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Shine Your Light on the World: Sonic Visionaries in African American Music

This post was written by Zandria F. Robinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of Memphis ; Blogger, New South Negress ; and author of  This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South  (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) March participants sing during a Deacons of Defense march through Bogalusa. Song was the glue that helped hold the civil rights community together. It fostered courage in... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Brooks + Memphis Urban League Young Professionals

The National Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering underserved communities. It began in 1910, when Dr. George Edmund Haynes and Ruth Standish Baldwin–a Black man and White woman–found themselves both “deeply concerned about the health and welfare of the African-American migrants,” They started the Committee on Urban Conditions among Negroes (CUAN) in New York City, for those who moved north to escape segregation but did not... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Saturday, March 7, 2015
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This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

Standing (top row L-R ) Chester Collins, Elaine L. Turner, Gwen Glover, David M., Ed Smith, TC Heard Seated (L-R) Johnnie R. Turner, Grace Austin Meacham Several local community members who were active in the Civil Rights Movement attended the opening of the exhibition, including these LeMoyne students who protested the segregation of the Brooks Museum in 1960. On February 1, 1960, four Black students refused to leave a Woolworth’s lunch counter after being denied service. Over 24... Read More
at Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Activist Photographers of Today

This post was written by Sadie Yankello, Rhodes College Intern, in February 2015. The power of peaceful protest has not been lost. And as we have seen in the exhibition This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, photography is an indispensable means by which these moments–personal, powerful, and historical–can be captured. While we may have moved from film canisters to memory cards, documenting non-violent protest is no less relevant for our... Read More
Posted by Claudia Towell at Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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2014 in Review at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

A look back on a year of exhibitions at the museum Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Interactive Gallery preparation with students from Memphis College of Art We started 2014 with pyramids on this blog and pyramids is how we will end it. Last January we mentioned the Pyramids of Giza  in conjunction with a photography exhibition and how, in 1982, the pyramids were moved closer together (digitally) in a photograph to better fit on the cover of National... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Friday, January 2, 2015
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ABC: A Museum-School Program does "Rococo Subversive"

Left: Florine Stettheimer, American, 1871 – 1944, Still Life Number One with Flowers (Flowers Against Wallpaper), ca. 1915, Oil on canvas, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; Gift of the Estate of Miss Ettie Stettheimer  60.21 Right: Student work from Kingsbury Elementary Last week, Art Builds Creativity (ABC) program participants wrapped their first museum visit of the school year.  Students studied Florine Stettheimer's  Still Life Number... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Brooks Announces Major Acquisition Bequest

Untitled weaving by Eva Bernhardt / Eva Bernhardt in her studio Throughout the ages the path of the weaver has been the path of true civilization… there where the loom is waiting, the night of savagery is over. The quote is from the brochure for The Path of the Weaver , an exhibition mounted at the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery (as the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art was known at the time) in 1978. Among the individuals given a prize was Eva Bernhardt—it was just one of many... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Monday, November 24, 2014
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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Announces Search to Identify New Director

Esteemed Phillips Oppenheim Firm to Lead Search Memphis, TN (September 25, 2014) — Nathan Bicks, President of the Board of Trustees of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, announced today that a search committee has been formed and that the Phillips Oppenheim firm of New York City has been selected to lead the search for the new Director of Memphis Brooks Museum, replacing Cameron Kitchin, who leaves the position on September 26. The search committee is chaired by Lisa Kranc,... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Meet Marisol Photo Booth

Saturday was Community Day at the Brooks; the theme "Meet Marisol" was complete with a photobooth for visitors to recreate Marisol's Mi Mama Y Yo in any way they see fit. Here are the results: [gallery type="square"... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Announces Departure of Cameron Kitchin

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees announces the departure of Cameron Kitchin, who has been director of the institution for the past 6 years. Kitchin has been named Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum ; he will begin his new position there on October 1. Nathan Bicks, Chairman of the Brooks’ Board of Trustees, upon announcing Kitchin’s departure, noted "He's a very smart and talented individual—and he is well ensconced in the leading theories of museum management. He's a... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, July 31, 2014
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