• An Entertaining Evening With Julia Reed

    Sep 27th, 2016
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Buckman Auditorium, St. Mary's School, Walnut Grove at Perkins Extended


    Julia Reed, known for her witty raconteur style of presenting, is sure to be a crowd pleaser once again.

    Doors open at 6:15 for all who want to arrive early &  enjoy a glass of wine with fellow audience members before the 7pm presentation by Reed, author and contributor to Elle Decor and Garden and Gun Magazine. Appreciated for her distinctly Southern take on entertaining, Reed will draw from her latest book, Julia Reed's South, Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long.

    A native of Greenville, Mississippi, Reed began working at Newsweek as an intern in 1977 before going on to become Contributing Editor and columnist there. She left Newsweek to become Contributing Editor at Vogue where she remained for 20 years. She writes regularly for the NY Times, Conde Nast Travel and the Wall Street Journal.

    Decorative Arts Trust was fortunate to welcome Reed a number of years ago to a sold-out crowd. Her book will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.

    Admission is $25.


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  • Artist@Work: Jonathan May

    Sep 28th, 2016
    4:00pm - 7:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Residencies bring writers, poets, playwrights, and other creative professionals to the museum galleries, where they work on projects in public view. Our inaugural Artist@Work resident, poet Jonathan May, will be at the Brooks the last two weeks of September. Ask at Visitor Services to see if he’s present in the galleries during your next visit to the museum.

    May will be in the galleries today from 2 to 4 pm.

    Jonathan May grew up in Zimbabwe as the child of missionaries. A queer writer, he lives and teaches in Memphis, where he uses poetry therapy to help people with eating disorders. His work has appeared in [PANK]Superstition ReviewDuendeOne, and Rock & Sling; new work is forthcoming in Winter Tangerine Review and Bear Review. He recently translated the play Dreams by Günter Eich into English. Read more at memphisjon.wordpress.com.

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  • Figure Drawing

    Sep 28th, 2016
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Free, or $5 donation to use museum supplies.

    Join artist and teacher Juan Rojo every other month to draw from a clothed model in museum galleries.

    Whether you’re an experienced artist or trying figure drawing for the first time, you’ll enjoy spending the evening drawing with others at the Brooks.

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  • Documentary Film: Eva Hesse

    Sep 28th, 2016
    7:00pm - 8:25pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid ID/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    Director: Marcie Begleiter | USA | 2016 | 82 minutes

    In the 1960s, German-Jewish born artist Eva Hesse was making quite a splash in the New York City art scene. Known for her abstract drawings and sculptures particularly in the media of fiberglass, latex, and plastic, Hesse is associated with the Postminimalist art movement. These days, her work is held by major museums such as the Pompidou and MOMA.

    A.O. Scott at the New York Times describes Eva Hesse as “Marcie Begleiter’s conscientious and moving documentary.” Eva Hesse, he says, “tells the full story of its subject’s tragically foreshortened life, but it focuses on those years of artistic emergence, a period of rapid development and furious productivity, with few parallels in the history of art. Hesse herself is both a ubiquitous presence in the film and something of a specter—an animating spirit and a ghost haunting the frames.”


    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

    Sep 29th, 2016
    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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  • Vin-A-Que

    Sep 30th, 2016
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Vin-A-Que: The art of wine + swine

    Celebrate Memphis’ culinary heritage and experience traditional and unique barbecue with a bohemian picnic on the Brooks plaza.
    We'll have featured wines and specialty drinks from our friends at
    Buster's and
    Ghost River beer. Enjoy live music from Mark Edgar Stuart and a silent auction under the stars. Design your own flower crown with Holliday Flowers and Events.

    Valet will be available for $5.

    Tickets are $75 each.


    The following restaurants are participating in Vin-A-Que:
    Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
    Babalu Tapas & Tacos
    Bounty on Broad
    Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
    Central BBQ
    Garibaldi’s Pizza
    Interim Restaurant & Bar
    Jim 'N Nick's BBQ
    Memphis Pizza Café - Overton Square
    Mosa Asian Bistro
    One & Only BBQ
    Payne’s Bar-B-Que
    Peabody Memphis
    Sweet Grass

    Watch our Memphis Wine + Food Series Manager Lindsey Hedgepeth's appearance on WMC Action News 5.

    Meteorologist Andrew Kozak - Timeline | Facebook

    Vin-A-Que Host Committee
    Alayne & Paul Arbogast
    Stephanie Beliles
    Elaine Hartog
    Lauren & Andrew Patterson
    Natalie & John Rauscher
    Shibahn & Stephen Rodda
    Caley & Josh Spotts
    Grace & Ryan Skertich
    Cecilia Walker


    Vin-A-Que Vibes!



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