We are relaunching the Brooks Membership Travel Program with a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Aerial view of Crystal Bridges; photography by Adair Creative. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Cloar Circle-level members and above are invited to join Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Executive Director Emily Ballew Neff on an exclusive trip to visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Saturday, April 7 - Sunday, April 8
$750 per couple / $450 per person for this trip

Limited spaces available.

The cost of the trip includes coach fare, one lunch on board, and accommodations at 21c Museum Hotel. Trip cost does not include the cost of one dinner, one lunch, and one breakfast.

Please purchase your tickets below.

Current Exhibition at Crystal Bridges

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, on view from February 3 - April 23, shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to an important period in American history and art. Featuring the work of 60 artists and including vibrant paintings, powerful sculptures, street photography, murals, and more, this landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.

Developed by the Tate Modern in London and debuting in the U.S. at Crystal Bridges, Soul of a Nation examines the influences, including the civil rights movement, Minimalism, and abstraction, on artists such as Romare Bearden, Noah Purifoy, Martin Puryear, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Alma Thomas, Charles White, and William T. Williams. Click here to learn more.

Tentative Itinerary

The bus leaves the Brooks Museum at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday; dine at Crystal Bridges; and spend four hours touring the museum and grounds with special guides, including Dr. Emily Ballew Neff. The trip may include a private collection tour on Sunday morning. Bus will return to the Brooks Museum in Memphis by 5:30 p.m.