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Consumo Ergo Sum: The Intern and The Artist

Meet Meg Jackson, Exhibitions Intern for the summer! Read on to find out more about interning at the Brooks, plus gain an inside look at the upcoming John Salvest exhibition. Come see him work with your own eyes before the installation is complete! Enthusiasm, ambition, and gratitude—each have proven the norm in the last two weeks as I began my summer internship for the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Last Friday morning, these sentiments were joined by a profound... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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Become a Docent at the Brooks!

Brooks is looking for a few good guides! Would you like to learn more about art and share your knowledge with others? If yes, please read on! Founded in 1965, the Brooks Docent Program was established by the Brooks Museum League. Serving thousands of visitors each year, Brooks docents engage their audiences with the artwork on view and foster the development of visual and creative thinking skills, often providing the first contact many children and adults have with the visual arts.... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Recap

Thank you so much to all who came out this weekend and helped support the Brooks and Bikes! Check out more pics on Flickr ! Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, May 28, 2010
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Exhibitions: Tunisian Mosaics

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at what inspires our Chief Curator, Marina Pacini! Her work with Tunisian mosaics has been an extraordinary project that has left the Brooks staff and visitors alike in awe. When Memphis in May announced that Tunisia was the country that would be celebrated in 2010, I contacted John Salvest, Professor of Sculpture at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. I knew that in 2005 John had spent six weeks in Tunisia with Les Christensen, his wife who is... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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DINE: Enjoy the Sunshine on the Brooks Terrace!

Take your favorite lady to lunch on Mother's Day and enjoy a special brunch menu selected just for her! Make reservations today, because these chairs won't be empty for long! Mother’s Day Buffet Sunday, May 9 | 11 am – 2:30 pm For reservations call 901-544-6225 Download our regular lunch menu here! Lunch : Wednesday-Friday 11am-2:30pm Brunch : Saturday & Sunday 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Thursday 5pm-9pm Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, April 26, 2010
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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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Remembering Rev. L.O. Taylor

Four years ago, I was working as a freelance journalist when I penned this story for the Memphis Flyer about Memphis' tradition of African American photographers. Now I'm working at the Brooks, which, in February 2006, exhibited Pictures From Home: Six African-American Studio Photographers in the South, 1900-1950 , one of the shows I wrote about. The exhibition included the work of Rev. L.O. Taylor, a self-taught photographer, Baptist preacher, candymaker, and appliance... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, April 9, 2010
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The Brooks' Grants Manager Bob Arnold, In His Spare Time

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at Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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