• Yoga Thursdays

    Aug 17th, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday.

    Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size.

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  • Sunday Brunch

    Aug 20th, 2017
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Café Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday.

    Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum. Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Click here to learn more.

    Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering.
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    Photography by Jay Adkins Photography.

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  • Eclipse at the Brooks!

    Aug 21st, 2017
    11:30am - 2:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join us on the plaza at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art on Monday, August 21 for Eclipse 2017!

    Bring your lawn chair to the plaza beginning at 11:30 a.m. and enjoy this once in a life time experience with fellow eclipse watchers until 2:30 p.m.  The 94 percent solar eclipse is expected to be viewed in Memphis at 1:22 p.m.

    Get here early to claim your free eclipse glasses, while supplies last.

    Grab lunch from the Memphis Mojo Cafe's food truck, then splurge on a delicious dessert from the Waffle Cream food truck.

    Long before there were cameras or telescopes, eclipse watchers recorded what they saw in the sky in words, drawings, and paintings. Create your own picture of the solar eclipse with chalk and paper on the Brooks plaza!

    NOTE: The museum building will not be open during the event.

    Order your Memphis Eclipse T-shirt online and pick it up from WMC Action News 5's Kontji Anthony at the museum Saturday, Sunday or Monday during the event. 15% of the proceeds will go to Brooks and $1 for every T-shirt will benefit Memphis Animal Services!

    Special thanks to American Paper Optics for providing the eclipse glasses!


    Ted Faiers, American (b. England, active in Memphis), 1908-1985, Galaxy, 1961, Watercolor, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Bequest of Julie Isenberg 87.20.12. © Estate of the artist

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  • Banned in Memphis: Stromboli

    Aug 23rd, 2017
    7:00pm - 8:50pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid id/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    Lloyd Binford hated all adulterers, but he reserved particular revulsion for actress Ingrid Bergman after she left her doctor husband, Petter Lindstrom, for film director Roberto Rossellini. The love affair between the actress who’d portrayed both a nun and a virgin saint (in 1945’s The Bells of St Mary’s and 1948’s Joan of Arc, respectively) and the Italian neorealist director caused an enormous scandal which resulted in the denouncement of Bergman on the floor of the US Senate. In Feburary 1950, the same month that Stromboli was released, Bergman gave birth to Rossellini’s son. And soon after, according to Michael Finger’s 2008 “Banned in Memphis” cover story for the Memphis Flyer, Binford refused to permit “the public exhibition of a motion picture starring a woman who is universally known to be living in open and notorious adultery.” The critic, legend has it, deemed Stromboli “sadistic, unmoral and immoral.”

    Fittingly, then, the first collaboration between Rossellini and Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman’s existential crisis. Set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island, Stromboli features Bergman in the lead role as Karin, a post-WWII Lithuanian refugee who marries a simple fisherman she met in a prisoner of war camp. Cut off from the outside world in his isolated village on an island off the Sicilian coast, Karin finds herself crumbling emotionally even as she is destined for a dramatic epiphany. Balancing the director’s trademark neorealism—exemplified here in a remarkable depiction of the fishermen’s lives and work—with deeply felt melodrama, Stromboli is a revelation. Today, it is recognized as one of the greatest films of all time.

    Author and columnist Richard Alley will introduce Stromboli and lead a short discussion after the screening.

    Director: Roberto Rossellini | Italy | 1950 | 107 minutes

    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid id/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    Tickets

    Tickets are available online until 2:30 pm the day of the screening or 2:30 pm on Friday for weekend matinees. Tickets are also available at Visitor Services, or by calling 901.544.6208 during regular business hours. Unsold tickets are also available in the rotunda immediately preceding a screening.


    Banned in Memphis is an ongoing series of film screenings highlighting work banned from Memphis theaters by Lloyd Binford, the head of the Memphis Censor Board for 28 years. Regarded as “the toughest critic in America,” the former railway clerk turned insurance executive was notorious for his views on white supremacy, womanhood, and outsider views of the American South. Binford banned films with African American stars or unsegregated scenes, films that featured violence or teenage rebellion, and even film that he disliked because of the personal conduct of the actors rather than the content of the script.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Aug 24th, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday.

    Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size.

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  • It's A Wrap! Member reception

    Aug 25th, 2017
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Free to Brooks Membership.

    Join fellow Brooks members as we celebrate the closing of Unwrapped! 100 Gifts for 100 Years.

    Enjoy music, cocktails and appetizers, as well as the diverse art of the exhibition.

    1916 entrance

    Please show your membership card for entry.


    Willie Cole
    American, b. 1955
    Home and Hearth, 2012
    Serigraph, 40/50
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of Experimental Printmaking Institute; 100 Gifts for 100 Years, 1916-2016  2016.23.13  © Willie Cole

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  • Sunday Brunch

    Aug 27th, 2017
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Café Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday.

    Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum. Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Click here to learn more.

    Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering.
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    Photography by Jay Adkins Photography.

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  • Art Therapy Information Session

    Aug 27th, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Interested in learning more about the profession and practice of art therapy?

    Join us for an informative session led by the Brooks’ Art Therapy Access Program art therapist, Paige Scheinberg, MS, ATR, who will introduce you to the history, treatment goals, unique benefits, and settings in which you may find and/or utilize an art therapist. Participants interested in becoming an art therapist will also learn about the education and training needed to become a credentialed art therapist.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Aug 31st, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday.

    Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size.

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  • Sunday Brunch

    Sep 3rd, 2017
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Café Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday.

    Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum. Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Click here to learn more.

    Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering.
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    Photography by Jay Adkins Photography.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Sep 7th, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday.

    Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size.

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  • Sunday Brunch

    Sep 10th, 2017
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Café Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday.

    Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum. Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Click here to learn more.

    Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering.
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    Photography by Jay Adkins Photography.

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  • Talk & Demonstration by Dolph Smith

    Sep 10th, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free to Brooks Membership.

    As the books in his exhibition, By the Book: A Tribute to Dolph Smith, cannot be opened and fully experienced, artist Dolph Smith will bring in other examples to demonstrate the various techniques and format he employs.

    Join us for this free, special membership event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 10.


    Dolph Smith, American, b. 1933, Tennarkippi Savings and Loan, 2688 – 2692, Collection of the artist

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Sep 14th, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday.

    Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size.

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