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Brooks Teen Advisory Committee Meets Memphis artist George Hunt

Last week the Brooks Teen Advisory Committee met with Memphis artist George Hunt for a workshop at the museum. The group worked with their own ideas in the style of the artist and everyone went home with a finished work of art. We are in the process of gathering feedback from the committee to use when planning artist workshops for teen audiences in the future! Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Sunday, November 25, 2012
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Zahra Nazari: Intern Extraordinaire

[caption id="attachment_4556" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 05#18 Acrylic on Canvas 53x94.5 2012[/caption] My Brooks internship began when I was an international graduate student from Iran attending the Memphis College of Art in painting. I had been searching for an opportunity that would be connected to the art world in Memphis and also help me to learn new skills. I was very interested in the Brooks Museum because I felt it could be an environment that introduces me to the... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Dia de los Muertos: Recap

On Saturday, October 27th, the Memphis Brooks Museum was open, and very much alive, to a day of festivities spirited in the Mexican tradition of celebrating the dead. The families of Memphis' Latino community and art enthusiasts alike filled the Brooks, honoring Dia de los Muertos with face painting in the Renaissance galleries, skeletons reanimated through sculpture on the lower level, and outside on the terrace - several stunning performances from local Latinos preserving their heritage... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, November 9, 2012
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The End of an Era: Kathleen's Going Away Party

Karleen Gardner is Director of Education at the Brooks, and just received a new job in Minnesota. While we are all very proud and excited for her, she will be greatly missed. To send her off, we celebrated at Earnestine and Hazel’s with soul burgers, cupcakes  and many great memories. It is ironic that we just posted about Greely Myatt’s cake sculptures because guess what Karleen was given for her parting gift? Check out her Greely Myatt slice from the Brooks! [caption... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle at Sunday, September 23, 2012
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