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Saturday, March 7, 2015
The National Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering underserved communities. It began in 1910, when Dr. George Edmund Haynes and Ruth Standish Baldwin–a Black man and White woman–found themselves both “deeply concerned about the health and welfare of the African-American migrants,” They started the Committee on Urban Conditions among Negroes (CUAN) in New York City, for those who moved north to escape segregation but did not...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Standing (top row L-R ) Chester Collins, Elaine L. Turner, Gwen Glover, David M., Ed Smith, TC Heard Seated (L-R) Johnnie R. Turner, Grace Austin Meacham Several local community members who were active in the Civil Rights Movement attended the opening of the exhibition, including these LeMoyne students who protested the segregation of the Brooks Museum in 1960.
On February 1, 1960, four Black students refused to leave a Woolworth’s lunch counter after being denied service. Over 24...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
This post was written by Sadie Yankello, Rhodes College Intern, in February 2015.
The power of peaceful protest has not been lost. And as we have seen in the exhibition This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, photography is an indispensable means by which these moments–personal, powerful, and historical–can be captured. While we may have moved from film canisters to memory cards, documenting non-violent protest is no less relevant for our...
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Friday, January 2, 2015
A look back on a year of exhibitions at the museum
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Interactive Gallery preparation with students from Memphis College of Art
We started 2014 with pyramids on this blog and pyramids is how we will end it. Last January we mentioned the Pyramids of Giza in conjunction with a photography exhibition and how, in 1982, the pyramids were moved closer together (digitally) in a photograph to better fit on the cover of National...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Left: Florine Stettheimer, American, 1871 – 1944, Still Life Number One with Flowers (Flowers Against Wallpaper), ca. 1915, Oil on canvas, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; Gift of the Estate of Miss Ettie Stettheimer 60.21 Right: Student work from Kingsbury Elementary
Last week, Art Builds Creativity (ABC) program participants wrapped their first museum visit of the school year. Students studied Florine Stettheimer's Still Life Number...
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Monday, November 24, 2014
Untitled weaving by Eva Bernhardt / Eva Bernhardt in her studio
Throughout the ages the path of the weaver has been the path of true civilization… there where the loom is waiting, the night of savagery is over.
The quote is from the brochure for The Path of the Weaver , an exhibition mounted at the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery (as the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art was known at the time) in 1978. Among the individuals given a prize was Eva Bernhardt—it was just one of many...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Esteemed Phillips Oppenheim Firm to Lead Search
Memphis, TN (September 25, 2014) — Nathan Bicks, President of the Board of Trustees of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, announced today that a search committee has been formed and that the Phillips Oppenheim firm of New York City has been selected to lead the search for the new Director of Memphis Brooks Museum, replacing Cameron Kitchin, who leaves the position on September 26.
The search committee is chaired by Lisa Kranc,...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Saturday was Community Day at the Brooks; the theme "Meet Marisol" was complete with a photobooth for visitors to recreate Marisol's Mi Mama Y Yo in any way they see fit. Here are the results:
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees announces the departure of Cameron Kitchin, who has been director of the institution for the past 6 years. Kitchin has been named Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum ; he will begin his new position there on October 1. Nathan Bicks, Chairman of the Brooks’ Board of Trustees, upon announcing Kitchin’s departure, noted "He's a very smart and talented individual—and he is well ensconced in the leading theories of museum management. He's a...
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Friday, July 11, 2014
Can you see it? Alien: Exploring identity, is on view in the Brooks' Education Gallery through September 21
With the help of local painter Yancy Villa Calvo and her husband Mauricio Calvo, the Brooks presents an exhibition of Latino student artwork, and Spanish versions of the Marisol audio guide and exhibition text.
In conjunction with the exhibition Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper , the Education Department of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art...
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