Coming to America

Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach, 1914 - 1945

October 14,  2017 - January 7, 2018

The sculptures of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman and William Zorach embody the vitality and vision of four modern artists who—arriving as immigrants in the United States from the growing turbulence of pre-war Europe—responded to the challenges and excitement of American life with extraordinary creativity.

 

 


By the Book:
A Tribute to Dolph Smith

July 15 - November 26

Dolph Smith is recognized for his art in a variety of media, but among the finest works are his artists’ books. This exhibition is built around six examples, and honors him through the inclusion of eleven artists who have worked with and admire him.

 


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.

 

 


About Face

Currently on view

The face is the window into the soul—if you know how to read it. Interpreting the expressions of those around you is important in learning how to communicate with others.


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.