The End of an Era: Kathleen's Going Away Party

Karleen Gardner is Director of Education at the Brooks, and just received a new job in Minnesota. While we are all very proud and excited for her, she will be greatly missed. To send her off, we celebrated at Earnestine and Hazel’s with soul burgers, cupcakes  and many great memories. It is ironic that we just posted about Greely Myatt’s cake sculptures because guess what Karleen was given for her parting gift? Check out her Greely Myatt slice from the Brooks! [caption... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Two of Our Favorite Things: Art and Cake

[caption id="attachment_4461" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Piece of Cake, 2008 (Credit: PDX/dessertgirl)[/caption] While perusing one of my favorite websites for dinner (really, dessert) ideas, bonappetit.com , I came across this amazing article about a well-known Memphis artist and Brooks favorite, Greely Myatt . Now, admittedly I found this article because I really wanted to make cake for dinner, but alas was distracted by the mere visual of the delectable dessert. ... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Exhibitions Intern Jody Stokes-Casey Talks School, Text and Themes at the Brooks

For the next few weeks, I will have the pleasure of working in some incredible galleries at the Brooks museum. I am an art history graduate student at the University of Memphis and am enrolled in a museum studies certification program through the university. As part of a course, I have been assigned to work with a museum in the creation of a product that will benefit not only my learning, but also the institution for which the product is created. I knew from the early stages of the assignment... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Saturday, October 13, 2012
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Tiffany Installation Photos! This Glass is Truly a Work of Art!

  Check out all of our installation photos on the Brooks Flickr page! Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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The Art of Science Exhibition Featuring Our Very Own Maggie Exner!

Maggie Exner is one of the nicest and friendliest people I know. I met her at work here at the museum, and have always been impressed by her personality and artistic capabilities. She is unique beyond explanation and very involved in the Memphis art community. Last Friday, she was in an art show with Art of Science , where "scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital partner with local artists to produce the 2012 Art of Science exhibit aimed at bridging the gap... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Saturday, October 6, 2012
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