Community Engagement Session

03/20/2018, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

65 S. Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103 map


At 101 years old, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is about to embark on major change: relocating to a new site overlooking the Mississippi River in the heart of downtown Memphis. As we prepare for this exciting transition, we need your help to ensure that the next 101 years are built on a foundation of community support and the conviction that the Brooks Museum is your museum.

We hope you’ll join us on March 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Memphis Fire Headquarters on Front Street for our final community engagement session to gather public feedback. We’re excited to see you downtown for this event, on the very location of our future home at Front Street and Union Avenue! You’ll be able to enter the fire station through the open bays facing Front Street!

At the start of each event, we’ll spend a few minutes getting you up to speed on what’s new with us – but mostly, we want to hear from you. There will be several different ways for you to provide feedback that will be critical to us as we begin the process of selecting an architect and creating a vision for our new physical space. We think it’ll get your creative juices flowing, too – plus there’ll be wine, beer and something to snack on.

As you know, a museum is more than a building. We are excited about what the future holds, even as our century-old mission remains consistent: to serve the greater Memphis region as a truly world-class art museum.

Help define the next century of the Brooks – join us on March 20!

These community engagement sessions are free to attend and open to the public, but we request that you RSVP via this Facebook event to attend so that we can adequately prepare. Send the link to a friend and ask them to do the same!


Carroll Cloar, American (active in Memphis), 1913-1993, Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog, 1965, Casein tempera on Masonite, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Brooks Fine Arts Foundation purchase 65.17. © Estate of Carroll Cloar