A Temporary Farewell to Brooks Museum’s Vide-O-belisk

One of the most photographed—and shared on social media—works at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is Nam June Paik’s Vide-O-belisk . This sculpture comprises vintage televisions, neon signs, and videos featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection, Egyptian iconography, and Elvis. Vide-O-belisk , which was commissioned by the museum with funds from the Morrie A. Moss Acquisition Fund, the Hohenberg Foundation, Wil and Sally Hergenrader, and the Bodine Company, has graced the... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 0 comments
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Brooks Museum’s artworks by & about African Americans

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we’re reminded of the contribution by African Americans in the art world. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has numerous works on display by or about African Americans. Be sure to find the following works the next time you visit the museum, including the Chandler Gallery that is now celebrating the accomplishments of Ernest C. Withers (1922-2007), who captured images that powerfully defined the Civil Rights Movement. Main Level:  Member Lounge ... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, January 13, 2016 | 0 comments
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