Angels & Tomboys & Truants & Divas & Men

[caption id="attachment_5091" align="alignnone" width="375"] "Well, it was lovely to see you all, but it has been a long journey - I think I will retire to my pedestal for the night." [/caption] [caption id="attachment_5092" align="alignnone" width="500"] "Paul and Luis! I'm in good hands." [/caption] [caption id="attachment_5093" align="alignnone" width="375"] "No, that can't be right- it's 35 1/2 x 29 x 18 inches, 450 pounds. Firm. It is a bit chilly in the galleries... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, April 15, 2013
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You Can Go Home Again

Guest Blogger Erin Williams on Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey In the quarter-century that I have spent in and around the city that I refer to as my second home - the place where I spent more summers, weekends, holidays, weekdays and all the days in between with my extended family, not once had the time ever been taken to go to the Brooks Museum. That time ended yesterday. I was automatically tickled at the intricately placed yarn bombs as I walked up the... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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Angels and/or Tomboys or Both or Neither: Girlhood in the 21st-Century

[caption id="attachment_4932" align="alignnone" width="761"] It's called a 'knit bomb'.[/caption] A group known as the Memphis Knit Mafia rallied last month to weave a 21st-Century response to the Brooks’  Angels & Tomboys  exhibition around the walkways, architectural elements, and pedestals punctuating the Museum’s outdoor plaza. From MKM’s call to action, fellow Memphian knitters came forth; trafficking tote bag after tote bag chock-a-block vibrant swatches of knit work... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, April 4, 2013
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