May 8 - 24, 2017
The Rhode Island artist collective Tape Art, known for creating over 500 temporary murals installed around the world, ends our centennial celebration with a massive installation on the Brooks’ façade.
January 28, 2017 - February 26, 2017
The Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards is an annual juried student exhibition presented by the Brooks and Brooks Museum League. As an affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards honors exemplary art by students in seventh through 12th grades.
October 15, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Grooms’s treatment of New York City and Tennessee provides the focus for Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent. The distinct bodies of work reflect time spent in these radically different environments, specifically those that most define him as a person and an artist.
June 18, 2016 - September 4, 2016
This influential Memphis artist was represented by 28 paintings spanning 1956 to 2016. The emphasis was on her recent luminous paintings of night skies populated with moons, clouds, and shimmering light. These poetic images represent what the artist herself feels are the zenith of her career.
May 26, 2016 - September 4, 2016
This exhibition showcased Moroccan-born, UK-based artist Hassan Hajjaj and the eclectic group of nine musicians from around the world whom the artist sees as his own personal “rock stars.”
April 28, 2016 - May 7, 2016
As part of the Brooks Museum’s centennial, New York artist Kurt Perschke brought his world-traveled RedBall Project to Memphis April 28 – May 7. During its performance run in Memphis this fun and provocative installation was strategically placed in ten different sites in the city, personally selected by Perschke during his visit to Memphis in December 2015.
November 7, 2015 - February 28, 2016
This extraordinary exhibition highlights American folk art from New
England and the Midwest made between 1800 and 1925. Among the paintings
are portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and allegorical paintings, while
the objects include sculptures, commercial signs, furniture, and
January 30, 2016 — February 28, 2016
The Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards is an annual juried student exhibition presented by the Brooks and Brooks Museum League.
October 17, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Ranging from sleek, understated modernism to bold abstraction, this exhibition celebrates art and design from the 1960s—a time of both enormous social upheaval and extraordinary cultural creativity.
October 10, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Featuring DAT gifts in glorious profusion, the exhibition will
include both recent acquisitions such as a rare French Renaissance
platter from the workshop of Bernard Palissy and a pair of fine New York
Federal chairs, as well as old favorites such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s
starkly beautiful Prairie-style chair and Tiffany & Company’s pair
of elaborately decorated sterling ewers.
June 6, 2015 – November 1, 2015
Kenneth Wayne Alexander II’s Kingdom series depicts different
universes that he has seen through vivid dreams and imagination. In this
exhibition of 14 works on digital rotation, color and light stream
through open eyes, ears, and mouths, while patterns swirl to an
electronic soundtrack created by the artist, also a renowned local hip
June 5, 2015 — September 13, 2015
This ground-breaking exhibition—alive with light, sound, and
movement—challenges the boundaries of how we define art by exploring the
forty-year evolution of video games. An amalgam of painting, writing,
sculpture, music, storytelling, and cinematography, video games offer a
previously unprecedented way of communicating with and engaging the
February 14, 2015 — May 10, 2015
Exploring the Civil Rights Movement through the work and voices of nine
activist photographers, the exhibition dynamically documents the
national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based