Community Engagement Session 1

02/26/2018, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

StartCo., 88 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 map


At 101 years old, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is about to embark on major change: relocating to a new site overlooking the Mississippi River in the heart of downtown Memphis. As we prepare for this exciting transition, we need your help to ensure that the next 101 years are built on a foundation of community support and the conviction that the Brooks Museum is your museum.

We hope you’ll join us on February 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at StartCo., for a community engagement session to gather public feedback. We’re excited to see you downtown for this event, just a few steps from our future home at Front Street and Union Avenue! (This is one of three upcoming opportunities to engage.)

The entrance to the 88 Union Center is directly across the street from Parking Can Be Fun parking garage and next door to Mesquite Chophouse. We’ll have a friendly face from the Brooks positioned outside to be sure you know where to enter and how to find us!

At the start of each event, we’ll spend a few minutes getting you up to speed on what’s new with us – but mostly, we want to hear from you. There will be several different ways for you to provide feedback that will be critical to us as we begin the process of selecting an architect and creating a vision for our new physical space. We think it’ll get your creative juices flowing, too – plus there’ll be wine, beer and something to snack on.

As you know, a museum is more than a building. We are excited about what the future holds, even as our century-old mission remains consistent: to serve the greater Memphis region as a truly world-class art museum. Help define the next century of the Brooks – join us on February 26!

These community engagement sessions are free to attend and open to the public, but we request that you RSVP via this Facebook event to attend so that we can adequately prepare. Send the link to a friend and ask them to do the same!

Alfred Sisley, French, 1839 - 1899, Le pont d'Argenteuil (The Bridge at Argenteuil), 1872, Oil on canvas, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon 54.64