• Wacky Wednesday: Art Worlds

    Jun 28th, 2017
    10:00am - Noon
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Come to the Brooks for a fun, free, family friendly summer of art and film!

    Join us each Wednesday in June and July for art-making in our drop-in studio and a variety of short films for children.

    This week's film is AKOUO - which means “to hear” in Greek. It is a beautiful and a magical adventure about a deaf child who hears for the first time. The theme is Art Worlds: Sound + City.


    To book groups of 10 or more, please contact the tour coordinator at 901 544 6215.

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  • Cancelled: Yoga Thursdays

    Jun 29th, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Class is cancelled for this week.

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  • Wacky Wednesday: Art Worlds

    Jul 5th, 2017
    10:00am - Noon
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Come to the Brooks for a fun, free, family friendly summer of art and film!

    Join us each Wednesday in June and July for art-making in our drop-in studio and a variety of short films for children.

    To book groups of 10 or more, please contact the tour coordinator at 901 544 6215.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Jul 6th, 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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  • Wacky Wednesday: Art Worlds

    Jul 12th, 2017
    10:00am - Noon
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Come to the Brooks for a fun, free, family friendly summer of art and film!

    Join us each Wednesday in June and July for art-making in our drop-in studio and a variety of short films for children.

    To book groups of 10 or more, please contact the tour coordinator at 901 544 6215.

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  • Gallery Talk: The Bosom as Art

    Jul 12th, 2017
    6:00pm - 6:45pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Meet at the Brooks to talk about the salacious side of fine art. Informal gallery conversation to be led by Memphis LGBTQ icon and cinema historian Vincent Astor prior to our 7 p.m. showing of The Outlaw as part of the Banned in Memphis film series.

    According to Astor, “The Outlaw is not great cinema. Its notoriety came about because of the suggestiveness of several scenes in the film… and Jane Russell's very-hyped bust.”

    Be here at 6 p.m. to celebrate what makes this movie a cup above the rest.


    Eddy Mumma, American, 1908 - 1986, Untitled, ca. 1978-1986, Oil on canvas board, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of Josh Feldstein; 100 Gifts for 100 Years, 1916-2016 2016.11.4. © Estate of the artist

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  • Banned in Memphis: The Outlaw

    Jul 12th, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid id/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    When Howard Hughes decided to cast Jane Russell as the curvaceous supporting character Rio in his Western about Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid, he hit unexpected pay dirt via a salacious marketing campaign that exploited Russell’s sex appeal. The media storm started the moment the production began, with the Hayes Office, Hollywood’s arbiters of morality, demanded changes to what it described as “racy situations” depicted in the script. Hughes took the controversy and ran with it, using his engineering background to design a cantilevered underwire bra that emphasized Russell’s bosom. Next, he ran an ad campaign with a scantily dressed Russell appearing atop the question, “What are the two reasons for Jane Russell's rise to stardom?” Lore has it that Hughes, the consummate businessman, pushed the limits to drive the public into a furor.

    Memphis audiences didn’t stand a chance. At least Lloyd Binford was in good company when he banned The Outlaw: The film was boycotted by Catholic groups as far-reaching as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Galveston, Texas. As Variety reported, “roving bands of Catholics” declared the film immoral. Police seized a print before it could be shown in San Francisco.

    Here, Binford proclaimed that The Outlaw was “a bad influence on the boys of today and I’m not going to let it show in Memphis.” Yet thanks to Hughes’ publicity machine, fans attended screenings in droves. In Dallas, more than 100,000 of the 375,000 population of Dallas, Texas saw the movie in a three-day run. In San Antonio, entrepreneurs erected a temporary drive-in theater at the Pan American Speedway and sold thousands of tickets. As noted in Gregory D. Black’s The Catholic Crusade Against the Movies, “despite being limited to about two-thirds of the nation’s theaters, the film grossed $3 million by mid-1947, and by the end of the decade was ranked eleventh-best box-office performer” of the decade.

    The Outlaw wasn’t Binford’s only battle with Jane Russell. According to Wayne Dowdy’s On This Day in Memphis History, on February 12, 1954, the Press-Scimitar reported that Binford “had two detectives stand guard outside the Malco Theatre during a preview of the film The French Line. The movie starred Russell and was considered risqué by Binford and others because of the revealing costumes the actress wore on screen.”

    Director: Howard Hughes | USA | 1943 | 116 minutes

    Author and archivist Vincent Astor will introduce The Outlaw and lead a short discussion after the screening.

    $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.

    The final screening in the series is:

    Stromboli, introduced by author and columnist Richard Alley.

    Wednesday, August 23 | 7 pm

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Jul 13th, 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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  • Wacky Wednesday: Art Worlds

    Jul 19th, 2017
    10:00am - Noon
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Come to the Brooks for a fun, free, family friendly summer of art and film!

    Join us each Wednesday in June and July for art-making in our drop-in studio and a variety of short films for children.

    To book groups of 10 or more, please contact the tour coordinator at 901 544 6215.

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  • Documentary Film: David Lynch: The Art Life

    Jul 19th, 2017
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid id/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    This close look at the American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician and photographer’s art, music, and early films, shines a light into the dark corners of his unique world and gives audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark. We become witness to the fears, misunderstandings and struggles that Lynch overcomes, and along the way meet the various people that have helped to mold him. It became evident early in Lynch’s life that he views the world differently, absorbing its shadows and weaving a dream-like tapestry for audiences worldwide to become tangled in.

    The film, which serves as a personal memoir from Lynch to his youngest daughter, was culled from more than 20 interviews conducted over a four-year period, with Lynch at his home. Through these conversations, the iconic creator of Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks and director of Mulholland Drive and The Elephant Man discusses the formative years of his life and retells personal stories from his past including key events and inspirations.

    As Lynch himself says, “I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colors them.”

    Says A.V. Club critic Sean O’Neal, “lots and little of David Lynch are on view in The Art Life. For the filmmaker behind enigmatic masterworks, ambiguity tantalizes in a way linear storytelling never could. That vagueness typically extends to Lynch himself, whose reserve in interviews matches the elusiveness of his movies, which so often proves frustrating to anyone digging for some tidy, armchair psychologist’s interpretation of the Freudian nightmares in his work. Lynch usually demurs that he’s just a vessel for his many unsettling creations, comparing their genesis to catching fish or putting together puzzles whose pieces have been flipped over one by one for him—presenting himself as merely the interpreter of notions received from some mystical source, and all but removing himself from the process.”

    Directors: Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm & Rick Barnes | USA | 2017 | 90 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.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Jul 20th, 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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  • Community Day

    Jul 21st, 2017
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join us on the Brooks plaza for this community day celebrating the museum’s summer exhibitions with art-making, food trucks and performances.

    Come to the museum and view A Feast for the Eyes: 200 Years of American Still-Life Painting from the Hevrdejs Collection and Unwrapped! 100 Gifts for 100 Years.


    Felipe Archuleta, American, 1910-1991, Zebra, 1981, House paint on wood with broom bristles, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of John Jerit; 100 Gifts for 100 Years, 1916-2016  PA.2016.69. © Estate of the artist  

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  • Wacky Wednesday: Art Worlds

    Jul 26th, 2017
    10:00am - Noon
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Come to the Brooks for a fun, free, family friendly summer of art and film!

    Join us each Wednesday in June and July for art-making in our drop-in studio and a variety of short films for children.

    To book groups of 10 or more, please contact the tour coordinator at 901 544 6215.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Jul 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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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Aug 3rd, 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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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Aug 10th, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Talk & Demonstration by Dolph Smith

    Sep 10th, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    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 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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  • Café Conversations

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

    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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  • Tour de Cloar

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    10:00am - 1:00pm
    Crittenden County Museum, 1112 Main Street, Earle, AR

    The Brooks membership is invited to join Stanton Thomas, Ph.D., for a Carroll Cloar-themed bicycle ride through Crittenden County, Arkansas. The easy, flat, 6-mile ride across the Delta leaves the Crittenden County Museum in Earle at 10 a.m.

    You’ll see Rev. George Washington's funeral monument—that is, the famous “Angel in the Field,” as well as Gibson Bayou Church, The Earle Depot, and other sites immortalized in Cloar's work—as well as the endless, fecund fields and enormous skies of his paintings. Please meet at the Crittenden County Museum, 1112 Main Street, Earle, AR.

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