Wine and the Brooks: A Delicious History

Why Wine? Things are starting to get a little crazy at the museum, particularly in the development department. We’re about to head into what we call “wine season.” Each spring we throw several wine-related fundraising events – The Fleming’s Wine Dinner, Brooks Uncorked, Patrons Dinner, and the Grand Auction. Starting in January we collect wine and other items from donors across the region to auction off at these events. Lindsey Hedgepeth is the one who coordinates all of these... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, January 21, 2011
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Meghan Wilcox: Reflection of an Internship

Last semester my passion for the arts and desire to work within the field were strengthened tremendously. Looking back, I can honestly say that I owe a great deal of this heightened fervor to my time spent at the Brooks Museum. During my internship I learned a lot about the inner-workings of museums, their relationships with other institutions, and the public in general. This experience has opened my eyes to a side of the “non-profit” sector which I had not seen before. As a result of this... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, January 14, 2011
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My Favorite Piece at the Brooks: A Before I Worked Here Perspective

[caption id="attachment_3200" align="aligncenter" width="199" caption="Abbott H. Thayer, American, 1849 - 1921, Gladys, ca. 1915, Oil on Canvas, Gift of Mr. Francis M Weld 44.1, detail"] [/caption] When I was in my last year of school, I contemplated where I wanted to obtain an internship and where I might want to work. After visiting several local museums, I returned to the Brooks because of the way I felt emotionally and physically when I viewed the works there. I liked the openness of... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, January 7, 2011
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