• Café Conversations: Black Resistance

    Feb 21st, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    This special Café Conversation, programmed by The Collective (The CLTV), will inspire thought, action, and change.

    The event will begin with poetry from Nubia Yasin one of The CLTV’s brilliant poets, presented in response to the Withers photographs on exhibition and a performance by singer Tia Henderson. Participants then move to the Café Conversation where moderator Doc Dillard will talk through three to four issues facing the Black community in Memphis. The participants will break into small groups, and each group will be assigned one of the issues discussed to create short, mid, and long-term responses to their issue. The evening will end with an informal presentation of their findings.


    In partnership with The Collective (The CLTV)


    Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 – 2007, Coretta Scott King and Mourners, Main Street, Memphis, April 8, 1968, Gelatin silver print, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase; funds provided by Sara and Kevin Adams, Deupree Family Foundation, Henry and Lynne Turley, Kaywin Feldman and Jim Lutz, and Marina Pacini and David McCarthy  2006.31.135 © Withers Family Trust

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Feb 22nd, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday.

    Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size.

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  • Member Opening: African-Print Fashion Now!

    Feb 23rd, 2018
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Celebrate the opening of African-Print Fashion Now! with a red carpet entrance photographed by Ziggy Mack, a fashion show by Memphis Fashion Week, and entertainment by Siphne Aaye.

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    Not yet a member? Join online or call 901 544 6230.


    Ituen Bassey, designer (b. Nigeria), Ituen Basi, based in Lagos, Nigeria, and London, United Kingdom, Ngozi Dress, “Independence” collection, 2010, African-print cloth, Courtesy of the Designer, Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com

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  • 25th Anniversary Moss Society Dinner

    Feb 24th, 2018
    6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Join fellow Moss Society members for the 25 anniversary Moss Society Dinner in celebration of African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style.

    Click here to become part of this exclusive level of museum supporters.


    Inge van Lierop, designer (b. the Netherlands), Vlisco, the Netherlands, Dress, “Hommage à L’Art” collection, 2013, Vlisco wax print, Courtesy Vlisco Museum, Foundation Pieter Fentener van Vlissingen, Helmond, the Netherlands, Photo: Koen Hause

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  • Art Therapy Information Session

    Feb 25th, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Interested in learning more about the profession and practice of art therapy?

    Join us for an informative session led by the Brooks’ Art Therapy Access Program art therapist, Paige Scheinberg, MS, ATR, who will introduce you to the history, treatment goals, unique benefits, and settings in which you may find and/or utilize an art therapist. Participants interested in becoming an art therapist will also learn about the education and training needed to become a credentialed art therapist.

    This is a free event, but please RSVP below.

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Mar 1st, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday.

    Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size.

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  • FULL: Tea and Tour for Seniors: African-Print Fashion Now!

    Mar 1st, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    $3 per person/Free for Brooks membership

    Enjoy a tour of the museum’s special exhibition, African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style, followed by tea and treats in the Terrace Room.

    This tour is now full. More guided tours of this exhibition can be found here.


    Ken Traoré, designer (b. Senegal), Kenya’s Style, based in Dakar, Senegal, Pagne et marinière, 2016, African-print cloth, Courtesy Fowler Museum at UCLA, Photo: Leslie W. Rabine

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  • Talk: Tom Lee, Decorative Arts Trust’s Board President

    Mar 2nd, 2018
    10:30am - 11:30am
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    A BROOKS MUSEUM LEAGUE EVENT

    Tom Lee, current president of the Decorative Art Trust (DAT) will offer insight on this fellow Brooks Museum support group.

    He will speak about its history, DAT supported programs, and some of the decorative art pieces DAT has contributed to the museum over the years.

    After his talk, a docent will lead a brief tour featuring a few of the items in the museum’s collection.

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  • Workshop: Headwraps by Gift Wraps

    Mar 4th, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    In conjunction with African-Print Fashion Now!, Gift Wraps is presenting a hands-on workshop teaching you how to wrap and wear different headwrap adornment styles.

    These styles will include double braids, crown, bow, bun, and more. Co-Founders Kenya Adjekum-Bradshaw and Rochelle Griffin will also share information about the history of Ankara prints and the importance of headwraps in fashion.

    *Headwraps will be available for purchase.


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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Mar 8th, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday.

    Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size.

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  • ChalkFest

    Mar 10th, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join local artists in transforming the Brooks plaza into a colorful canvas at this exciting annual spring festival.

    Invite your friends and bring the whole family for a fun day of live performances, food trucks, hands-on art-making, games, exploring the galleries, and more!

    Bring your own chalk or buy a box from us for $3. Cash only please.

    Please leave your furry friends at home.

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  • Pi(e) Day at the Brooks!

    Mar 14th, 2018
    10:00am - 8:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Celebrate National Pi Day and Lisa Hoke’s Pie in the Sky, currently on view in the museum rotunda, with pi and pie-related activities. 


    Lisa Hoke, American, b. 1952, Pie in the Sky, 2017, Cardboard packaging, glue and hardware, Commissioned by Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 2017

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  • Tour: African-Print Fashion Now! with Andrea Fenise

    Mar 14th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    Join us for a fantastic guided tour of African-Print Fashion Now! by special guest, Andrea Fenise, a local professional stylist and creative entrepreneur.

    No reservations are required. Limited to 30.


    Image: ANDREA FENISE LIFESTYLE DESIGN GROUP

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  • Homeschool Day: African-Print Fashion Now!

    Mar 15th, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free.

    This Homeschool Day session will focus on the spring exhibition, African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style.

    During our Homeschool Days, families can choose from a variety of activities: scavenger hunts, self-guided tours, a drop-in art-making activity, and docent-led tours at 10:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.


    Patricia Waota, designer (b. Côte d’Ivoire), K-Yélé, based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Lady Evening Dress, made for the Vlisco Fashion Show, March 28, 2015, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Vlisco wax print, Courtesy Uniwax (the Vlisco Group), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com

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  • Yoga Thursdays

    Mar 15th, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Pay what it's worth.

    Misti Rae Holton leads a vinyasa yoga class in our breathtaking Schilling Gallery every Thursday.

    Bring your own mat and a towel or small blanket.

    Due to the proximity of art, no water allowed. Limited class size.

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  • The Rothchild Style: A presentation by Ulrich Leben

    Mar 17th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:30am
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    A DECORATIVE ARTS TRUST EVENT

    Ulrich Leben is the Associate Curator of Furniture, The Rothchild Collection, at Waddesdon Manor and Special Exhibition Curator at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. He is a scholar of European decorative and fine arts and has lent his expertise to several international exhibitions. He will recount some of the history of the Rothchild Collection including stories of the many fascinating guests who visited.

    From their origins in Frankfurt's Jewish ghetto, the Rothchilds became the most powerful banking family of the 19th century. The five brothers, symbolised by the five arrows on their family crest, set up a multinational bank in Europe's financial capitals.

    Baron Ferdinand, the builder of Waddesdon Manor, was born in Paris, raised in Frankfurt and Vienna, and moved permanently to England in 1860. He married once to his distant cousin Evelina who died only one year later in childbirth along with their child. Ferdinand devoted his energy to travel and collecting works of art. He was intrigued by history, particularly of 18th century France, so when he decided to build a country home to entertain his friends and display his treasures, he looked to the chateaus of France for his model. His social circle spanned from the royals to historians, explorers and writers. He became a Member of Parliament and was a trustee of the British Museum.

    Included with museum admission/Free for Brooks membership.

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