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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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Address: 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2765
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+1 901-544-6200
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The state's oldest and largest art museum.

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Our first visit to the Brooks Museum

The current special exhibition, A Feast for the Eyes: 200 Years of American Still-Life Painting from the Hevrdejs Collection is well-done and interesting. We didn't have time to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The current special exhibition, A Feast for the Eyes: 200 Years of American Still-Life Painting from the Hevrdejs Collection is well-done and interesting. We didn't have time to see much of the permanent collection. The grounds are nice and there's a coffee shop cafe.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't a very large museum. I was able to go through all of the exhibits, and even after pausing to read about every piece, I was in and out in only 3 hours. Many of the pieces are from artists originating from the area, so there's a sense of local appeal. There are also a couple of halls dedicated... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was stunned at the breadth of the collections at this wonderful fine art museum. Topnotch contemporary exhibitions as well.

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Thank rawlinsarchive
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a good showing of the Masters in Art here and worth the trip to see. Interesting building, too!

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Thank shchristy
Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

"The Brooks" has art of various times, so everyone can find something of interest. The Carroll Cloar paintings especially interested us. On the top floor there is a wonderful room where children can become part of paintings by donning costumes, posing in front of backdrops, and commenting on the works of art they have seen.

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Thank Kay J
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Brooks is a smallish average regional art museum. It appears they are making an effort to please elementary school children which is laudable but don’t expect art that will challenge adult big city museum regulars. Folk art, cowboy art , regional art is prized which I assume are a hit with local donors.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I have been going here my whole life but they recently redid a lot and it's beautiful. I love the permanent collection and the ever changing exhibits are usually wonderful. The outdoor exhibit is great too and I'm glad it's bringing more people for the museum.

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Thank Mango J
Lake Placid, New York
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Before my visit to Memphis, I found out that Brooks museum of art have painting created by Dutch, Italian painters of 15/16 Century. I was intrigued to see it. Unfortunately for us we came 45 minutes before museum was closing doors. We still had time to visit 3 rooms with collection of Dutch, Italian painters. Small but awesome collection. My... More 

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Thank Dmitry F
Daviston, AL
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was such a great collection of art. I was so surprised by such a variation in the collection. I also got to see the Red Grooms exhibit. WOW! There is a little something for everyone, and I LOVED it!

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Thank MoranCarlisle
Springfield, VA
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We enjoyed visiting this museum. There are many areas under new construction, but this was a great way to spend a few hours in Memphis away from a lot of the traditional sights.

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