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Winners announced of Art of Minecraft Design & Build Contest

*Blog post written by marketing intern Eric Jones from Rhodes College.* This summer, Brooks Museum challenged all Minecraft fanatics to design and build the world's coolest and most creative art museum. We received a resounding response: 251 entries across three age categories, including over 200 entries from ages 12 and under. Three judges,  The Art of Video Games  site curator Dr. Stanton Thomas and artists Michael Roy ( Buggin &... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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The Art of Video Games plays on at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

  The entrance to the Art of Video Games exhibition at the Brooks Museum. (Source: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art) (MEMPHIS, TN) – Have you ever considered Pac-Man or Super Mario Brothers art? A new exhibition visiting the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is stretching the “traditional” definition of art. The Art of Video Games  is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum that explores the evolution of home video games during the past 40 years. Home... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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ABC: A Museum-School Program does "Rococo Subversive"

Left: Florine Stettheimer, American, 1871 – 1944, Still Life Number One with Flowers (Flowers Against Wallpaper), ca. 1915, Oil on canvas, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; Gift of the Estate of Miss Ettie Stettheimer  60.21 Right: Student work from Kingsbury Elementary Last week, Art Builds Creativity (ABC) program participants wrapped their first museum visit of the school year.  Students studied Florine Stettheimer's  Still Life Number... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Brooks Announces Major Acquisition Bequest

Untitled weaving by Eva Bernhardt / Eva Bernhardt in her studio Throughout the ages the path of the weaver has been the path of true civilization… there where the loom is waiting, the night of savagery is over. The quote is from the brochure for The Path of the Weaver , an exhibition mounted at the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery (as the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art was known at the time) in 1978. Among the individuals given a prize was Eva Bernhardt—it was just one of many... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, November 24, 2014
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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Announces Search to Identify New Director

Esteemed Phillips Oppenheim Firm to Lead Search Memphis, TN (September 25, 2014) — Nathan Bicks, President of the Board of Trustees of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, announced today that a search committee has been formed and that the Phillips Oppenheim firm of New York City has been selected to lead the search for the new Director of Memphis Brooks Museum, replacing Cameron Kitchin, who leaves the position on September 26. The search committee is chaired by Lisa Kranc,... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Meet Marisol Photo Booth

Saturday was Community Day at the Brooks; the theme "Meet Marisol" was complete with a photobooth for visitors to recreate Marisol's Mi Mama Y Yo in any way they see fit. Here are the results: [gallery type="square"... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Announces Departure of Cameron Kitchin

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees announces the departure of Cameron Kitchin, who has been director of the institution for the past 6 years. Kitchin has been named Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum ; he will begin his new position there on October 1. Nathan Bicks, Chairman of the Brooks’ Board of Trustees, upon announcing Kitchin’s departure, noted "He's a very smart and talented individual—and he is well ensconced in the leading theories of museum management. He's a... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Alien! Exploring Identity with Latino Memphis

Can you see it? Alien: Exploring identity, is on view in the Brooks' Education Gallery through September 21 With the help of local painter Yancy Villa Calvo and her husband Mauricio Calvo, the Brooks presents an exhibition of Latino student artwork, and Spanish versions of the Marisol audio guide and exhibition text. In conjunction with the exhibition  Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper ,  the Education Department of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, July 11, 2014
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Hank and Asha Filmmakers Share Their Top Travel Movies

Filmmakers Julia Morrison and James E. Duff call New York City home, but were living in Prague when they made their film Hank and Asha. In it, a girl named Asha, who is studying abroad in Prague for a year, and a boy named Hank, a filmmaker and lonely new transplant to New York City, develop a video correspondence-based friendship. They hope the film inspires audiences to travel to both locales, but in the meantime, in the spirit of cinematic armchair travel, here are five of their... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Interview with Finding Vivian Maier Editor and Associate Producer Chris McKinley

Documentary Finding Vivian Maier follows the recent discovery of photographer Vivian Maier—described as “part Mary Poppins, part Weegee”—and her exceptional body of work.  The film has received quite a bit of attention since its March release; what people seem to find in Finding Vivian Maie r is an affinity for the artist, or more accurately the photographs she took (which, as it happens, were often of herself). The public would never know Maier... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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