First Tennessee loans Carroll Cloar painting to Brooks Museum

First Tennessee Bank has loaned the museum Carroll Cloar’s Historic Encounter Between E.H. Crump and W.C. Handy on Beale Street . The painting is now on view in the Carroll Cloar Gallery for the next six months. Brooks Museum Curator Stanton Thomas explains the historical significance of this painting: In this work, Cloar imagines a meeting between W.C. Handy and Edward "Boss" Crump before Beale Street's Old Daisy Theatre. Known as the "Father of the... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Brooks Museum’s Pissarro painting spends time in Paris

It’s the first week of spring and one of our paintings featuring this season is spending time in Paris.   Stanton Thomas, Curator of European and Decorative Art, accompanied Camille Pissarro’s Printemps à Éragny (Springtime in Éragny) to France earlier this month. This is Stanton in front of the Gare du Nord (Northern Train Station) during his time in Paris.   The painting is currently on view at Musée du Luxembourg, Paris as part of... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Art of Collecting

Why do people collect art? Is it the pursuit of beauty? A way to connect to history? Or, to quote one passionate collector, is it simply a "genetic defect?" Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art founder Alice Walton, Memphis philanthropist Pitt Hyde and former NBA player/Grizzlies minority owner Elliott Perry shared their passion for art collecting at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art on Wednesday, March 8 during a nearly hour-long conversation that was stimulating, often... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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Five Women Artists: Vol. 1

Can you name five women artists? In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we are joining the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in their effort to showcase works of art made by women. Throughout the month of March we are highlighting five women artists whose works are part of our permanent collection. Since its very beginning, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has been shaped by the contributions of talented and inspired women. The museum itself... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, March 6, 2017
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