August 11, 2022 to Spring 2023

Memphis on the Mississippi (Ode to Tom Lee)

To further build Memphis' Art Collection, the Brooks has commissioned the Memphis-based artist Carl E. Moore to create a work inspired by our soon-to-be new location Downtown on the banks of the Mississippi River.

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June 24 – September 11, 2022

Another Dimension: Digital Art in Memphis

While digital art has existed since the 1960s, it has experienced increasingly mainstream interest in recent years. Due in part to our shift toward virtual environments during the Covid-19 pandemic, this rise in interest from artists to collectors has also been fueled by the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

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Through February, 2023

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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Carl E. Moore, 'Memphis on the Mississippi (Ode to Tom Lee)', 2022. Acrylic on canvas.
Kenneth Wayne Alexander II, 'Tower of Babel', 2021. Digital video. Courtesy of the artist.
Kenneth Wayne Alexander II, 'Tower of Babel', 2021. Digital video. Courtesy of the artist.
Henry Ossawa Tanner, American, 1859 - 1937, 'The Thankful Poor', 1894, oil on canvas
Henry Ossawa Tanner, American, 1859 - 1937, 'The Thankful Poor', 1894, oil on canvas

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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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Henry Ossawa Tanner: Spirituality as a Subject

August 31, 2022

Join us at the Brooks for a curator talk with Julie Pierotti on Henry Ossawa Tanner's work and impact on art.

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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

Membership

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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