• American Quirk Film Series: "A Poem is a Naked Person"

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid ID. Free with VIP Film Pass.

    An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A Poem Is a Naked Person presents the beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as filmed by documentarian Les Blank between 1972 and 1974. Blank’s camera lets us into the world of Russell and his friends and fellow artists in and around his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live. This singular film about an artist and his community never got an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status. Now, after more than forty years, it can finally be seen and heard in all its rough beauty.

    Running December through January, the American Quirk Film Series is presented in conjunction with Wonder, Wild, Whimsy: Folk Art in America, on view through February 28. Like this stupendously fun and surprising presentation of American folk art created between 1800 and 1925, the American Quirk Film Series explores creative expression and examines cultural identity through the works of American documentary filmmakers Les Blank, Albert and David Maysles, and Errol Morris.

    Director: Les Blank | USA | 1974, 2015 | 93 minutes


    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

    Dec 3rd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:50am
    Schilling Gallery

    Misti Rae Holton leads a 50-minute vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery. Please arrive ready for class. Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Limited to 20 participants; we recommend that you purchase advance tickets online.

    $10 per class


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  • Member Preview: Holiday Artist Market

    Dec 5th, 2015
    6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Brooks Museum

    For the first time in Brooks history, museum members get a preview of our annual Holiday Artist Market, featuring 35+ local and regional artists selling original works of art.

    Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting the Brooks!

    Members, please RSVP.

    Not yet a member? Call 901.544.6230 or click here to join now.

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