On View

Christian Siriano: People Are People

Christian Siriano: People Are People honors famed American designer Christian Siriano’s electrifying contributions to fashion. Drawn from his extensive archive, the exhibition features bold creations from Siriano’s fifteen year career that celebrate self-expression for everyone.

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Christian Siriano prepping his 2019 Met Gala look for Janelle Monáe, Christian Siriano: People Are People, 2021, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia


Summer Art Garden: Creatures of Paradise

Bask in the summer air on the museum’s plaza surrounded by vibrant and whimsical creatures at our second annual Summer Art Garden! This year’s featured artist is the Memphis-based duo Banana Plastik with their installation Creatures of Paradise, where monstrous bugs and tiny Thumbelinas relax in a fantasy landscape.

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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. Photo Credit, Lucy Garrett

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

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Christmas Eve


Christmas Day


New Year's Day


Monday + Tuesday



10a – 8p


10a – 4p


10a – 4p


10a – 5p


11a - 5p

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

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Art & A Movie: 'Hairspray'

April 17, 2024
5:30 - 8p

Christian Siriano isn't the sole LGBTQ icon forged by the art and culture of Baltimore. The city is also home to one of the most audaciously subversive figures of the 20th century: director, actor, and author John Waters, whose name has been synonymous with Charm City since 1946.

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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.

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Echoes of Angels: A Live Performance in the Moss Gallery

April 21, 2024
Doors 2p | Performance by Iris Collective 3p

Experience an evening of Renaissance art and music in the Moss Gallery with Iris Collective.

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Gallery Talk: Samilia Colar

April 24, 2024
6 - 7p

Join us for a dynamic gallery talk in the exhibition 'Christian Siriano: People Are People', led by local designer Samilia Colar.

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Chalkfest 2024

April 27, 2024
10a - 1p

We need you, your friends, and your family to join local artists and transform your museum's plaza into the most colorful work of art on April 27, 10a - 1p.

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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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