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Monday, September 14, 2009
In just three short weeks, the Brooks will unveil the largest exhibition in our 94-year history! Masterpieces from Museo de Arte de Ponce will feature 60 works from 6 European countries, spanning over 6 centuries. Many of the paintings included in the exhibition have never since been exhibited outside of Puerto Rico! The show will be on view from October 3, 2009, through January 10, 2010.
Since we’re all art nerds, we thought it was really cool to see the delivery truck pull up and unload...
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Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 16 | 7:30 pm
If you're into supporting Indie Memphis and the Brooks Museum, then you'll love our next film. Visioneers , a movie about exploding people, demands of its viewers a certain experience in the common workplace.
Featuring actor Zach Galifianakis from this summer's comedy, The Hangover , Galifiniakis plays a character named George Washington who, although has notable symptons of combustion, ignores them and tries to go on with his life.
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Friday, June 12, 2009
The Prints of Jacob Lawrence, 1963 – 2000
On view June 20 – September 6, 2009
Experience the bold, bright excitement of the Harlem Renaissance this summer at The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The Brooks is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition The Prints of Jacob Lawrence, 1963-2000 on Saturday, June 20.
Jacob Lawrence (1917 – 2000) was one of the most prominent American painters of the twentieth century. His youth was spent in New York City, where he attended...
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Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 3:00pm
Presented in partnership with True Story Pictures and Reel Conversations, the Brooks Museum will screen Black Magic , a feature film about civil rights issues seen through the history of basketball. A film about a sport only on the surface, Director Dan Klores looks into the past with the eye of the future and questions the public, past and present players and coaches, and political officials, about why historical black colleges are not fully or even...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 7:30 pm
The Brooks and Indie Memphis partner to screen this intense and emotional debut feature film from Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen . Winner of the coveted Camera D’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival , Hunger tells the history of the Irish Republican Army and their fight to reclaim rights from their government.
In 1971, Irish officials used the Special Powers Act to initiate a raid on Republican areas to arrest members of the IRA ,...
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
In a little over a week, the Brooks will be opening a new exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Fernando Botero . It's going to be a really exciting exhibition, and we hope that you'll come out!
If you have never seen Botero's work, imagine if Velasquez painted in the style of Diego Rivera . He takes the human form and exaggerates its proportions to the point of absurdity. The result? Gigantic, quirky, round figures awash in hyperreal color that submit a darkly...
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Around Tennessee, 1820 - 1920 , a new exhibition of rare works from the Midsouth, is opening on Saturday at the Brooks . I got a chance to go behind the scenes to see the installation of it yesterday. There are some really beautiful pieces in there, including fine furniture, paintings, quilts, and early silver.
The Brooks' Associate Curator Stanton Thomas was telling me that the antebellum silver is especially considered rare because...
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tucked away somewhere in my closet is a t-shirt designed with " The Clash " logo. But, I have to be honest that until doing research for our upcoming "rockumentary" film about The Clash frontman Joe Strummer , I knew nothing about the band. I suppose this proves that not only am I pathetically devoted to fashion trends, but I am also a lot less cool than I would like to think.
While researching the band, I found that I should be embarrassed in my lack of knowledge of The Clash. In...
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
On a chilly spring morning in 2004, a modest shrine began to grow in the shadow of Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway. Local faithfuls swarmed to the grimy wall of the underpass, where the Virgin Mary had supposedly materialized in the form of a ghostly gray stain. In a matter of days, the phenomenon had drawn the attention of flashbulbs and live video feeds, and suddenly this largish salt deposit was national news. The cameras drew more...
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Friday, April 25, 2008
Post written by: Kathy Dumlao
In March, students at Sherwood Elementary School and Campus School were excited to complete a Community Mural Program. The mural at Sherwood Elementary School was painted by a group of fifth-grade students, and the mural at Campus School was completed by students from the sixth-grade. The participants were selected through a writing activity where they wrote about why they thought there should be art in their school and how they thought art could...
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