Coming to America

Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach, 1914 - 1945

October 14,  2017 - January 7, 2018

The sculptures of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman and William Zorach embody the vitality and vision of four modern artists who—arriving as immigrants in the United States from the growing turbulence of pre-war Europe—responded to the challenges and excitement of American life with extraordinary creativity.

 

 


Rotunda Projects:
Lisa Hoke

October 25, 2017 - June 3, 2018

Lisa Hoke (b. 1952) titled this single over-the-top installation in the Brooks rotunda Pie in the Sky - reflecting both her aspirations for the work, as well as her fears of expecting too much. The dazzling complex abstraction is constructed of recycled and repurposed materials.

 


Drawing Memory:
Essence of Memphis

Currently on view 

Victor Ekpuk, a Nigerian American artist, painted a mural for the new African art galleries in March 2017. His art is inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria.

 

 


Making Our Mark:
A Creative Path for Change

Currently on view

Young men from Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-up (JIFF) came to the Brooks for eight group art therapy sessions to discover how art could help them explore and expand their understanding of self and community.


Selections from William Eggleston's Portfolios

Currently on view

The photographs come out of two of William Eggleston’s large portfolios in the museum’s collection, Eggleston’s Egypt and The Louisiana Project.


Carroll Cloar Gallery

Currently on view

In honor of Carroll Cloar and to commemorate the museum’s hundredth anniversary, the Brooks Museum created a gallery dedicated to his art.