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From the School of Myatt

We've got a new show up this week.  From the School of Myatt: Benton Moss and Kathleen Studebaker is being put on in conjunction with Greely Myatt: And Exactly Twenty Years (also known affectionately as "Greelypalooza"). Greely, for those of you who aren't familiar with the man, is a sculptor and University of Memphis professor, whose work and commitment to the arts in Memphis is being celebrated with an unprecedented city-wide exhibition (besides the Brooks, there are seven other... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, October 15, 2009
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New Masterpieces Installation Video

Check out our newest installation video by local talent Joshua Beckmeyer:   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Read More
at Sunday, October 4, 2009
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Big Day for the Masterpieces Installation

Such a great day on the Masterpieces installation front.  The rest of the crates for the show arrived, and it turned out to be some of the gorgeous Pre-Raphaelites.  I was curious why they arrived separately from the others, so I tracked down Museo de Arte de Ponce’s Associate Curator Richard Aste, who couriered the paintings here to Memphis.  He tells me that the major British works from the Museo (like their signature piece Leighton's Flaming June ) are actually travelling through Europe... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, September 25, 2009
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Unloading Masterpieces from Museo de Arte de Ponce!

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... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, September 14, 2009
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FILM: Visioneers

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. His... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, July 13, 2009
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Experience the Excitement of the Harlem Renaissance at the Brooks

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... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, June 12, 2009
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Film:Black Magic

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... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, June 8, 2009
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Film: Hunger

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 ,... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Botero at the Brooks

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... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, October 8, 2008
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Rare Works on Display in Around TN

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... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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