April - October

Henry Ossawa Tanner: The Thankful Poor

This work is one of the artist's last known “genre” paintings—images that depict everyday or ordinary domestic scenes—before he transitioned almost exclusively to religious scenes.

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March 15 - June 5

Paradise Lost: Albrecht Dürer's Stolen Eden

In the 1970s, a woodcut by one of the world's greatest printmakers, the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, was stolen from the Brooks. This print, the Expulsion of Adam and Eve, was part of a complete set of thirty-six illustrations and a title page known as the Small Passion.

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January 29 - April 17 | April 23 - July 3, 2022

Due South: Ke Francis and Hoopsnake Press

Due South: Ke Francis and Hoopsnake Press is built around seven of Ke Francis’ books that exemplify his work as a narrative artist living and working in the South.

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Henry Ossawa Tanner, American, 1859 - 1937, 'The Thankful Poor', 1894, oil on canvas
Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471 - 1528 'The Expulsion From Paradise' (detail), from the Small Passion (1511), ca. 1510, Woodcut, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Estate of W. H. Foote
Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471 - 1528 'The Expulsion From Paradise' (detail), from the Small Passion (1511), ca. 1510, Woodcut, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Estate of W. H. Foote

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Open in Overton Park

The Brooks is Memphis' art museum. Until we move Downtown, we're OPEN in Overton Park. Come explore your museum and its 29 galleries, 2 art classrooms, print study room, research library, and professional auditorium.

About the Brooks

Hours

Monday + Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

10a – 8p

Thursday

10a – 4p

Friday

10a – 4p

Saturday

10a – 5p

Sunday

11a - 5p

Every Wednesday, your museum is FREE and open late!

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Voices at the Brooks: Big Sound, Small Passion

June 4, 2022
1- 3p.m.

Join billboard gospel artist and host Courtney Franklin along with many more great Memphis gospel acts in an afternoon of performances at the Brooks to mark the closing weekend of Paradise Lost: Albrecht Dürer's Stolen Eden.

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Education at the Brooks Museum

At the Brooks, we believe art is a unifying force. We see how art inspires creativity, dialogue, and communal spirit. That is why we strive to make art accessible to the whole community, in and outside the museum.

The Brooks Museum in Overton Park

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Become a member and get more out of your Brooks experience.

Unlimited free museum admission
Invitations to exclusive opening receptions
Free admission to select Art Open Late events
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