Oct 7 - Jan 8

Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak's Designs for Opera and Ballet

Calling all wild things, mischievous children, and lovable characters! Come to the Brooks and be transported from page to stage to faraway places...

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January 27 - May 7, 2023

Tommy Kha: Eye is Another

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January 20 - February 19, 2023

2023 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

Every year, we are honored to host what some artists have called the "championships for our young artists": the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards. Featuring more than 135 artworks by the Mid South's best and brightest creative youths, this visual celebration of the Mid South's best creativity is sure to inspire and give you hope for tomorrow.

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Maurice Sendak, 'Diorama of Moishe scrim and flower proscenium (Where the Wild Things Are),' 1979-1983, watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite pencil on laminated paperboard. © The Maurice Sendak Foundation. The Morgan Library & Museum, Bequest of Maurice Sendak, 2013.103:69, 70, 71.
Tommy Kha, 'Eye is Another', 2022-23, Inkjet prints on Photo Tex, dimensions variable
Tommy Kha, 'Eye is Another', 2022-23, Inkjet prints on Photo Tex, dimensions variable
Amellia Hausmann, 'Colorful Breeze' | Hutchison School 2022 Senior Best-In-Show
Amellia Hausmann, 'Colorful Breeze' | Hutchison School 2022 Senior Best-In-Show

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, 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!

Plan your visit

"Nutcracker: the Motion Picture" Movie Screening

December 3, 2022

Join us for a free screening of "Nutcracker: the Motion Picture" featuring set and costume design by Maurice Sendak!

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'Where the Wild Things Are' Movie Screening

January 7, 2023

Join us for a screening of Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are" adaptation of Maurice Sendak's story on Saturday, January 7th.

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Maurice Sendak Through the Lens of Opera- a Tour with Ben Smith

January 8, 2023

Join us for a tour of Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak's Designs for Opera and Ballet with Ben Smith

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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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