual pledge drive with a mix of admiration and sympathy. It’s admirable that season after season they summon an amazing amount of energy and optimism to reach their fundraising goals. But I’m […]
Categories: Collection, Decorative Arts, Education, Events, Film & Video, Music, People, Special Exhibitions, The Brushmark, Wine • Tags: Culture, Development Department, Diane Jalfon, Fashion, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Ever wondered about all of the rules of the trade when dealing with artwork? Well, i don’t know all of those rules, but I’m great with a camera! Check out these photos of the de-installation of Who Shot Rock. Chief Preparator Paul Tracy, Assistant Preparator Louis Giberson, and Collections Manager Kip Peterson carefully prepare the artwork for shipping. The Preparators are removing the images from the wall, and Kip is checking the books. This is an image of one of […]
Anyone who has ever met me once knows that I LOVE clothes. I’m not picky-I’ll shop anywhere, but I frequent Urban Outfitters quite a bit. As the Memphis readers might know, we don’t have one here (yet), so I peruse their website in search of reasonably priced treasure. As an Art History graduate and museum employee, I also LOVE art and all things creative. So when I stumbled upon tee shirts with Barbara Kruger, Egon Schiele (my personal favorite artist) […]
Members, come and join us during our next Brooks Books meeting…you won’t want to miss this event! Our next selection is The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece, by Edward Dolnick. Art theft: it’s a little-known world that is both endlessly fascinating and tragic. This riveting book is a fast-paced account of the 1994 theft and recovery of one of the world’s most famous paintings, The Scream by Edvard Munch. This […]
Maggie works as On-Call Admissions Coordinator and in the catering department at the Brooks. When she’s not at work (rare), she’s plugging away creating new forms both sculpturally and two-dimensionally. Typically, my work explores themes of human experience in particular environments through the form of drawing. In my drawings I create strange environments that are reminiscent of the real world but heavily animated. These become the playing grounds for imaginative characters that interact with their surroundings. Last Friday, Exner turned […]
When the London bar, The Nightingale, requested Who Shot Rock & Roll posters to celebrate Elvis week, we were like, um yeah! Check out their spot here.
Categories: Education, Events, Music, People, Special Exhibitions • Tags: Elvis, Elvis Week, London, Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, UK, Wales, Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic Exhibition; 1955 to the Present