• Tour: Renaissance and Baroque Permanent Collection with Brooks Docent

    Jun 25th, 2016
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Included with museum admission/Free Brooks Membership and students with ID.

    Join us for an engaging tour of Renaissance and Baroque art in the Brooks’ permanent collection. Both the Renaissance and Baroque periods represent major artistic movements in western art. Using artwork in our permanent collection, we will explore the traditional art materials, themes, symbolism, and innovation to gain a greater understanding of art during this time.

    Reservations are not required but are on a first come, first served basis. Tours begin promptly and space is limited.


    German, Saint Michael, ca. 1430–1460 1450-1480, Limewood, polychromed and gilded , Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Ben B. Carrick, Dr. and Mrs. Marcus W. Orr, Dr. And Mrs. William F. Outlan, Mr. and Mrs. Downing Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Wilson, Brooks League in memory of Margaret A. Tate 84.3. 

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  • Wacky Wednesday

    Jun 29th, 2016
    10:00am - Noon
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join us at the Brooks for a fun, family friendly summer of art and film! Every Wednesday in June and July, a variety of children’s short films will be showing in the auditorium and families will be making art together in our drop-in studio.

    Come in, cool off, and explore our new hands-on family art gallery, Inside Art.

    Please plan accordingly for Wacky Wednesday’s five to one child-to-adult chaperone ratio (five children for every one adult).  Sponsored by Thomas & Betts.

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  • Foreign Film: Francofonia

    Jun 29th, 2016
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid ID/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov’s follow up to 2002’s Russian Ark, a single-take visit through St. Petersberg’s Hermitage Museum, is part documentary film, part narrative. The film promotes not just the history of the Louvre or the role of the museum in popular culture, but also the very idea of what it means to be human.

    Variety critic Jay Weissberg states that, “A constant shuffling of layers is one of the film’s hallmarks: It cuts from deathbed photos of Chekhov and Tolstoy to a Skype conversation that Sokurov has with a ship captain, then shifts to the warm glow of 1940-set scenes. In between are lessons on the Louvre’s centuries-long construction; archival footage of Parisians getting on with their lives during the Nazi Occupation; reflections on how portraiture shaped European civilization; and the spirit of Napoleon walking the museum’s grand galleries, occasionally encountering the personification of France, Marianne.”

    “Does it all come together?” Weissberg asks. “Well, yes, if viewers think of the film as a freewheeling poetic essay, highly personal yet captivating. The pic’s core (or perhaps merely the hook?) is the relationship between Jaujard and Wolf Metternich, vanquished and conqueror, and how both men were intent on protecting the Louvre’s treasures. By the time the Nazis rolled into Paris in 1940, almost all the works of art had already been transferred to a series of safer chateaux across France, but the highly cultured, French-speaking German aristocrat would go on to defy his commanders and continue to keep France’s museum holdings protected from deportation to the Third Reich.”

    Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | France | 2015 | 90 minutes | French with English subtitles

    Tickets

    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

    Jun 30th, 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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  • Wacky Wednesday

    Jul 6th, 2016
    10:00am - Noon
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join us at the Brooks for a fun, family friendly summer of art and film! Every Wednesday in June and July, a variety of children’s short films will be showing in the auditorium and families will be making art together in our drop-in studio.

    Come in, cool off, and explore our new hands-on family art gallery, Inside Art.

    Please plan accordingly for Wacky Wednesday’s five to one child-to-adult chaperone ratio (five children for every one adult).  Sponsored by Thomas & Betts.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Jul 7th, 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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  • Community Day

    Jul 8th, 2016
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    This unique Community Day will celebrate the museum’s two summer exhibitions: Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars and Veda Reed: Day into Night, as well as Rotunda Projects: Yinka Shonibare MBE and the museum’s contemporary art collection.

    Join us for art-making and gallery activities that take their inspiration from these contemporary artists and their work.


    Elizabeth Murray, American, 1940 – 2007, Tempest, 1979, Oil on canvas, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of Art Today, purchased with matching funds from the National Endowment for the Arts 80.7. © Estate of Elizabeth Murray/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. 

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  • Wacky Wednesday

    Jul 13th, 2016
    10:00am - Noon
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join us at the Brooks for a fun, family friendly summer of art and film! Every Wednesday in June and July, a variety of children’s short films will be showing in the auditorium and families will be making art together in our drop-in studio.

    Come in, cool off, and explore our new hands-on family art gallery, Inside Art.

    Please plan accordingly for Wacky Wednesday’s five to one child-to-adult chaperone ratio (five children for every one adult).  Sponsored by Thomas & Betts.

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  • Documentary Film: Karima: A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl

    Jul 13th, 2016
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid ID/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    Following up on his stereotype-shattering photography series Kesh Angels which depicts the girl biker gangs of Marrakesh, artist Hassan Hajjaj spent time documenting his favorite “Kesh Angel” character: Karima who is a mother, wife, artist, henna artist, local icon and graduate of what he calls “the university of street life.” Known for breezing through Marrakesh on her bike with her vibrant veils and textile abayas and djabellas fluttering in her wake, Karima is also a normal woman who works eight-to-ten hours a day. Though his film Hajjaj, paints a more complex vision of contemporary Islamic gender roles.

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars, organized by the Newark Museum and on view through September 4.

    Director: Hassan Hajjaj | Morocco | 2015 | 82 minutes

    Tickets

    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

    Jul 14th, 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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  • Wacky Wednesday

    Jul 20th, 2016
    10:00am - Noon
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join us at the Brooks for a fun, family friendly summer of art and film! Every Wednesday in June and July, a variety of children’s short films will be showing in the auditorium and families will be making art together in our drop-in studio.

    Come in, cool off, and explore our new hands-on family art gallery, Inside Art.

    Please plan accordingly for Wacky Wednesday’s five to one child-to-adult chaperone ratio (five children for every one adult).  Sponsored by Thomas & Betts.

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  • Documentary Film: Moana with Sound

    Jul 20th, 2016
    7:00pm - 8:40pm
    $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid ID/Free with VIP Film Pass.

    After the triumphant success of his true-life Arctic adventure Nanook of the North (1922), director Robert J. Flaherty journeyed with his wife Frances and their children to the South Seas island of Savai'i to capture on film the exotic lifestyles of the Samoan people.

    It was in a 1926 review of Moana that the word "documentary" was first used in a cinematic context (John Grierson commented that the film had "documentary value"). While Moana may not have been a documentary in the purest sense of the word—the Flahertys "cast" the leading roles and required them to wear traditional clothing, and restaged certain rituals that had, by 1923, already become obsolete—what the filmmakers achieved was even greater. The Flahertys resurrected the recently vanished customs of the Samoan people while they still lingered in the minds of the elders, and dramatized these struggles for survival just before modernization permanently altered the cultural landscape of the island.

    In 1975, the Flahertys' daughter Monica ventured back to Savai’i, with documentarian Richard Leacock, to record a new audio track comprised of the sounds of the island and voices in the regional dialect—completed in 1980 and released as Moana With Sound. This edition of Moana With Sound, restored by Bruce Posner and Sami van Ingen (great-grandson of the Flahertys), marks the first time Monica's soundtrack has been married to a pristine 35mm print of Moana and allows the landmark motion picture to be seen—and heard—in its full glory.

    Directors: Robert Flaherty & Frances Hubbard Flaherty | USA | 1926/1980 | 98 minutes | Samoan with English subtitles

    Tickets

    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

    Jul 21st, 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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