Category: Education

2014 in Review at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

A look back on a year of exhibitions at the museum Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Interactive Gallery preparation with students from Memphis College of Art We started 2014 with pyramids on this blog and pyramids is how we will end it. Last January we mentioned the Pyramids of Giza  in conjunction with a photography exhibition and how, in 1982, the pyramids were moved closer together (digitally) in a photograph to better fit on the cover of National... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, January 2, 2015
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From Cave Art to Post Modernism: Thinking in Curlicues

“Most of my life I’ve thought in straight lines. It seems to me that artists think outside the box and in curlicues," Rebecca Barton, DDS, on what being a Brooks docent taught her. What a treat it’s been to be involved with the Brooks Docent Program . After having retired from a career in dentistry I was actively seeking some “fun” projects in which to engage.  I’ve always enjoyed art but was quite unsophisticated in the history and techniques involved... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Brooks Uncorked: Photos!

The Brooks welcomed over 500 guests and celebrated our first-ever sell-out Brooks Uncorked fundraiser! Thank you to all of our volunteers and guests who came out and represented the museum! Come support the arts with live music, silent and live auctions, and great food at the Patrons Dinner on May 7th and the Grand Auction on May 8th! Check out more photos from this event on our Flickr. Check out the official Art of Good Taste website and reserve your tickets today! Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, April 26, 2010
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Exhibitions: An Intern's Perspective;Part Two

Learn more about Matthew Tamason here! With the Gallery Management course, our principal assignment was to curate an art show at a location in Memphis. My classmate and I partnered up and, after months of preparation, put together Break Me Up; Build Me Down, an art show consisting of three young artists in a space on South Main. Having a limited budget for the show, we managed to find a space for free and spend our money mostly on hanging supplies and food/drinks for the event.... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, April 23, 2010
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Exhibitions: An Intern's Perspective; Part One

Meet Matthew Tamason, Intern for the Office of the Registrar and a blossoming Rhodes scholar. Hear his experience and how he made it to where he is today [caption id="attachment_1931" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption=" My partner Virginia and I hanging up Emily Stout’s Mermaids – a piece with five, life-size “rioting” mermaids made of charcoaled paper and quilted fabric."] [/caption] The arts have always played a role in my life, but the amplitude of this role... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, April 19, 2010
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Education Department:Scholastic Awards

[caption id="attachment_1297" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption=" Marionette Doll , Alison Reber, 12th grade, Central High School, Best in Show, Senior Division, 2009"] [/caption] January brings an exciting time to the Education Department at the Brooks when the staff embarks on the annual Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards. Each year, nearly 2,000 works of art by 7th through 12th grade students from the tri-state area are reviewed by a panel of prestigious jurors. These judges will... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, January 4, 2010
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Experience the Excitement of the Harlem Renaissance at the Brooks

The Prints of Jacob Lawrence, 1963 – 2000 On view June 20 – September 6, 2009 Experience the bold, bright excitement of the Harlem Renaissance this summer at The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The Brooks is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition The Prints of Jacob Lawrence, 1963-2000 on Saturday, June 20. Jacob Lawrence (1917 – 2000) was one of the most prominent American painters of the twentieth century. His youth was spent in New York City, where he attended... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, June 12, 2009
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