Eclipse at the Brooks!

08/21/2017, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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Join us on the plaza at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art on Monday, August 21 for Eclipse 2017!

Bring your lawn chair to the plaza beginning at 11:30 a.m. and enjoy this once in a life time experience with fellow eclipse watchers until 2:30 p.m.  The 94 percent solar eclipse is expected to be viewed in Memphis at 1:22 p.m.

Get here early to claim your free eclipse glasses, while supplies last.

Grab lunch from the Memphis Mojo Cafe's food truck, then splurge on a delicious dessert from the Waffle Cream food truck.

Long before there were cameras or telescopes, eclipse watchers recorded what they saw in the sky in words, drawings, and paintings. Create your own picture of the solar eclipse with chalk and paper on the Brooks plaza!

NOTE: The museum building will not be open during the event.

Order your Memphis Eclipse T-shirt online and pick it up from WMC Action News 5's Kontji Anthony at the museum Saturday, Sunday or Monday during the event. 15% of the proceeds will go to Brooks and $1 for every T-shirt will benefit Memphis Animal Services!

Special thanks to American Paper Optics for providing the eclipse glasses!


Ted Faiers, American (b. England, active in Memphis), 1908-1985, Galaxy, 1961, Watercolor, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Bequest of Julie Isenberg 87.20.12. © Estate of the artist