Maggie Exner is one of the nicest and friendliest people I know. I met her at work here at the museum, and have always been impressed by her personality and artistic capabilities. She is unique beyond explanation and very involved in the Memphis art community. Last Friday, she was in an art show with Art of Science, where “scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital partner with local artists to produce the 2012 Art of Science exhibit aimed at bridging […]
Meet the Brooks Teen Advisory Committee, a group of teenagers from local high schools that will meet once a month throughout the school year. What’s the goal? The Brooks museum is interested in developing a teen program and the committee will help us determine what it should look like. We will test some of our ideas and some of theirs. Activities will include gallery tours, art making, and workshops with professional artists. In the spring, the committee will plan and […]
GREAT news from our chief curator, Marina Pacini: Thanks to the many people who have generously donated funding, Sonya Clark’s Woven Combs will live permanently at the Brooks! And the artist herself will be here for a lecture on Thursday, August 30. This blog is written by Andria Lisle Public Relations and Public Events Manager for the Brooks.
The Brooks enjoyed an energetic opening reception for the If I Can Dream exhibition on view in the Education gallery until September 16, 2012. The exhibition is a result of an international art contest in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. The artworks, selected by a professional panel of judges, were created in response to the quote “If I Can Dream.” This inspirational tune marked the rebirth of Elvis’ career when he […]
Get hyped up for Wacky Wednesdays at the Brooks with our Brooks Kids page! We also offer tons of family friendly events, which you can check out here! Make sure you unwind from all of the wacky fun with our 3 new exhibitions: The Soul of a City: Memphis Collects African American Art, Elvis is in the Building, and Early Quilts from Southern Collections.
Some of my fondest memories of elementary and middle school include the art projects that went along with the most interesting units that my favorite teachers thought up – the same teachers that inspired me to go into education myself. As a first year educator, I was daunted with the task of creating not only engaging standards-based lessons, but also incorporating art into what my students were doing in the classroom. Participating in the ABC (Art and the Basic Curriculum) […]
Friday, April 13 | 7 PM Memphis’ greatest food and wine party partners world-renowned winemakers with the Mid-South’s most incredible chefs (including the Brooks’ own Wally Joe and Andrew Adams), live entertainment on the museum terrace, and a silent auction in the Rotunda for a sure-to-be unforgettable evening of eating, drinking, dancing and bidding at the Brooks. Tickets are $110, $125 at the door. VIP tickets are $150 (limited availability). Click here to buy tickets or call Laura Beth Davis […]
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I couldn’t possibly tell you how many times I have heard those words while staring into the skeptical, patronizing faces of everyone from friends and family to peers and strangers. I grew up as an artist, exploring a vast array of media and creative options through a blessed experience in Arts Magnet programs. From there I discovered a passion for studying Art History, which I found to be the ideal combination of my love for creativity and academia. This love […]
Sustainable. As the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art approaches its 100th birthday, I think that word is appropriate. While we reflect on what has made the Brooks last for a century, we also look cautiously to the future, assessing the factors that will not only help the museum survive for generations to come, but will make this world and this city the kind of place those generations can enjoy. By now, we’ve all heard that word used in the food […]
One of the defining statements of our generation has finally come to the Brooks Museum! With a free download for the iPhone, iPad, and Android presented by ArtsMemphis, the world of the Brooks is now easily available at the push of a button. Museum information including hours, admission prices, directions and a floor plan of the galleries are available around the clock. You can peruse calendars of exhibitions and events and can directly purchase tickets for upcoming programs and film […]