Department Highlight:Exhibitions

Meet Elizabeth Henschen, Exhibitions intern and research guru! Check out her unique behind-the-scenes take on intern life at the Brooks! "For the past five months as an intern in the Exhibitions Department, I’ve been exploring the process of exhibition making and the Brooks Museum’s role in the Memphis community and beyond. Museums do much more than house incredible works of art; they are the intersection of culture. Psychology, anthropology, politics and economics all play... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, December 21, 2009
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Collection Spotlight: Canaletto

[caption id="attachment_1268" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (Italian, 1697–1768). The Grand Canal from Campo di San Vio, 1730–1735. Oil on canvas. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art."] [/caption] Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, was born in Venice and worked for his father, a successful theatrical scene painter. In 1719 Canaletto traveled to Rome where he probably encountered the work of other artists... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, December 14, 2009
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Development Department:What We Do

Money, money, money. . . How much money does it take to run an art museum like the Brooks? The answer is almost 3 ½ million dollars a year. Where in the world does if come from? Well, the city of Memphis gives us some (12% to be exact) and we have to make or raise the rest. Some of it comes from people having their weddings here. That helps a lot. Some of it comes from admission fees paid at the front desk, sales in the gift shop, film tickets, and profit from lunches sold in the... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, December 14, 2009
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