• Yoga Thursdays

    Jan 25th, 2018
    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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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Feb 1st, 2018
    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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  • Member Opening: Black Resistance

    Feb 2nd, 2018
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Free to Brooks Membership.

    Join us for a special panel discussion, hosted in partnership with The Collective (The CLTV), that will inspire you with the stories left in legacy by the photographs of Ernest Withers. Panelists include participants that heroically participated in strikes and sit-ins, along with children and grandchildren of those memorialized in the images who will share their personal stories of resistance.

    The evening’s discussion will be introduced by Rosalind Withers, President and Board Chairman of the Withers Collection Museum and the only daughter of Dorothy and Ernest Withers.

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    Not yet a member? Join online or call 901 544 6230.


    In partnership with The Collective (The CLTV)


    Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 – 2007, In Front of Clayborn Temple, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, March 28, 1968, Gelatin silver print, printed from original negative in 1999, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase with funds provided by Ernest and Dorothy Withers, Panopticon Gallery, Inc., Waltham, MA, Landon and Carol Butler, The Deupree Family Foundation, and The Turley Foundation  2005.3.32 © Withers Family Trust

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  • Papier Peints with Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz

    Feb 3rd, 2018
    10:30am - 11:30am
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    A DECORATIVE ARTS TRUST EVENT

    Carolle Thibaut-Pomeranz has dealt privately and served as art consultant to corporations, collectors and designers for over 25 years, in the field of European Decorative Arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, sharing her time between Paris and New York.

    Within this field, her expertise is French Antique Wallpapers from the late 18th-century to the Art Deco period. Pomeranz has pioneered the rediscovery of this unique art form within the decorative arts. Today many of these wall paper panels hang in private and public collections, such as the Chicago Art Institute, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, as well as the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

    Ms. Thibaut-Pomeranz will bring to Brooks a special exhibit of selected panels from the Thibaut archives. Her book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

    Included with museum admission/Free for Brooks membership.

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  • Film: A person is more important than anything

    Feb 7th, 2018
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    A person is more important than anything else…, is driven by the cadence and intonation of James Baldwin’s voice, for Baldwin was also an orator whose delivery was almost as forceful as his ideas.

    Artist Hank Willis Thomas weaves various audio, images, and video together including news clips, speeches, and interviews, in a fluid-moving, digital stream of consciousness that connects Baldwin’s 20th century discourse with the concerns and urgencies of the 21st, highlighting issues of race, gender, class and sexuality.

    Commissioned in 2014 by NY Live Arts for the Year of James Baldwin, this multi-channel installation brings history to the fore, inspiring us to re-imagine our relationship to the contemporary moment.

    Hank Willis Thomas | USA | 2014 |  29 minutes

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Feb 8th, 2018
    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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  • Homeschool Day: The Power of Photography

    Feb 15th, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    This Homeschool Day session will focus on the photography of Ernest C. Withers currently on view in the exhibition, Black Resistance. Students will learn how Withers used his photographs to capture the moment, as well as the action, of the National Civil Rights Movement.

    During our Homeschool Days, families can choose from a variety of activities: scavenger hunts, self-guided tours, a drop-in art-making activity, and docent-led tours at 10:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

    The theme for Spring 2018 is Action, Motion, Timing.


    Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 – 2007, Martin Luther King, Jr. - Speech on Evening Before the Last March, Mason Temple, March 27, 1968, Gelatin silver print, printed from original negative in 1999, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase with funds provided by Ernest and Dorothy Withers, Panopticon Gallery, Inc., Waltham, MA, Landon and Carol Butler, The Deupree Family Foundation, and The Turley Foundation  2005.3.39 © Withers Family Trust

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Feb 15th, 2018
    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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  • Café Conversations: Black Resistance

    Feb 21st, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    This special Café Conversation, programmed by The Collective (The CLTV), will inspire thought, action, and change.

    The event will begin with poetry from two of The CLTV’s own brilliant poets, presented in response to two Withers photographs on exhibition. Participants then move to the Café Conversation where the moderator will talk through three to four issues facing the Black community in Memphis. The participants will break into small groups, and each group will be assigned one of the issues discussed to create short, mid, and long-term responses to their issue. The evening will end with an informal presentation of their findings.


    In partnership with The Collective (The CLTV)


    Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 – 2007, Coretta Scott King and Mourners, Main Street, Memphis, April 8, 1968, Gelatin silver print, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase; funds provided by Sara and Kevin Adams, Deupree Family Foundation, Henry and Lynne Turley, Kaywin Feldman and Jim Lutz, and Marina Pacini and David McCarthy  2006.31.135 © Withers Family Trust

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Feb 22nd, 2018
    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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  • Member Opening: African-Print Fashion Now!

    Feb 23rd, 2018
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Celebrate the opening of African-Print Fashion Now! with a red carpet entrance photographed by Ziggy Mack, a fashion show by Memphis Fashion Week, and entertainment by Siphne Aaye.

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    Not yet a member? Join online or call 901 544 6230.


    Ituen Bassey, designer (b. Nigeria), Ituen Basi, based in Lagos, Nigeria, and London, United Kingdom, Ngozi Dress, “Independence” collection, 2010, African-print cloth, Courtesy of the Designer, Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com

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  • 25th Anniversary Moss Society Dinner

    Feb 24th, 2018
    6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Join fellow Moss Society members for the 25 anniversary Moss Society Dinner in celebration of African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style.

    Click here to become part of this exclusive level of museum supporters.


    Inge van Lierop, designer (b. the Netherlands), Vlisco, the Netherlands, Dress, “Hommage à L’Art” collection, 2013, Vlisco wax print, Courtesy Vlisco Museum, Foundation Pieter Fentener van Vlissingen, Helmond, the Netherlands, Photo: Koen Hause

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  • Art Therapy Information Session

    Feb 25th, 2018
    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.

    This is a free event, but please RSVP below.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Mar 1st, 2018
    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 and Tour for Seniors: African-Print Fashion Now!

    Mar 1st, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    $3 per person/Free for Brooks membership

    Enjoy a tour of the museum’s special exhibition, African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style, followed by tea and treats in the Terrace Room.

    Please pre-pay and reserve your space by Friday, February 23. 

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    Payment can also be made by mailing a check, made payable to: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
    ATTN: Tea & Tour for Seniors
    1934 Poplar Ave.
    Memphis, TN 38104


    Ken Traoré, designer (b. Senegal), Kenya’s Style, based in Dakar, Senegal, Pagne et marinière, 2016, African-print cloth, Courtesy Fowler Museum at UCLA, Photo: Leslie W. Rabine

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  • Talk: Tom Lee, Decorative Arts Trust’s Board President

    Mar 2nd, 2018
    10:30am - 11:30am
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    A BROOKS MUSEUM LEAGUE EVENT

    Tom Lee, current president of the Decorative Art Trust (DAT) will offer insight on this fellow Brooks Museum support group.

    He will speak about its history, DAT supported programs, and some of the decorative art pieces DAT has contributed to the museum over the years.

    After his talk, a docent will lead a brief tour featuring a few of the items in the museum’s collection.

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  • Workshop: Headwraps by Gift Wraps

    Mar 4th, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    In conjunction with African-Print Fashion Now!, Gift Wraps is presenting a hands-on workshop teaching you how to wrap and wear different headwrap adornment styles.

    These styles will include double braids, crown, bow, bun, and more. Co-Founders Kenya Adjekum-Bradshaw and Rochelle Griffin will also share information about the history of Ankara prints and the importance of headwraps in fashion.

    *Headwraps will be available for purchase.


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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Mar 8th, 2018
    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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  • ChalkFest

    Mar 10th, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join local artists in transforming the Brooks plaza into a colorful canvas at this exciting annual spring festival.

    Invite your friends and bring the whole family for a fun day of live performances, food trucks, hands-on art-making, games, exploring the galleries, and more!

    Bring your own chalk or buy a box from us for $3. Cash only please.

    Please leave your furry friends at home.

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  • Pi(e) Day at the Brooks!

    Mar 14th, 2018
    10:00am - 8:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Celebrate National Pi Day and Lisa Hoke’s Pie in the Sky, currently on view in the museum rotunda, with pi and pie-related activities. 


    Lisa Hoke, American, b. 1952, Pie in the Sky, 2017, Cardboard packaging, glue and hardware, Commissioned by Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 2017

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  • Tour: African-Print Fashion Now! with Andrea Fenise

    Mar 14th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join us for a fantastic guided tour of African-Print Fashion Now! by special guest, Andrea Fenise, a local professional stylist and creative entrepreneur.

    No reservations are required. Limited to 30.


    Image: ANDREA FENISE LIFESTYLE DESIGN GROUP

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  • Homeschool Day: African-Print Fashion Now!

    Mar 15th, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    This Homeschool Day session will focus on the spring exhibition, African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style.

    During our Homeschool Days, families can choose from a variety of activities: scavenger hunts, self-guided tours, a drop-in art-making activity, and docent-led tours at 10:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.


    Patricia Waota, designer (b. Côte d’Ivoire), K-Yélé, based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Lady Evening Dress, made for the Vlisco Fashion Show, March 28, 2015, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Vlisco wax print, Courtesy Uniwax (the Vlisco Group), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Mar 15th, 2018
    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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  • The Rothchild Style: A presentation by Ulrich Leben

    Mar 17th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:30am
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    A DECORATIVE ARTS TRUST EVENT

    Ulrich Leben is the Associate Curator of Furniture, The Rothchild Collection, at Waddesdon Manor and Special Exhibition Curator at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. He is a scholar of European decorative and fine arts and has lent his expertise to several international exhibitions. He will recount some of the history of the Rothchild Collection including stories of the many fascinating guests who visited.

    From their origins in Frankfurt's Jewish ghetto, the Rothchilds became the most powerful banking family of the 19th century. The five brothers, symbolised by the five arrows on their family crest, set up a multinational bank in Europe's financial capitals.

    Baron Ferdinand, the builder of Waddesdon Manor, was born in Paris, raised in Frankfurt and Vienna, and moved permanently to England in 1860. He married once to his distant cousin Evelina who died only one year later in childbirth along with their child. Ferdinand devoted his energy to travel and collecting works of art. He was intrigued by history, particularly of 18th century France, so when he decided to build a country home to entertain his friends and display his treasures, he looked to the chateaus of France for his model. His social circle spanned from the royals to historians, explorers and writers. He became a Member of Parliament and was a trustee of the British Museum.

    Included with museum admission/Free for Brooks membership.

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  • Café Conversations: Celebrating or misappropriating culture?

    Mar 21st, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    After a brief tour of African-Print Fashion Now! with Chief Curator Marina Pacini, join anthropologists  Dr. Susan Kus, Rhodes College, and Dr. Victor Raharijaona, Chercheur Associé, Université de Fianaratsoa, Madagascar in a discussion about the term “cultural appropriation.”

    How does cultural appropriation differ from assimilation or cultural exchange? Is cultural appropriation an example of free expression, or is it a form of colonialism? What are the lines between cultural borrowing, cultural appropriation, and cultural appreciation?

    These scholars will help us navigate these complex questions of culture in a relaxed setting. 


    Francis K. Honny (b. Elmina, Ghana, 1914–1998), Portrait of man and woman, Elmina, Ghana, circa 1975, Black and white photograph, Courtesy Tobias Wendl

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Mar 22nd, 2018
    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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  • Brooks Uncorked

    Mar 23rd, 2018
    6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    This year’s Uncorked fundraising party features winemaker André Mack and Mouton Noir Wines alongside the hottest local restaurants.

    $100 before March 20; $125 therafter.

    Tickets will go on sale soon!


    Photo by Michael Muller

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  • Seeing Civil Rights Symposium

    Mar 28th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Seeing Civil Rights explores how Ernest C. Withers and his contemporaries imagined photography’s dual role as an art form and a tool for political change. It brings together esteemed and provocative scholars, writers, and artists to address how photographs shaped the immediate reception of the civil rights movement and continues to impact how we remember it.

    Held in conjunction with Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement.


    Co-organized by the University of Memphis Department of English.

    Sponsored by George A. Riley Memorial Fund, the U of M Department of English, U of M Department of History, and the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities.


    Wednesday, March 28
    7 p.m. Opening Keynote - Re-Framing Civil Rights and the Photograph: A lecture by Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
    Dr. Deborah Willis will discuss how images, whether journalistic or documentary, are forever fixed in the popular imagination through photography. 

    Thursday, March 29 
    1 p.m. Panel 1 – Feeling Through Photography
    3 p.m. Panel 2 – Seeing Behind the Pictures
    4:30 p.m. Guided Tour of Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement
    5 p.m. Reception
    6 p.m. Closing Keynote – Known and Strange Things: An Evening with Teju Cole
    Writer, art historian, and photographer Teju Cole will talk about his newest collection of essays, Known and Strange Things, which includes more than 50 pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature. 


    Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 – 2007, I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, March 28. 1968, Gelatin silver print, printed from original negative in 1999, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase with funds provided by Ernest and Dorothy Withers, Panopticon Gallery, Inc., Waltham, MA, Landon and Carol Butler, The Deupree Family Foundation, and The Turley Foundation  2005.3.33 © Withers Family Trust

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  • Seeing Civil Rights Symposium

    Mar 29th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Seeing Civil Rights explores how Ernest C. Withers and his contemporaries imagined photography’s dual role as an art form and a tool for political change. It brings together esteemed and provocative scholars, writers, and artists to address how photographs shaped the immediate reception of the civil rights movement and continues to impact how we remember it.

    Held in conjunction with Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement.


    Co-organized by the University of Memphis Department of English.

    Sponsored by George A. Riley Memorial Fund, the U of M Department of English, U of M Department of History, and the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities.


    Wednesday, March 28
    7 p.m. Opening Keynote - Re-Framing Civil Rights and the Photograph: A lecture by Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
    Dr. Deborah Willis will discuss how images, whether journalistic or documentary, are forever fixed in the popular imagination through photography. 

    Thursday, March 29 
    1 p.m. Panel 1 – Feeling Through Photography
    3 p.m. Panel 2 – Seeing Behind the Pictures
    4:30 p.m. Guided Tour of Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement
    5 p.m. Reception
    6 p.m. Closing Keynote – Known and Strange Things: An Evening with Teju Cole
    Writer, art historian, and photographer Teju Cole will talk about his newest collection of essays, Known and Strange Things, which includes more than 50 pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature. 


    Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 – 2007, I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, March 28. 1968, Gelatin silver print, printed from original negative in 1999, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase with funds provided by Ernest and Dorothy Withers, Panopticon Gallery, Inc., Waltham, MA, Landon and Carol Butler, The Deupree Family Foundation, and The Turley Foundation  2005.3.33 © Withers Family Trust

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Mar 29th, 2018
    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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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Apr 5th, 2018
    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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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Apr 12th, 2018
    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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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Apr 19th, 2018
    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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