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Interview with Finding Vivian Maier Editor and Associate Producer Chris McKinley

Documentary Finding Vivian Maier follows the recent discovery of photographer Vivian Maier—described as “part Mary Poppins, part Weegee”—and her exceptional body of work.  The film has received quite a bit of attention since its March release; what people seem to find in Finding Vivian Maie r is an affinity for the artist, or more accurately the photographs she took (which, as it happens, were often of herself). The public would never know Maier... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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FOUND! Sculptures "Inspired by Marisol" in Downtown Memphis

The Tom Lee Art Transport Co. One could consider Marisol a great post-war American artist obscured by history. Working in New York throughout the 1960s, her contemporaries were the famous avant-garde artists we know today–definitively–as either Pop or Abstract Expressionist. But Marisol's mixed-media sculptures were neither. Although her work was popular, critically acclaimed, and respected amongst her peers, it could not be neatly categorized. And as she shifted themes into the... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Thursday, May 29, 2014
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The Cloar Catalogue: Crossroads of Memory

Dr. Stanton Thomas, Curator of European and Decorative Art and exhibition curator for The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South , weighs in on the origins of the exhibition catalogue, out now and available at the Museum Store. Every once in a while I get involved with a project that really seeps into my psyche—which is how it was with the Carroll Cloar exhibition project. Although I grew up in Northern Missouri, far from the Arkansas Delta, there was... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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On becoming a museum docent: 5 Things I Learned About Art From Children

Art is so much more than just art: It can be science, culture, motion, and history, as well as color, line, and shape. Young children naturally think like artists, and their imagination is at its peak during their early development as students. Yet educators struggle with ways to develop and instill creative and critical thinking skills—crucial tools that his generation needs to utilize their creative impulses in educational and civic pursuits. As a docent at the Memphis Brooks... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, May 2, 2014
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Top 5 Reasons to Be "Uncorked"

Well, there are at least 15 reasons right here.... Early each Spring, Brooks Uncorked marks the unofficial beginning to the heartiest portion of the Memphis Wine + Food Series (MW+F). In case you are unfamiliar, MW+F is the major fundraising effort supporting the museum's education and community outreach programs. Following Uncorked, the MW+F spring season hosts a dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, a Private Winemaker Dinner at Spring Creek Ranch, and the ... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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This is What "Soulful" Means

Harding Academy junior Anna Rogers won a Silver Key for photography in this year's Mid-South Scholastic Exhibition.  The awards ceremony is Saturday, February 1st, starting at 11 am.   Anna Rogers, Soulful, Harding Academy, Silver Key Award, Photography Art has always been a hobby of mine. In elementary school if I wasn't getting in trouble for talking during class, I would get in trouble for doodling. I received my first digital camera when I was in the fifth... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, January 31, 2014
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Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

Elesha Newberry, Associate Director of Education at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, shares her thoughts on the Mid-South Scholastic Art Exhibition. Esme Perkins, I Can Feel A Difference, White Station High School, winner of the Painting Award, Senior Division The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Brooks Museum League are proud to present the 49th Annual Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards, open through February 23rd at the museum. This competition, open to all 7-12... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Facing Change: Art Therapy Access Program

Facing Change: Art Therapy  is the culmination of a year’s worth of art therapy collaborations at 4 partner sites around the city. Karen Peacock and Sarah Hamil are the two art therapists who have worked with the participants to provide a meaningful outlet of self-expression.  The resulting exhibition consists of 70 masks that represent each participant. Art therapist Karen Peacock shares some thoughts and details, below: In 2013, four community... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, January 17, 2014
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2013: A Year In Art

This makes an awful lot of the Brooks' 'B' on the page right now... As a tidy lens of sorts, the Brooks looks back on 2013 with the  Brooks Calendar  at hand. This reinvented bimonthly museum guide debuted a little over a year ago with a lamp from  The Brilliance of Tiffany: Lamps From The Neustadt Collection  on its cover, an exhibition that lit Brooks’ galleries as 2012 turned 2013. Although these lamps were originally products of America’s Gilded Age, the... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, January 13, 2014
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Winterfest '13

LED ears, in preparation for the >mancontrol< performance Patty Carreras, aka Lil' Elv-y   A Gingerbread house too well done to eat Santa was here, as a guest, but he made time to pose with fans. Best (Head)Dressed! Neville Holding Court, with Dreidel Navy Band Mid-South Santa Wars This little one took advantage of the only time we will allow jumprope in the museum. It's... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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