• 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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  • Sunday Brunch

    Sep 17th, 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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  • Café Conversations

    Sep 20th, 2017
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Café Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Dr. Ari Eisenberg, Rhodes College Assistant Professor of History, will lead a discussion on “Portraying ‘The Other’: Gender, Race and Representation in American Art” for the first Café Conversation in September.

    Dr. Eisenberg’s tour will define who “The Other” is and how they are portrayed in art by examining select works in the museum’s American and contemporary galleries, followed by a 45-minute conversation in Café Brooks.


    Café Conversations is a pilot project that explores art and social justice issues through candid discussions inside Café Brooks by Paradox.

    The conversations will occur the third Wednesday of every month and will coincide with a tour of a related special exhibition or works from the permanent collection. Led by local Memphians, the series will encourage visitors to contemplate real life issues by drawing comparisons to themes in art.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Sep 21st, 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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