Brooks Museum League
The Brooks Museum League is the oldest volunteer organization of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. This dynamic organization offers a variety of volunteer activities, depending on a person’s particular talents, interests, and time schedule. Membership in Brooks Museum League provides many educational and social opportunities.
Volunteers support annual fund drives and benefit events, provide hospitality to attendees at lectures and performance events, and help at admissions, in the libraries, in administrative offices, and in retail operations.
One of the best benefits of Brooks Museum League membership is the opportunity to learn more about art. League members are invited to private lectures and viewings of Brooks’ exhibitions. The League also offers a sustaining membership to those who are unable to volunteer their time but who wish to contribute to the Brooks through the League.
For membership information or to become a Brooks Museum League member:
A membership to the Brooks Museum is suggested, appreciated and encouraged. Brooks League members receive a special museum membership discount of 20% upon joining and each year at renewal. You may join or renew your Brooks membership with your Brooks League discount by calling 901.544.6230 or in person at the museum admissions desk.
Memphis Brooks Museum League Facts
- Oldest support group of the museum.
- Organized in 1934 as Brooks Memorial League.
- Incorporated under the laws of the State of Tennessee as a non-profit organization in 1955 under the name Brooks Art Gallery League.
- In 1985 name changed to Brooks Museum League.
Projects sponsored by the League
- Afternoon story hour for children.
- School visits with art projects.
- Bring students by bus to the museum for art appreciation classes - this work later became the beginning of the Saturday school at the Memphis Academy of Art.
- Established the gift shop.
- Established creative center in the museum called Art Works.
- Established the Docent Program - this was turned over to the Education Department.
- Beaux Arts Ball
- Decorators’ Show House
- Treasures from the Attic (1998-present)
- Scottish Fling