2015 at Brooks Museum: Year in Review

You could call 2015 a year of changes for the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Several cosmetic changes happened in anticipation of the centennial celebration in 2016, but the museum also has new leadership. Our new executive director, Dr. Emily Ballew Neff, was announced in April and is leading the museum in providing "dynamic and revelatory experiences for its visitors through great works of art from all over the world.” "I want all Memphians to know that the museum belongs to them, and... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Thursday, December 31, 2015 | 0 comments
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Four artworks to see during winter break at Brooks Museum

Several schools are having their winter break and parents have kids who are at home, or have some time off work themselves. If you’re looking for an outing or just want to get the kids out of house for a couple hours, spend a day at the Brooks Museum!  Here are four must-see artworks during your visit: Light of the Incarnation by Carl Gutherz - You can find this painting on the entry level in the 19th century American Art gallery. This painting depicts the birth of Christ seen from... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | 1 comments
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DAT gifts item belonging to Memphis' first mayor to Brooks Museum

Blog written by Dr. Stanton Thomas, Curator of European & Decorative Art This impressive pitcher—one of the Decorative Arts Trust ’s most recent gifts to the Brooks Museum—belonged to Marcus Brutus Winchester, first mayor of Memphis (1796-1856). Winchester was Memphis’ mayor from 1827 until 1829. His intertwined initials appear in the beautifully engraved monogram, providing a focal point for the piece’s remarkably elaborate decorations of flowers, scrolls, beading, stylized... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 1 comments
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