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Discover the wide range of art and special programming that makes the Brooks Museum unique.

Our members help us care for the Brooks’ treasured collection of over 10,000 artworks spanning 5,000 years of global culture. Your support brings that art to life in meaningful ways for thousands of visitors each year.

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Become a member and get the most out of your Brooks experience.

Discover the wide range of art and special programming that makes the Brooks Museum unique. Memberships start at only $50, and include all the core membership benefits like unlimited free museum admission, free admission to selected Art Open Late events, invitations to exclusive members-only opening receptions, and even reciprocal membership at over 200 museums. Enhance your connection with the museum and the world of art by becoming a member today.

Unlimited free museum admission

Invitations to exclusive opening receptions

Free admission to select Art Open Late events

Reciprocal membership at over 200 museums

Ways to Give

There are many ways for individuals, foundations, and corporations to support Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. In return, the museum thanks members and sponsors with special privileges, discounts, and naming opportunities.

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Annual Fund

With less than 12% of its budget provided by government funding, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art relies on the generosity of friends and supporters to meet operating costs and other expenses.


The Brooks Endowment was created in 1989 to provide a permanent source of income for the operating needs of the museum.

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Gifts of Art

Patron gifts play a pivotal role in the expansion of the Brooks’ collection. Gifts of art to the Brooks not only increase the quantity but also the quality of the permanent collection.

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Honor + Memorials

Honoring a loved one through memorials/honorariums to the Brooks can be a wonderful way to pay tribute while helping us continue to enrich lives.

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Planned Giving

Planned gifts provide a lasting connection, inspiring tomorrow’s members and patrons with a guarantee that the Brooks will continue collecting, exhibiting, and preserving exquisite art for the enjoyment and education of our entire community.


Sponsorships help the Brooks meet its mission of enriching lives while engaging your organization in the cultural life of our community. Sponsorships of Brooks exhibitions, programs, artworks, and other opportunities are available to businesses, community groups, and individuals. Sponsorship benefits can be tailored to meet your marketing needs and can include recognition and visibility, free employee admission, event tickets, employee discounts, and more. Ready to see how sponsorship at the Brooks can boost your business? Contact Director of Development Dorothy McClure at 901-544-6203 or

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Tennessee Arts Commission

The Tennessee Arts Commission was created in 1967 by the Tennessee General Assembly with the special mandate to stimulate and encourage the presentation of the visual, literary, music and performing arts and to encourage public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee. 80% of arts grants are funded by the purchase of specialty license plates. Find your specialty plate today

The Brooks offers a variety of volunteer opportunities depending on your individual interests, skills, and availability. You can help us continue our important work in many ways. Whether you become a docent or help with a mailing or special event, your contribution makes a huge difference.

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Enhance your connection with the world of art

There are many ways for individuals, foundations, and corporations to support Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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