Anyone with internet access can now enjoy paintings, sculpture, and more from the 100-year-old Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, thanks to the Brooks eMuseum. The musuem’s online collection can be accessed from the homepage or by clicking on Collections. You can even create your own collection by saving your favorite works to a "MyCollection" folder.
Learn how you can explore the eMuseum by using different search techniques.
Collection - Sculpture
Another example of searching by artist is by entering an artist name, such as Carroll Cloar.
Type Carroll Cloar into the search bar & press enter.
A list of works by Cloar will show up.
The list can be viewed by image (view lightbox) or by list.
Keyword - Beale Street
Test your skills! Come up with your own subject and use eMuseum to learn about what artworks are in our permanent collection.
Object number - 80.7
When you see a work in the galleries, notice the number at the end of the label. That is the object number.
Type 80.7 into the search bar & press enter.
The record for that work will show up.
Information will include the artist name, title, date, medium, credit line, copyright, and if the work is on view.
If there is not a copyright line, that image can be printed out and used for educational purposes.
Some works will have additional information.
If you see a magnifying glass symbol, the image can be enlarged to show greater detail.
Some records will have audio guide bars that you can click to listen. For instance the record for Tempest includes two audio files.
These listings can also be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Test your skills! Using the eMuseum search the following object numbers to learn more about the works:
2001.10 – Tennessee S Curve
97.2.1 – Elephant Society Mask
93.4 – Au pied de la falaise (At the Foot of the Cliff)
Use "Advance Search" on the menu to the right if you wish to search for artwork using more than one filter (or criteria) such as: paintings + 19th century.
On the menu to the right is also a resource called "MyCollection." To sort and save a group of your favorite works, register your name and password and create MyCollection folders.
Once you are logged in, you will see a red "Add to MyCollection" button.
Any work you are viewing can be added to your folder by pressing this button.
Click here to download a printable pdf of these instructions.