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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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Meet the Brooks Teen Advisory Committee!

Meet the Brooks Teen Advisory Committee, a group of teenagers from local high schools that will meet once a month throughout the school year. What’s the goal? The Brooks museum is interested in developing a teen program and the committee will help us determine what it should look like. We will test some of our ideas and some of theirs. Activities will include gallery tours, art making, and workshops with professional artists. In the spring, the committee will plan and execute... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, September 28, 2012
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Artist Talks: Aaron Draplin: The Photos!

Even if you missed the lectures and lunch with Aaron Draplin, you can enjoy his humor from the photos! Check out more Brooks event images on our Flickr page! [caption id="attachment_4386" align="aligncenter" width="293"] Go Jo![/caption] Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Sunday, September 23, 2012
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Local artist Derrick Dent talks about work, life and the future

[caption id="attachment_4369" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Derrick Dent (left) with Gino Barzizza[/caption] Meet Derrick Dent, local artist, teacher and friend. I first met Derrick in my drawing class at Memphis College of Art a few years back. He would come over with other students to draw our homework for class. He helped me a lot with lines and overall composition, and I ordered pizza. I ended up transferring to the University of Memphis, but see Derrick riding his bike... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, September 14, 2012
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Inspiration is Everywhere

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Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Coupon for the Brooks!

Print this coupon or show it to the Admissions desk staffer to receive $1.00 off everyone in your group today! Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Thursday, August 16, 2012
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If I Can Dream Recap

The Brooks enjoyed an energetic opening reception for the If I Can Dream exhibition on view in the Education gallery until September 16, 2012.  The exhibition is a result of an international art contest in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. The artworks, selected by a professional panel of judges, were created in response to the quote “If I Can Dream.” This inspirational tune marked the rebirth of... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Sunday, August 12, 2012
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