To commemorate the Brooks centennial, we are launching the Cloar Circle, a group of donors at the $1,000 level who wish to celebrate one of the South’s most famous painters and a perennial Brooks favorite, Carroll Cloar.

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The Cloar Circle is the entry point for the President's Circle and provides exclusive access to the museum's collections, staff, and events.

Carroll Cloar, Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog, 1965,
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 65.17
© Estate of the artist







Core Brooks Membership

  • Unlimited free admission to the museum 
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only opening receptions
  • Free admission to selected Art Open Late events
  • Member Appreciation Days
  • Bi-monthly museum calendar of programs and events

Cloar Circle benefits include:

  • All core membership benefits for two adults and children ages 17 and under
  • Free admission to a variety of family programs throughout the year
  • 10% discount on Summer Art Camp and Saturday School programs at the Memphis College of Art
  • 10% off Adult and Youth Community Education Programs at the Memphis College of Art
  • Reciprocal membership at an additional 500 museums across North America*
  • Free Brooks Collection Catalog
  • Exclusive invitations to Cocktails with the Curator
  • Museum rental privileges
  • Complimentary one-year Dual gift membership
  • Invitation for two to Vin-A-Que
  • Invitation to the exclusive annual President’s Circle Salon, a party given exclusively for President’s Circle members.
  • Complimentary 1-year Individual level membership to give to a friend.
  • A VIP Film Pass valid for one year.
  • Invitation to Cloar Circle Conversation with the Curator, an annual gathering featuring discussions with the museum’s curators, held at a private home.
  • $850 is tax deductible

*North American reciprocal membership privileges do not extend to institution members within a 15 mile radius of Brooks Museum.

For more information about Brooks Membership benefits, please contact the Membership Manager at 901.544.62

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Carroll Cloar
American (active in Memphis), 1913 – 1993
Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog, 1965
Case in tempera on Masonite
Brooks Fine Arts Foundation purchase
© Estate of the artist