Inspiration is Everywhere

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Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Coupon for the Brooks!

Print this coupon or show it to the Admissions desk staffer to receive $1.00 off everyone in your group today! Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Thursday, August 16, 2012
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If I Can Dream Recap

The Brooks enjoyed an energetic opening reception for the If I Can Dream exhibition on view in the Education gallery until September 16, 2012.  The exhibition is a result of an international art contest in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. The artworks, selected by a professional panel of judges, were created in response to the quote “If I Can Dream.” This inspirational tune marked the rebirth of... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Sunday, August 12, 2012
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Mandy Maxwell Realizes Her Dream in Brooks Exhibition

[caption id="attachment_4281" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mandy Maxwell with her painting, Great Heights.[/caption] Growing up as a young artist in Arkansas, just across the bridge from Memphis, the Brooks Museum has always been sacred to me. It was the first and only place for me to see the works of my artistic heroes in person. To have one of my paintings hanging in the Brooks has been a long-time goal of mine, and this year it finally happened. [caption id="attachment_4282"... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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The Brooks Welcomes Elesha Newberry, Our New Tour Coordinator!

Wacky Wednesdays , tours for children and adults , Family Day s: as the new tour coordinator, I’ve already gotten a chance to experience the wide range of programs the Brooks offers during the summer. Last Friday, I was able to take part in my first Art for Lunch , which consisted of a tour of The Soul of a City exhibit and then lunch at the Brushmark. Tagging along on the tour, I learned about the exhibit from one of our volunteer docents, and having lunch with the group, I got to meet and... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Sunday, August 5, 2012
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The Museum's History: The Brief Version

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art was established in 1912 and opened for viewing in 1916 after Mrs. Samuel H. Brooks donated $100,000 for the construction of the museum in honor of her late husband. While first maintained by the Memphis Park Commission, leadership changed to the hands of the Arts and Sciences Commission in 1970, which reported to the mayor. Not until 1983 did the museum change its name from the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Inc., and shortly... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Thursday, August 2, 2012
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