On View

Thomas Jackson: Chaotic Equilibrium

Pennsylvania-based artist Thomas Jackson (b. 1971; Philadelphia) harnesses the wind and lightweight fabrics to create ethereal works of art that blur the boundaries between landscape photography, sculpture, and kinetic art. 

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October 2023 – May 2024

China Blues: The World of Blue & White Ceramics

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has recently received a generous gift of 95 spectacular works of Chinese art. The collection includes a range of objects from the Ming and Qing dynasties in a wide array of materials, including beautifully carved jades, paintings, textiles, and ceramics.

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August 17, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Black American Portraits

Black American Portraits reframes the history of portraiture to center Black American subjects, sitters, and spaces. The exhibition chronicles the many ways in which Black Americans have used portraiture to envision themselves in their own eyes.

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Chaotic Equilibrium
Unknown Maker, Chinese Blue and White Melon-shaped Vase, late 19th century Porcelain 14 x 15 in. (35.6 x 38.1 cm) Proposed gift of the Peabody Place Museum Foundation PA.2022.40.36
Unknown Maker, Chinese Blue and White Melon-shaped Vase, late 19th century Porcelain 14 x 15 in. (35.6 x 38.1 cm) Proposed gift of the Peabody Place Museum Foundation PA.2022.40.36
Barkley Leonnard Hendricks, 'Self Portrait', 1977, © Barkley L. Hendricks. Rennie Collection, Vancouver
Barkley Leonnard Hendricks, 'Self Portrait', 1977, © Barkley L. Hendricks. Rennie Collection, Vancouver
Chaotic Equilibrium

On View

Thomas Jackson: Chaotic Equilibrium

Pennsylvania-based artist Thomas Jackson (b. 1971; Philadelphia) harnesses the wind and lightweight fabrics to create ethereal works of art that blur the boundaries between landscape photography, sculpture, and kinetic art. 

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Thomas Jackson: Chaotic Equilibrium
Unknown Maker, Chinese Blue and White Melon-shaped Vase, late 19th century Porcelain 14 x 15 in. (35.6 x 38.1 cm) Proposed gift of the Peabody Place Museum Foundation PA.2022.40.36

October 2023 – May 2024

China Blues: The World of Blue & White Ceramics

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has recently received a generous gift of 95 spectacular works of Chinese art. The collection includes a range of objects from the Ming and Qing dynasties in a wide array of materials, including beautifully carved jades, paintings, textiles, and ceramics.

Learn More
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China Blues: The World of Blue & White Ceramics
Barkley Leonnard Hendricks, 'Self Portrait', 1977, © Barkley L. Hendricks. Rennie Collection, Vancouver

August 17, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Black American Portraits

Black American Portraits reframes the history of portraiture to center Black American subjects, sitters, and spaces. The exhibition chronicles the many ways in which Black Americans have used portraiture to envision themselves in their own eyes.

Learn More
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Black American Portraits

Plan your visit

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, two art classrooms, print study room, research library, and professional auditorium.

About the Brooks

Hours

Christmas Eve

Closed

Christmas Day

Closed

New Year's Day

Closed

Monday + Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

10a – 8p

Thursday

10a – 4p

Friday

10a – 4p

Saturday

10a – 5p

Sunday

11a - 5p

Every Saturday, Memphis' art museum is FREE from 10a - 12p!

Plan your visit
There are no upcoming events at this time.

Super Saturday - Families & Community

December 9, 2023
10a - 12p

The first Saturday of every month at your art museum is Super Saturday!

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Figure Drawing Class

December 13, 2023
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

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Black Lodge Film Series: Nightmare before Christmas & Gremlins

December 13, 2023
5:30 - 8:00p

We invite you all to join us for our film series programmed by Memphis favorite, Black Lodge Video

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Cookies & Caroling in the Park

December 14, 2023
5 - 7p

Join us on December 14th from 5:00 - 7:00p for a FREE & fun night of holiday festivities at your art museum!

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Figure Drawing Class

December 16, 2023
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

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Jazz in the Galleries: Saturday Series

December 16, 2023
Noon - 2p

In partnership with Memphis Jazz Workshop- every third Saturday of the month enjoy good jazz and great times in the galleries at your art museum. Join us from noon - 2p for an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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Super Saturday - Music in Art with Opera Memphis

January 6, 2024
10a - 12p

Explore the connection between music and visual arts at your art museum on January 6 at Super Saturday!

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Figure Drawing Class

January 10, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

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Figure Drawing Class

January 20, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

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Jazz Saturdays

January 20, 2024
Noon - 2p

In partnership with Memphis Jazz Workshop- every third Saturday of the month enjoy good jazz and great times in the galleries at your art museum. Join us from noon - 2p for an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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Homeschool Day - Black History Month

February 8, 2024
10a - 1p

We are excited to celebrate Black History Month and explore Black artists in the collection with you & your family.

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Figure Drawing Class

February 14, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

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Figure Drawing Class

February 17, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

Learn More

Jazz Saturdays

February 17, 2024
Noon - 2p

In partnership with Memphis Jazz Workshop- every third Saturday of the month enjoy good jazz and great times in the galleries at your art museum. Join us from noon - 2p for an experience the whole family will enjoy.

Learn More

Figure Drawing Class

March 13, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

Learn More

Figure Drawing Class

March 16, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

Learn More

Jazz Saturdays

March 16, 2024
Noon - 2p

In partnership with Memphis Jazz Workshop- every third Saturday of the month enjoy good jazz and great times in the galleries at your art museum. Join us from noon - 2p for an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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Homeschool Day - Women's History Month

March 17, 2024
10a - 1p

Learn more about the Women represented in Memphis' art collection and their history as we celebrate Women's History Month

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Figure Drawing Class

April 10, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

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Homeschool Day - Fashion as Art

April 11, 2024
10a - 1p

Homeschool Day hits the runway on April 11th, as we celebrate the opening of Christian Siriano: People Are People!

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Figure Drawing Class

April 20, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

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Jazz Saturdays

April 20, 2024
Noon - 2p

In partnership with Memphis Jazz Workshop- every third Saturday of the month enjoy good jazz and great times in the galleries at your art museum. Join us from noon - 2p for an experience the whole family will enjoy.

Learn More

Figure Drawing Class

May 8, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

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Figure Drawing Class

May 18, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

Learn More

Jazz Saturdays

May 18, 2024
Noon - 2p

In partnership with Memphis Jazz Workshop- every third Saturday of the month enjoy good jazz and great times in the galleries at your art museum. Join us from noon - 2p for an experience the whole family will enjoy.

Learn More

Figure Drawing Class

June 12, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

Learn More

Figure Drawing Class

June 15, 2024
2nd Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month

Figure Drawing is back by popular demand! Artists of all levels can practice and increase their skills drawing the human form at Memphis' art museum.

Learn More

Jazz Saturdays

June 15, 2024
Noon - 2p

In partnership with Memphis Jazz Workshop- every third Saturday of the month enjoy good jazz and great times in the galleries at your art museum. Join us from noon - 2p for an experience the whole family will enjoy.

Learn More

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
More Benefits

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There are many ways for individuals, foundations, and corporations to support Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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