Ancient Art Gallery

Visitors to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will now be able to experience life and art from ancient civilizations in a gallery newly renovated through the generosity of the Clarence Day Foundation. Most of the works on display in the new Ancient Art Gallery were made for daily use by ordinary people, and offer surprising parallels to our own world today.

The newly installed exhibition exquisitely presents these superb works while providing a safe environment in state-of-the-art cases that control humidity levels. New research and information generated during the process is now available on the museum’s online eMuseum system.

Ancient Art Gallery press release


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Ancient Art Gallery

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art


Ancient Art Gallery

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art


Ancient Art Gallery

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art


Ancient Art Gallery

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art


Greco-Roman, Torso of Pan, 1st century B.C.E. - 1st century C.E., Marble, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of the Brooks League 89.42


South Italian, Fish Plate, ca. 330-300 B.C.E., Ceramic, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Clarence Day Foundation Collection LI.90.1


South Italian, Sphinx, 4th century B.C.E., Ceramic, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Clarence Day Foundation Collection LI.90.2


South Italian, Patera (Libation Vessel), 350-300 B.C.E., Bronze,  Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Clarence Day Foundation Collection LI.90.56