Give to the Collection

Patron gifts play a pivotal role in the expansion of the Brooks’ collection. Gifts of art to the Brooks not only increase the quantity but also the quality of the permanent collection, and without the generosity of our patrons, we would not be able to bring Mid-Southerners such a wide range of artistic works. Morrie Moss, Hugo Dixon, Julie Isenberg, Marcus Orr, the Goodman Family, the Kress Foundation, and AutoZone are just a few examples of the generous patrons who have helped enhance our ever-growing collection.

There are a number of ways in which collectors can give works of art:

  • As an outright gift
  • As an irrevocable promised gift
  • As the gift of a percentage of value over a time period designated by the giver
  • As a bequest


Gifts must be approved by the Collections Committee, which meets quarterly, and by the Board of Trustees.

The Brooks recommends discussing your gift and estate plans with your own legal and financial advisors so your personal and charitable goals are wisely met. As always, we are grateful to our many friends and donors. For more information on giving art to the Brooks, contact the Chief Curator at 901.544.6204.

Carl Gutherz (American, b. Switzerland, 1844-1907)
Light of the Incarnation, 1888
Oil on canvas
77" x 114" (195.6 cm x 289.6 cm)
Signed and dated: lower right
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall F. Goodheart 68.11.1