Brooks Outside: Tape Art

May 8 - 24, 2017

The Rhode Island artist collective Tape Art, known for creating over 500 temporary murals installed around the world, ends our centennial celebration with a massive installation on the Brooks’ façade. 



A Feast for the Eyes:
200 Years of American Still-Life Painting from the Hevrdejs Collection

April 22 - July 30, 2017

Featuring rarely seen works by major American artists—including James Peale, John F. Peto, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andrew Wyeth—this exhibition celebrates the history of still-life painting in the United States.


Drawing Memory:
Essence of Memphis

Currently on view 

Victor Ekpuk, a Nigerian American artist, painted a mural for the new African art galleries in March 2017. His art is inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria.



Rotunda Projects:
Nnenna Okore

November 16, 2016 - September 10, 2017

Nnenna Okore (b.1975) is the second artist selected for the Rotunda Projects series. Working with burlap, she fashions abstract objects inspired by textures, colors, and landscapes from her immediate environment.



Art Builds Creativity

April 1 – May 21, 2017

Be our guest for an exhibition of student artwork created by Brooks Museum’s 2016-17 Art Builds Creativity participants.

Selections from William Eggleston's Portfolios

Currently on view

The photographs come out of two of William Eggleston’s large portfolios in the museum’s collection, Eggleston’s Egypt and The Louisiana Project.

Carroll Cloar Gallery

Currently on view

In honor of Carroll Cloar and to commemorate the museum’s hundredth anniversary, the Brooks Museum created a gallery dedicated to his art.