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Education Department: Art Therapy

Through the Art Therapy Access Program, the Brooks recently partnered with the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (SCRCP), a program of the Department of Child Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. SCRP supports children who are not living with their parents by providing therapeutic activities, family advocacy, educational workshops, and caregiver respite. The Brooks’ collaboration included sessions with a registered art therapist, Karen Peacock, as well... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, August 23, 2010
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Exhibitions Department: Behind-the-Scenes

Did you ever want to know how an exhibition is set up? Or wonder what everyone's doing behind the closed doors of an upcoming show? Kip Peterson, Collections Manager/Registar here at the Brooks, finally shines some light. Kip is not only super smart, but she's also really funny and nice. Read on -- I guarantee pure enjoyment. Ever wonder what happens once an exhibition has finished its tour? Well, Mr./Ms. Art Lover, many months of planning go into the take down, or de-installation, of... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, July 19, 2010
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John Salvest: The Finished Consumo Ergo Sum

This time equipped with kneepads (a quick fix to the many hours spent on the floor assembling his art), John Salvest arrived at the Brooks last Thursday to complete his installation of Consumo Ergo Sum . I, once more, came armed with a camera and questions for the artist. As a follow up to curiosities triggered during our previous meeting, I asked, “Does your art prompt the collection of objects like bottle caps, or do you accumulate the items first and afterward conceive the... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, June 14, 2010
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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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle 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 Andria Lisle at Friday, April 23, 2010
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