• Yoga Thursdays

    Apr 27th, 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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  • Tea & Tour for Seniors: A Feast for the Eyes

    Apr 27th, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    $3 per person/Free for Brooks membership.

    Enjoy a tour conducted by a knowledgeable docent followed by tea and treats in the Terrace Room.

    A Feast for the Eyes features rarely seen works by major American artists—including James Peale, John F. Peto, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andrew Wyeth—and  celebrates the history of still-life painting in the United States. Drawn from a private collection, these pictures represent an extraordinary range of subject matter, from fruit and flowers to images of guns and game.

    Reservations required by April 21: 901 544 6244


    Sarah K. Lamb, b. 1970, Magnolias, 2014, Oil on linen, Collection of Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs.

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  • Past Present: A Lecture by Susan Sully

    Apr 27th, 2017
    6:45pm - 7:30pm
    Included with museum admission/Free Brooks Membership.

    A Decorative Arts Trust Event

    Heirlooms and antiques have the power to weave the past with the present in a way that newly manufactured things simply cannot imitate. After experiencing her own reckoning with an inherited collection of treasures and countless oddments, author Susan Sully sought the advice of dozens of professionals and distilled the best of it into a beautifully illustrated and practical guide.

    She will draw from that in her lecture Past Present, Living with Heirlooms and Antiques. Susan Sully is the author of many books about architecture and interior design.

    She last spoke to Decorative Arts Trust following publication of her book The Southern Cosmopolitan.

    Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m.

    Talk begins at 6:45 p.m.

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  • Tour A Feast for the Eyes with Beth Edwards

    May 3rd, 2017
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Don’t miss the chance to learn more about the diverse paintings in A Feast for the Eyes: 200 Years of American Still-Life Painting from the Hevrdejs Collection from the perspective of a painter. 

    Artist and Professor of Painting at the University of Memphis, Beth Edwards will share her thoughts on these magnificent works of art.

    Admission is free.
    Space is limited to 30; first come, first served.

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  • Independent Film: Of Mind and Music

    May 3rd, 2017
    7:00pm - 8:40pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid id/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    Based on the novel by Nicholas Bazan, Of Mind and Music is a lyrical story woven together by the music that permeates New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous. Declared “a quiet gem” by The Hollywood Reporter, the film has swept top prizes at festivals around the country, including Jury Award for Best Actress at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Actress and Best Narrative Feature at the American Black Film Festival, Best Director at the Breckenridge Film Festival, and Visionary Award at the Louisiana International Film Festival.

    After his mother succumbs to Alzheimer’s disease, renowned neuroscientist Dr. Alvaro Cruz feels heartbroken and disillusioned. Nothing that his research or science could do could stop this from happening. He decides to take some time off work and reconnect with the love of music that he shared with his mother. Finding solace in the music that permeates New Orleans' French Quarter, he hears the mesmerizing voice of Una Vida (portrayed by The Help’s Aunjanue Ellis) for the first time. After repeat visits to hear her sing, he realizes that she, too, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and that her unconventional "family" cannot cope with her declining health. Cruz decides to find Una Vida's long lost son in hopes of finally giving her resolution to the grief, loss and longing that has overshadowed her difficult yet beautiful life.

    Director: Richie Adams | 2014 | USA | 98 minutes

    $9/$5 members and students with valid ID.

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    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.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    May 4th, 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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  • Botero on Botero

    May 10th, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Author Juan Carlos Botero focuses on the art of his father, the Colombian master Fernando Botero in a special presentation.

    A personal look at the artist’s importance and universality, his mastery of multiple techniques as a draftsman, a painter and a sculptor, and the most important themes and subject matter present in Botero's art are discussed.
     
    Reception: 6 p.m.
    Talk: 7 p.m.

    No reservations are required. Limited seating available.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    May 11th, 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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  • Performance: U.S. Fleet Forces Band

    May 13th, 2017
    Noon - 1:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is honored to be participating in Navy Week Memphis by partnering with the U.S. Fleet Forces Band for a free musical performance outside the museum.

    A brass quintet from the U.S. Navy will entertain museum guests on the Brooks plaza from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Our latest Brooks Outside installation will be taking place during the performance. Guests are invited to listen to the music and watch the Tape Art Crew create a massive mural on the Brooks façade. Click here to learn more about Brooks Outside: Tape Art.

    As part of the Blue Star Museums program, we offer free entry for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families all year long.

    Navy Week Memphis runs from May 8 until May 14. The performance at the Brooks is just one of dozens of Navy outreach events coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations across the Memphis area. Click here to learn more.

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  • Banned in Memphis: The Wild One

    May 17th, 2017
    7:00pm - 8:20pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid id/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    The original outlaw biker film, which made a 1950s cultural icon out of Marlon Brando’s performance as Johnny Strabler, was, said Memphis censor Lloyd Binford, “the most lawless picture I ever saw.” According to Memphis journalist Michael Finger, Binford declared Brando’s portrayal of Strabler to be “rowdy, unlawful, and raw.”

    The film was released exactly two years and two days before Binford stepped down as head of the censor board on January 1, 1956. When he retired, Binford’s draconian attitudes were so notorious that Hollywood insiders adopted the term “Binfordized” in reference to films that were heavily censored and banned. However, as Edwin Frank’s entry in Censorship: A World Encyclopedia notes, “though he was attacked by journalists and civil libertarians, Binford spoke for many white Americans who feared social unrest and racial upheaval.”

    Public paranoia about unlawful biker gangs was reaching fever peak by the time of the release of The Wild One in December 1953. The film is based on a 1951 Harper’s Magazine short story “The Cyclists’ Raid,” itself a fictional take on the sensationalist media coverage of a 1947 Fourth of July American Motorcyclist Rally that was given national attention via a Life Magazine story that depicted a drunken man on a motorcycle. In general, rebels were causing moral panic. Brando’s portrayal of The Wild One’s anti-hero, Johnny, influenced both Elvis Presley and James Dean. But more importantly, the film follows revisionist westerns such as Broken Arrow and High Noon in subverting the concept of entertainment as an example of moral responsibility. In The Wild One, Tate Britain archivist Darrah O’Donoghue notes, the townspeople, which in a less subversive picture, would be the heroes of the film, turn “on [themselves], with violence that was previously spent on easily recognizable, external enemies, forced to implode.” Such is the state in post-WWII America.

    Wayne Dowdy, author, historian and manager of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center’s history department and Memphis and Shelby County Room, will introduce The Wild One and lead a short discussion after the screening.

    Director: Laszlo Benedek | USA | 1953 | 79 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. Upcoming screenings in the series include:

    Cabin in the Sky, introduced by writer, filmmaker and producer Willy Bearden.

    Wednesday, June 21 | 7 pm

    The Outlaw, introduced by author and archivist Vincent Astor.

    Wednesday, July 12 | 7 pm

    Stromboli, introduced by author and columnist Richard Alley.

    Wednesday, August 23 | 7 pm

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    May 18th, 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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  • Grand Artisans' Dinner

    May 19th, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Hunt Phelan Mansion, 533 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103

    This exclusive and intimate dinner will be held at the historic Hunt-Phelan mansion, where wines from our featured winemakers will be showcased alongside a four-course dinner from our award-winning chef team.

    Chefs

    Andy Ticer & Michael Hudman along with special guests
    Ryan Prewitt (Peche, New Orleans)
    Lachlan Patterson & Bobby Stuckey (Boulder, CO)

    Wines

    Whetstone
    Rudius
    Scarpetta

    $800 per person, which includes admission to the Grand Auction.

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  • Grand Auction

    May 20th, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Don't miss the high-energy live auction under the tent on the museum's plaza!

    Raise your paddle and your glass to the event that only gets better with age.

    $150 per person / $2,000 reserved table for 12.

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  • Tape Art Finale: Party on the Plaza

    May 24th, 2017
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join us in removing the mural created by the Rhode Island-based artist collective Tape Art.

    Using ladders, a boom lift, and endless rolls of low-adhesive paper tape, Tape Art founder and creative director Michael Townsend and the Tape Art Crew will begin the mural-making process on the Brooks Museum's façade on Monday, May 8. The public is invited to drop by to observe the progress of the work, to participate and to interact with the artists. The artwork created in our third project of the Brooks Outside series is intentionally temporary.

    Regardless of the time spent to create the mural, the installation will end with an invitation to the public to join in the removal process on Wednesday, May 24. Tape Art Finale: Party on the Plaza will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. with music, art making, food trucks and more.


    Brooks Outside: Tape Art is sponsored by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, with special thanks to Ruth and Casey Bowlin and Montgomery Martin Contractors.


    Photograph © Tape Art Crew. 

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  • Foreign Film: CĂ©zanne et Moi

    May 24th, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid id/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    On the shortlist for the French submission for the 89th annual Academy Awards, Cézanne et Moi traces the parallel paths of the lives, careers and passionate friendship of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne and novelist Emile Zola. The two boys grew up in Aix-en-Provence. Emile was fatherless and poor. Paul came from a wealthy family. As young men, dreaming of glory and beautiful women, they left the south to conquer the art scene in Paris. Soon Emile had it all, success, money, and the perfect wife, and embraced the very bourgeoisie he mocked in his books. Meanwhile, Cézanne rejected the Parisian scene to focus only on his work, ignored by his peers and the establishment.

    Says New York Times film critic Stephen Holden, “The film, an intimate, searching portrait of the turbulent friendship between the two geniuses directed by Danièle Thompson, completely avoids the tone of pious reverence typically adopted in stories about famous artists and writers. Instead it focuses on the insecurity, competitiveness and complicated love lives of these two ambitious men of opposite temperament. Anyone who has spent much time in artistic and literary circles will recognize that this is how it is even today.”

    Cézanne et Moi is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Feast for the Eyes: 200 Years of American Still-Life Painting from the Hevrdejs Collection, on view April 22 – July 30. Paul Cézanne was a major influence on many of the artists included in the exhibition, including Max Weber and Stanton MaDonald-Wright.

    Director: Danièle Thompson | France | 2016 | 117 minutes | Rated R

    $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.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    May 25th, 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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