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Ghost in the Museum?

[youtube=] While the museum world and paranormal groups brace wait to see if the now famous spinning statue at the Manchester Museum will "lose its magical power" once it's moved to a different pedestal, the Brooks would like to take the opportunity to share our own specter conjectures. The unique, read: explainable, thing about Manchester's paranormal occurrence was that it only happened during the day. As museum... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, July 12, 2013
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It's A Cloar, Cloar Summer

Artist Mandy Maxwell of Earle, Arkansas shares her thoughts on the Brooks Museum taking Summer of Cloar on the road in our June 29th event, Bike to Cloar.  The Brooks has done some very impressive things this summer to promote both regional and southern art. When it comes to art in the Delta, no one does it better than Carroll Cloar. Each of his masterpieces captures the romanticism and magic that only a true southern native could achieve. Those who've seen his work can't help... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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Goodbye Angel

The Angels and Tomboys exhibition is now closed and it has been a week since we relinquished our 19th-Century adolescents to the world, bidding adieu on Mother’s Day. We hope you had a chance to see them – painted, printed, and sculpted; they really were a crackerjack group of girls. Together they told the story of how the arts establishment in America came to be, while charting the emergence of children’s and women’s rights. Most did so anonymously, with their identities cloaked in a... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Angels & Tomboys & Truants & Divas & Men

[caption id="attachment_5091" align="alignnone" width="375"] "Well, it was lovely to see you all, but it has been a long journey - I think I will retire to my pedestal for the night." [/caption] [caption id="attachment_5092" align="alignnone" width="500"] "Paul and Luis! I'm in good hands." [/caption] [caption id="attachment_5093" align="alignnone" width="375"] "No, that can't be right- it's 35 1/2 x 29 x 18 inches, 450 pounds. Firm. It is a bit chilly in the galleries... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, April 15, 2013
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You Can Go Home Again

Guest Blogger Erin Williams on Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey In the quarter-century that I have spent in and around the city that I refer to as my second home - the place where I spent more summers, weekends, holidays, weekdays and all the days in between with my extended family, not once had the time ever been taken to go to the Brooks Museum. That time ended yesterday. I was automatically tickled at the intricately placed yarn bombs as I walked up the... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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Angels and/or Tomboys or Both or Neither: Girlhood in the 21st-Century

[caption id="attachment_4932" align="alignnone" width="761"] It's called a 'knit bomb'.[/caption] A group known as the Memphis Knit Mafia rallied last month to weave a 21st-Century response to the Brooks’  Angels & Tomboys  exhibition around the walkways, architectural elements, and pedestals punctuating the Museum’s outdoor plaza. From MKM’s call to action, fellow Memphian knitters came forth; trafficking tote bag after tote bag chock-a-block vibrant swatches of knit work... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, April 4, 2013
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Artist Wayne White: The Anti-Guru

[caption id="attachment_4908" align="alignnone" width="3216"] “I can tell you from being around them; famous people are insane. Celebrity really is for crazy people.”[/caption] On Sunday, March 17th, the Brooks had the pleasure of hosting multi-media artist Wayne White. Originally from the wellspring of artistry of the American South, White is currently living on the west coast and in the loving arms of the art world for his “word paintings”. If this doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, March 22, 2013
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New in Genre

Before Dub Step, there was Surrealism. Old School Hip Hop, appearing way after the French New Wave (and the Southern Gothic novel), was preceded by German Expressionism. And then there was the crime novel and slapstick comedy. Don't worry, this is not to forge a trajectory; only to exhibit the all-encompassing umbrella of genre . From the general to the painstakingly specific, we have genre. Now, if you were say the above list is actually composed of subgenres , you would be right. But... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Saturday, February 23, 2013
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Internet Cat Video Festival

Taking a cue from the Walker Art Center's most popular blog post of 2012 , we decided to premier our refreshed blog design with a photo recap of the Internet Cat Video Festival (which cunning readers realize, was a cue from the Walker as well).     .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;... Read More
at Friday, February 22, 2013
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Gingerbread Workshop Photos!

Our gingerbread house workshop was a huge hit! I walked down to the studio to take a peek and it smelled so good-just like icing and candy! To find out more about similar upcoming events, check out our Brooks Events page! Check out more pics on our Flickr page ! Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, December 21, 2012
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