• 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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  • Community Engagement Session 1

    Feb 26th, 2018
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    StartCo., 88 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

    At 101 years old, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is about to embark on major change: relocating to a new site overlooking the Mississippi River in the heart of downtown Memphis. As we prepare for this exciting transition, we need your help to ensure that the next 101 years are built on a foundation of community support and the conviction that the Brooks Museum is your museum.

    We hope you’ll join us on February 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at StartCo., for a community engagement session to gather public feedback. We’re excited to see you downtown for this event, just a few steps from our future home at Front Street and Union Avenue! (This is one of three upcoming opportunities to engage.)

    The entrance to the 88 Union Center is directly across the street from Parking Can Be Fun parking garage and next door to Mesquite Chophouse. We’ll have a friendly face from the Brooks positioned outside to be sure you know where to enter and how to find us!

    At the start of each event, we’ll spend a few minutes getting you up to speed on what’s new with us – but mostly, we want to hear from you. There will be several different ways for you to provide feedback that will be critical to us as we begin the process of selecting an architect and creating a vision for our new physical space. We think it’ll get your creative juices flowing, too – plus there’ll be wine, beer and something to snack on.

    As you know, a museum is more than a building. We are excited about what the future holds, even as our century-old mission remains consistent: to serve the greater Memphis region as a truly world-class art museum. Help define the next century of the Brooks – join us on February 26!

    These community engagement sessions are free to attend and open to the public, but we request that you RSVP via this Facebook event to attend so that we can adequately prepare. Send the link to a friend and ask them to do the same!


    Alfred Sisley, French, 1839 - 1899, Le pont d'Argenteuil (The Bridge at Argenteuil), 1872, Oil on canvas, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon 54.64

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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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  • FULL: 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.

    This tour is now full. More guided tours of this exhibition can be found here.


    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, gallery exploration, and more!

    • Performance by New Ballet Ensemble with Steven Fox, spoken word artist

    • Music by DJ Siphne Aaye

    • Make a Pinwheel for Peace for MLK50

    • Food trucks: Memphis Mojo Café, Parkers Concessions, and Dipsticle Artisan Gelato Cafe

    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
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    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.

    Please register for the specific events you plan to attend.

    Register


    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
    6 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
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    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.

    Please register for the specific events you plan to attend.

    Register


    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
    6 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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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Apr 26th, 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

    May 3rd, 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

    May 10th, 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

    May 17th, 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

    May 24th, 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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