Fashion Illustrator Kris Keys Takes on Art & a Movie

We were fortunate to have Memphis-born, London-based fashion illustrator Kris Keys visit the Brooks last Thursday. Keys sketched the participants in our most recent Art & a Movie program, which featured clock making followed by a screening of the 2010 documentary film Thunder Soul . Working against a soundtrack provided by DJ Leroy Trenton, museum goers sorted through stacks of old 45 rpm records that were donated by Goner Records and Shangri-la Records. Once they found the perfect 45,... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Proposal at the Brooks and She Said Yes! This Job Rocks-Literally!!

Matt Horton just proposed to his girlfriend at the Brooks! Congrats to the happy new engaged couple! Matt came into the museum earlier today to set up the ring in a case. He then came back to the museum with his girlfriend and another couple in tow. He nervously paid admission (I didn't know if I should charge him or not, but I had to!), but he couldn't find his credit card! He finally found it, and then the four of them wandered through the galleries. Then, they... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Sunday, July 15, 2012
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The Brooks is on Pinterest

Check out our brand new Pinterest page packed full of great DIY ideas, exhibitions being built and taken down, staff favorites, inspiration and more! Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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Family Day:The Soul of a City: Memphis Collects African American Art

We had an incredibly fun family day on Saturday, June 23 to celebrate The Soul of a City: Memphis Collects African American Art . Kids of all ages enjoyed several creative art-making activities, including a community weaving inspired by Sonya Clark’s Woven Combs . Artist Anthony Lee did a demonstration of his collage/painting techniques, and he even had a young visitor as for his autograph! Hattiloo Children’s Theatre showcased an updated, contemporary performance of ... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Saturday, July 7, 2012
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