Live in the Galleries: Backbeat Ghost Stories
08/22/2013, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Included with museum admission / Free for Brooks members. map
Do you believe in ghosts? The late Carroll Cloar did, according to his wife Pat, who told Memphis Magazine in
1993 that “Sometimes we’d hear footsteps in the hall that would pause
in the doorway, and about four years ago it seems we had poltergeists.
They would do things to tease Carroll, like steal a button off his
pajamas. We searched everywhere for that button but it wasn’t to be
found. Then one day when he was working in his studio he heard this
plunk. He looked around and there was the button; it had fallen from the
blue just a few feet behind him.” Fittingly, Cloar’s paintings,
which rank among the most haunting and beautiful evocations ever made of
the American South, oftentimes hint at the darker, more dangerous side
of human existence. His work will provide the setting for a pair of very
unique “Live in the Galleries” programs at the Brooks, during which
museum visitors can enjoy the darker side of Memphis and hear tales of
the city’s haunted heritage as told by professional storytellers from
Every Thursday is Art Open
Expect the unexpected, from gallery
tours and artists talks to films, musical performances and art-making
activities, plus Brooks Milongas by Memphis Tango in every third Thursday.
Museum galleries, Brushmark Restaurant and Museum Store are open until 8 pm.
dinner reservations, please call 901.544.6225 or click here.