The Tennessee Arts Commission: A Who, What, When and Why to the Arts

Last week, the Brooks was proud to host a quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Arts Commission. The TAC is one of our major supporters, and you may have seen their logo on our website and our promotional materials. But what is the TAC, exactly, and what do they do? An agency of the Tennessee state government, The Tennessee Arts Commission was created in 1967 “to stimulate and encourage the presentation of performing, visual and literary arts throughout the state and to encourage public... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, December 27, 2010
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Home School at the Brooks!

Home School at the Brooks is a program offered through the Education department where we set aside four days of the year for students that are home schooled to come to the museum and have a docent-led tour and participate in a studio activity. For our last home school session of 2010, held in November, we focused on a collection of three special exhibitions that comprise our Picturing America tour: William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961-2005; Winslow Homer: From Poetry to Fiction; and... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Saturday, December 18, 2010
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What is a Museum Preparator? Find out First - Hand from our Very Own Paul Tracy!

Jingle bells tingling, shop lights twinkling, children behaving; the holidays are fast approaching! When I think about Christmas I think of Santa and his elves; busy, busy, busy. Being a museum preparator is very similar to being an elf, elves create Christmas magic and preparators create museum magic. The current exhibition in the Chandler Gallery is a perfect example of the magical similarities. Curator, Stanton Thomas (a jolly old soul is he), chose prints from the museum’s permanent... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, December 10, 2010
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