November 11 2023 - January 7 2024
Inspired Aging: Wellness and Creative Courage
The Inspired Aging: Art and Wellness course brings to life the many ways mindfulness and creativity can both inspire and positively impact well-being. Over the span of eight weekly sessions, participants built a new foundation for being more present and compassionate in their daily lives. Together, they learned how to cultivate positive emotions and identify personal strengths. Each week, participants engaged in mindful art viewing practices focusing on Brooks’ permanent collection and special exhibitions. These viewings turned into lively discussions and concluded with process-focused art making of mandalas in the studio. A mandala is a symbol of one’s self and wholeness. This exhibition invites you to explore the mandalas the group created on this unique journey of self-discovery, self-expression, and creative courage.
Artists on View
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Artist + Curator
The 901 Black American Portraits Soundtrack
Listen to a soundtrack of Memphis music that exemplifies Black Love, Power, and Joy. The 901 Black American Portraits Soundtrack celebrates the vibrant legacy and future of Black musicians in the city of Memphis. This playlist was curated by Jared “Jay B” Boyd, a Memphis-based multimedia artist, journalist, DJ, and on-air personality.
MCA Exhibition Questionnaire
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Submitting a questionnaire, which includes a request for an image of an artwork, is essential to be considered for part of the exhibition.
Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
The American art theorist Linda Nochlin (1931-2017) posed this question as the title of a pioneering article in 1971. This essay was considered one of the first major works of Feminist art history, it has become a set text for those who study art internationally, and it is influential in many other fields.