Wednesday, July 8, 2020
What is an art museum without open doors to welcome visitors and members? This is a question that staff at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has grappled with since the museum’s closure on March 16. The first few weeks were jarring as we all collectively adjusted to working from home. I sat in on webinars, talked through weekly staff meetings with my colleagues, and worked to move all programming online. When we think of an art museum, we don’t think of visiting our favorite painting...
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Thursday, July 2, 2020
In Loving Memory
Last week, the Decorative Arts Trust and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art lost one of its dearest friends, Dr. Walter Robert Brown, or "Bob" as he was known to everyone fortunate enough to make his acquaintance.
Bob Brown was one of the most distinguished, beloved, and admired citizens of Memphis: unfailingly gallant and gentlemanly; truly generous and kind; a connoisseur of the decorative arts, especially those of Jacobean and Stuart England; a...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
It’s not too late to join in on 2020 Wacky Wednesday “at home!” We’re only half way through this summer’s series and there are five more free, pdf lesson plans coming your way in July (release dates: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29).
Click here to sign up for free today by completing a brief registration form!
Week FIVE Feature Film : “Omelette” by Madeline Sharafian
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Friday, June 19, 2020
In honor of Juneteenth, the Brooks asked several black creatives based here in Memphis to share what the holiday means to them, and more broadly, their views on the role of art and cultural institutions at this time. The selected individuals -- categorized as “the collector,” “the arts advocate,” “the artist,” “the curator” and “the leader” -- differ in their perspectives and approaches, but are all united in their belief in the power...
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Friday, May 29, 2020
UPDATE June 26, 2020 - It’s not too late to join in on 2020 Wacky Wednesday “at home”!
We are pleased to introduce this summer’s FREE Wacky Wednesday “at home” program!
NEW! SUMMER 2020 - Join us for some Wacky Wednesday fun from home! We've got you covered with customized discussion guides, art-making ideas, and conversation starters to engage your learner in arts enrichment and media literacy learning opportunities at home.
at Friday, May 29, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
While we've all been practicing social distancing and staying "safer at home," many of us have also picked up or expanded our creative practices – from trying new recipes in the kitchen, to planting a new garden, to writing and making art. The ability to explore those creative practices is perhaps one of the silver linings in this storm of change and uncertainty. Perhaps those practices are also things that we should continue to make time...
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Still Life Coloring Page
In celebration of the Brooks Museum's Still Life Challenge, we're featuring one of the many diverse still life paintings in the museum's permanent collection as a downloadable coloring page.
Harriet Cany Peale, (American, 1800 – 1869), Still Life with Lowestoft Bowl , 1857, Oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. Walter Nelson Pharr in honor of his mother, Mrs. Blanche R. Pharr 75.12
In Harriet Cany Peale’s “Still Life...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
BROOKS STILL LIFE CHALLENGE
The Brooks Museum is challenging you to create a still life using the objects that you have at home! Create and share your still life on social media, and then challenge a friend to make one too! Don't forget to tag us @brooksmuseum.
ABOUT STILL LIFES
One of the principal genres of Western art, the still life can include all sorts of man-made and natural objects, such as cut flowers and plants, fruit, vegetables, glassware, metal...
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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Today is the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s Homeschool Day! Even though the museum is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re glad to be able to share this virtual experience with all the families in our community.
Richard Wilson (English, ca. 1713 - 1782), Tivoli: Temple of the Sibyl and the Campagna , ca. 1763-1767, Oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morrie A. Moss 59.26
Inspired by the wide variety of landscapes in the Brooks...
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Congratulations to Gina Von Dee!
Our fashion winner in the Brooks African-Print Design Challenge.
In celebration of our current exhibition, African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style , we partnered with Spoonflower to hold a two-part African-Print Design Challenge that incorporates the repeating design style of African print.
The first part of the challenge invited creatives to design a textile that highlights the dynamic traditions of...
at Tuesday, May 29, 2018