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Recommended Arts Events August 24th - 28th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 24th, 2016

This weekend, embark on a progressive art journey with Cities Aviv performance project and POTS’ Disgraced. Take a Beer Flight, courtesy of Memphis Made and Three Penny Theatre, join MCA on their 32nd annual trip to Horn Island, then wrap things up with some astounding vocals at Jazz-A-Fire! read more »

Topics: MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, CIRCUIT PLAYHOUSE, MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART, EVERGREEN THEATRE, THREEPENNY THEATRE COMPANY, MEMPHIS BLACK ARTS ALLIANCE

Recommended Arts Events August 10th - 14th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 10th, 2016

This weekend, we’re focusing on music and film!  Embark on a journey of discovery - experience a foreign film, an international film and music festival, a panel discussion on blues and a couple of sensational musicals. read more »

Topics: BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, HATTILOO THEATRE, ON LOCATION, PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE

Recommended Arts Events August 4th - 7th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 2nd, 2016

Don’t let the heat stop you from enjoying the last few weeks of summer! See Day into Night at the Memphis Brooks, “whet” your whistle at the Metal Museum and find out what a baobab is. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects.  read more »

Topics: METAL MUSEUM, BAOBAB FILM HOUSE, MEMPHIS BLACK ARTS ALLIANCE, LEMOYNE OWEN COLLEGE LITTLE THEATRE, MURALS, MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART

Recommended Arts Events July 6 - 10th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 5th, 2016

Explore a hands-on family art gallery, learn how an exhibition comes together, see a Southern gothic tale come to life, get your groove on with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, and celebrate the contributions of women in theatre at a weeklong festival! read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Metal Museum, TheatreWorks, Playhouse on the Square, Levitt Shell, Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis, Hattiloo

Celebrate summer solstice with great music and beautiful views

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 21st, 2016

Grab a blanket and chill out by the river with great music and cinema  - in a converted chapel or in the presence of rock stars! read more »

Topics: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Opera Memphis, Memphis Acoustic Music Association, ArtsMemphis, Stax Music Academy, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: December 2 - December 6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 1st, 2015

The end of the year is approaching and it’s time to celebrate!  What better way than to take in a heartwarming holiday show or to treat yourself to a unique gift from a local artist?  read more »

Topics: Concerts International, Member Brooks Museum or Art, Visible Music School, Ballet Memphis

Discover the Arts: November 11 - November 15

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 10th, 2015

The spoken word is inextricably woven with ART - experience this yourself with a weekend full of stories of triumph, American music, the creative process, pride and perspective in the following "only-in-Memphis" experiences.  read more »

Topics: Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Literacy Mid-South, UrbanArt Commission, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: November 4 - November 8

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 3rd, 2015

After last weekend’s wild Halloween celebrations, this weekend is all about taking it easy. From lectures to play-openings, Memphis will host numerous laid back options for arts enthusiasts to enjoy.  read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, The Orpheum Theatre, Brooks Museum of Art, Beckman Arts Center, Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Discover the Arts: September 16 - September 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 15th, 2015

Since some people are thinkers and others are doers. This weekend’s eclectic sampling of arts events caters to Memphians of all sorts. Whether you enjoy relaxing at outdoor concerts or want to try your hand at abstract painting, this weekend’s events will allow you to experience the myriad of arts organizations enlivening Memphis.    read more »

Topics: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, ArtsMemphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Levitt Shell, Music at Second, Fountain Art Gallery

Discover the Arts: August 26 - August 30

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 25th, 2015

Are you curious about public art and the Crosstown neighborhood? Good news. There are several fantastic exhibitions, screenings, award shows and casting calls to satisfy yourcuriosity this week. Choose from an opening reception featuring 14 visual artists with public art projects in Memphis or a collaborative exhibition featuring works from several artists living and/or working in the Klondike Smokey City, New Chicago and Crosstown neighborhoods. Or are animated films, the performance arts, acting and filmmaking  more your speed? Check out a film ... read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Crosstown Arts, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Ostrander Awards, Katori Hall

Discover the Arts: July 15 - July 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 14th, 2015

Multiply your summer fun! This week’s art events and performances feature multi-media, multi-creative practices and multi-instrumentalists.  There’s a contemporary art show created in response to socially conscious music from the Stax Records catalog, a festival celebrating the largest graffiti mural in Memphis, a Digital-Rock-Bboy-Jam inspired block party with art-making, music, film, and dance, and a Brazilian choro concert. read more »

Topics: West Tennessee Choro, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Paint Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: July 8 - July 12

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 7th, 2015

Experience the vulnerability, self-sacrifice, faith, and devotion it takes to make art. Open up with an art show of haunting drawings and paintings. Survive the world premiere of a play set in the mountains of Appalachia. Be exalted by joyful gospel music. Get an introduction to one of the most magnetic characters ever to grace the screen.  read more »

Topics: Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, TheatreWorks, Abundant Grace Fellowship, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: June 17 - June 21

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 16th, 2015

Thursday evening was made for going to arts events - start your weekend early with no regrets the next morning! This Thursday, June 18- Enjoy the nectar of the gods and the music of the devil, attend a free chamber music festival, make art and see a movie, or take a guided sculpture tour. Plus, two not to miss bonus events.  read more »

Topics: Beale Street Caravan, Luna Nova Music, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Playhouse on the Square, Memphis Slim House

Discover the Arts: June 4 - June 7

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 2nd, 2015

Welcome to summer break. Hit up the amazing shows, lectures and performances going on including a presentation on muralism in international contexts, a darkc omedic odyssey, a Midsummer Nights Dream, and a large-scale multi-media installation incorporating audio, video, digital photographs, and tamale leaves!  read more »

Topics: UrbanArt Commission, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Crosstown Arts, Centro Cultural

Discover the Arts: May 6-10

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 5th, 2015

Sing and dance your heart out! See a play based on a classic Shakespeare comedy, marvel at a documentary about a form of dance that originated in Memphis, hear touching music from a Nigerian musician, and experience a variety of visual and performance art.  read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, Brooks Museum of Art, Buckman Performing Arts Center, Hattiloo Theatre

Discover the Arts: April 29-May 3

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 28th, 2015

Art can allow us to obtain a unique glimpse into the past-hear a legendary musician perform songs from America's past, glimpse a documentary detailing a boxing great's historic stance, see images from the soulful "Memphis Sound" and expierience the legacy of a historic Memphis neighborhood.  read more »

Topics: The Orpheum Theatre, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, PRIZM Ensemble, Visible Community Music School, Blues City Cultural Center

Discover the Arts: March 25 - March 29

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 24th, 2015

Try one of these events and we guarantee you will be transported to a place you have not been before... Travel with A Tribe Called Quest. Experience Disney magic backed by a live symphony. Take a guided tour of the Brooks Museum's This Light of Ours with Barbara Andrews of the National Civil Rights Museum. Pay-what-you-can to see the CEO/Founder of Hattiloo Theatre, Ekundayo Bendele, in King Hedley II.  read more »

Topics: Documentary Film, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, National Civil Rights Museum, Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Discover the Arts: March 18 - March 22

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 17th, 2015

This beautiful spring weekend... dance through time with company d, walk through Glitch with Hamlett Dobbins (a highly celebrated Memphis artist), sip your way through the Metal Museum as you shop regional artists and craftspeople, and pass through the Spring Break Chalkfest at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. read more »

Topics: Company d, ArtsFirst, ArtsAccelerator, Glitch, Hamlett Dobbins, Cosmic Trunk Show, Metal Museum, Spring Break Chalkfest, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: March 11 - March 15

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 10th, 2015

Experience the joy a young child seeing a theater performance for the first time with Hattiloo at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library for a lively update of Little Red Riding Hood. Reminisce with a New York rapper with Memphis roots at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. You + Me equals a unique opening at Crosstown Arts and hang out at the Lounge where you will hear various musical styles ranging from Big Band, Soul, Hip Hop and everything in between.  read more »

Topics: Hattiloo Theatre, GIVE365, Crosstown Arts, Artistic Lounge, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: March 6-March 8

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 3rd, 2015

Find out how out our relationships influence art, discover how music helped a movement, follow what happens in a post-war drama and fill your weekend with laughter. read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Brooks Museum, Germantown Community Theatre, Memphis Comedy Festival, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: December 11-14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 9th, 2014

Enjoy one of everyone's favorite ballets, fly high with the lost boys, have fun in your pajamas and put a fun twist on Shakespeare's hits.  read more »

Topics: Ballet Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, Brooks Museum, Threepenny Theatre Company, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: October 2-October 5

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 30th, 2014

Spend your day watching master metalsmiths, watch as one man juggles two employers and enjoy a documentary on hip-hop culture.  read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Playhouse on the Square, Brooks Museum of Art, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: August 21-August 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 19th, 2014

Watch a Disney classic come to life on stage, celebrate the end of summer, relive the hits of a famous band and show your support through art. read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Levitt Shell, Indie Memphis, Memphis Botanic Gardens

Discover the Arts: August 14-August 17

Posted on August 12th, 2014

Rediscover the world of Mr. Warhol, enjoy one of the city's coolest lounges and explore the work of one of Memphis' artists. read more »

Topics: Brooks Museum of Memphis, Artistik Lounge, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: August 7-August 10

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Take the kids to an interactive gallery, explore the world of hip-hop, enjoy a comedy show and discover the work of local artists.  read more »

Topics: Brooks Museum of Memphis, Marshall Arts, Water Tower Pavilion, WKNO, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: June 12 - June 15

Posted on June 10th, 2014

Treat yourself to a chamber music festival, watch a wedding-themed double feature, see how science inspires art, explore the works of one of America's favorite artists and enjoy a night of electro-funk. read more »

Topics: PRIZM Ensemble, The Orpheum, The Metal Museum, Artistik Approach, Discover the Arts, The Brooks Museum

Discover the Arts: May 15- May 18

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 13th, 2014

Explore an art museum for free, laugh your way back to Ancient Rome, join the bike revolution, experience the stylistic diversity of dance and watch as art imitates life. read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Germantown Community Theatre, Metal Museum, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: March 26-March 29

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 25th, 2014

Discover the arts this weekend! Hear readings by local poetry writers and see works by local artists at Crosstown. Don’t miss one of the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars lecturing on Shakespeare and the humanities at Rhodes College. Get your fix at BROOKS UNCORKED with food, live music and of course, wine. Take in an evening of true stories with Spillit Memphis. read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Impossible Language, Marjorie Garber, Rhodes College, Brooks Uncorked, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Spillit Memphis, Survival

Discover the Arts: March 13-16

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 11th, 2014

Get your hands dirty at the Spring Break Chalk Festival at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Find your inspiration with IRIS Orchestra’s performance including Haydn and Brahms pieces. Catch the Box Gallery’s Reflections show before it ends. Do some shopping at the Metal Museum’s Cosmic Trunk Show, featuring a variety of works by Tennessee Craft artists. read more »

Topics: Spring Break Chalk Art Festival, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, IRIS Orchestra, The Company We Keep, Box Gallery, Reflections, Metal Museum, Cosmic Trunk Show

Discover the Arts: February 21-February 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 18th, 2014

Discover a World of Wonders with a weekend of performances by Ballet Memphis. Brush up on your history of English and American Decorative Art with two talks from the Brooks and the Decorative Arts Trust. See young pianist Benjamin Hochman make his IRIS Orchestra debut with Andrew Sullivan’s The Tempest. Take in some of Memphis’ most important contemporary art at a free reception at ArtsMemphis, featuring a talk by Dr. James Patterson, local collector and President of Delta Axis. read more »

Topics: World of Wonders, Ballet Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Decorative Art Trust, Burghley and Burled: A Massive and Stately English Home & American Style, IRIS Orchestra, Benjamin Hochman, Delta Axis, Delta (Axis) Does Memphis, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: February 21-February 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 18th, 2014

Discover a World of Wonders with a weekend of performances by Ballet Memphis. Brush up on your history of English and American Decorative Art with two talks from the Brooks and the Decorative Arts Trust. See young pianist Benjamin Hochman make his IRIS Orchestra debut with Andrew Sullivan’s The Tempest. Take in some of Memphis’ most important contemporary art at a free reception at ArtsMemphis, featuring a talk by Dr. James Patterson, local collector and President of Delta Axis. read more »

Topics: World of Wonders, Ballet Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Decorative Art Trust, Burghley and Burled: A Massive and Stately English Home & American Style, IRIS Orchestra, Benjamin Hochman, Delta Axis, Delta (Axis) Does Memphis, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: February 12-February 16

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 11th, 2014

Find yourself without a date on Valentine’s Day? Fear not, the Brooks has you covered with the second annual Internet Cat Video Festival. If you do need an inspired gift for your sweetheart, visit the Winter Arts Market. See what happens when an American basketball player takes an unlikely gig in Iran. Get silly with musical favorite Spamalot at Playhouse on the Square. read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Internet Cat Video Festival, Winter Arts Market, Southern Circuit, Indie Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, Spamalot

Discover the Arts: February 6-February 9

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 4th, 2014

Dream Big with the Grizzlies at the Brooks. Enjoy an Egyptology presentation of the University of Memphis. Take in the sounds of Robin Bullock aka the “Celtic Guitar God” thanks to MAMA. Sip champagne and buy something for your sweetheart at the Metal Museum. read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Dream Big, University of Memphis, Egyptology, Robin Bullock, Memphis Acoustic Music Assocaition, Champagne Sunday, Metal Musem

Discover the Arts: Holiday Edition

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 10th, 2013

There are so many performances, exhibitions and events happening in Memphis to take the chill off of this cold weekend. Have a laugh with Memphis Fried Movie! Learn more about the Threepenny Theatre with the ever-wonderful combination of beer and Shakespeare. Spend the holidays with Sister Myotis in what promises to be a series of festive performances. Enjoy a host of holiday treats and activities at Winterfest at the Brooks. read more »

Topics: Memphis Fried Movie!, Threepenny Theatre, Crosstown Arts, Sister Myotis, Voices of the South, Winterfest, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: Holiday Shopping Edition!

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 3rd, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! Memphis has a host of holiday happenings this weekend, making it easy to support your favorite arts groups AND get your holiday shopping accomplished. Start off the weekend off early on Thursday for an evening of shopping, drinks and bites to support ArtsMemphis at Langford Market. Then hit up the slew of sales happening on Sunday at the Metal Museum, Stax Museum and the Brooks. read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Stax, Langford Market

Discover the Arts: Halloween Edition!

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 22nd, 2013

Discover the arts this Halloween week! There are plenty of spooky arts events happening in Memphis this fall. See New Moon Theatre Company’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Then, don’t miss Theatre Memphis’ performance of Mel Brooks’ interpretation of the classic with Young Frankenstein. Celebrate the Day of the Dead with an unforgettable party at the Brooks. On a less scary note, the seventh annual RiverArtsFest is also this weekend and not to be missed. read more »

Topics: New Moon Theatre Company, Frankenstein, Theatre Memphis, Young Frankenstein, Day of the Dead, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, RiverArtsFest, Historic South Main Arts District

Discover the Arts: October 16-October 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 15th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  See a documentary chronicling the origins of zombies on film. Hear writer, musician and punk pioneer Richard Hell reading from his new autobiography. Celebrate Crosstown with a neighborhood block party. Experience the opening weekend of the River Project 2 by Ballet Memphis. read more »

Topics: Southern Circuit Birth of the Living Dead, Indie Memphis, University of Memphis, Richard Hell, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Crosstown Arts, Crosstown Block Party, River Project 2, Ballet Memphis, Playhouse on the Square

Discover the Arts: September 11-September 15

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 10th, 2013

Discover the arts the weekend! Spark your creativity with the performing arts on YouTube. See the opening weekend of Hattiloo’s The Whipping Man. Experience a soulful ballet performance by Collage dance Collective. Take the kids to make a multimedia creation at the Brooks. read more »

Topics: spark, Ballet Memphis, The Whipping Man, Hattiloo Theatre, Soul Suites, Collage dance Collective, Creation Station, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: September 5-September 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 3rd, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! Sing for yo’ Suppa with Zydeco king Terrance Simien and swamp princess, Marcella Simien on the bluffs of the Mississippi. Kick off Ballet Memphis’ season en pointe and en vogue with a runway show featuring the company’s most beautiful costumes. See Inner City South’s one-of-a-kind fusion of hip-hop and spoken word. Hear about the inspirations for the work of two of Memphis’ favorite young artists. read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Marcella Simien, Culinary Series, Sing fo yo' Suppa, ArtsMemphis, Ballet Memphis, enpointe/envogue, Inner City South, The Fusion Network Hip Hop Theatre, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, A Different Kind of Landscape: Maysey Craddock and Erin Harmon

Discover the Arts: August 29-Septemeber 1

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 27th, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! Hear voices from the grave performed by Chatterbox. Enjoy a free festival featuring the best of Memphis’ musical heritage on Main Street. See Proof’s final run at Theatre Memphis. Spend Labor Day watching a steamroller print woodcuts and get one of your own.Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Check back every Wednesday at 2:00 for our must-see picks for the weekend – or click here to get our recommendations in your inbox. read more »

Topics: Chatterbox Audio Theatre, Spoon River Anthology, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, Center for Southern Folklore, Theatre Memphis, Proof, Steamroller Printing, Social Club

Discover the Arts: August 14-August 18

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 13th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Support an up and coming fashion illustrator. Kick off Theatre Memphis’ 2013-2014 season with The Royal Family. Bid on the works of your favorite local artists and support Baptist Trinity Hospice at The Art of Caring. See the works of two of the South's beloved artists-Carroll Cloar and Eudora Welty-come together as a collaborative performance. read more »

Topics: Theatre Memphis, The Royal Family, Kris Keys, The Road to London College of Fashion, The Art of Caring, Baptist Trinity Hospice, Voices of the South, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Carroll Cloar, Eudora Welty

Summer of Cloar

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 25th, 2013

Like Memphis’ heat index, The Summer of Cloar is heating up, offering a host of exhibits and events for everyone, from those unfamiliar with Carroll Cloar’s work to his biggest fans. University of Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, David Lusk Gallery and Christian Brothers University came together to produce the collective examination of the Memphis artist’s work to celebrate his centennial. Each site gives a different perspective on Cloar’s life and work for a truly collaborative, comprehensive look at his contributions to American art. The exhibits have received ... read more »

Topics: Summer of Cloar, Carroll Cloar, Stanton Thomas, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, University of Memphis, David Lusk Gallery, Christian Brothers University, DeltaArts

Discover the Arts: July 12-July 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 9th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Hit the Material's visual arts community retrospective as they celebrate the production of 100+ gallery shows. There will be kid-friendly culture galore with hands-on activities, live music and performance art at the Brooks' Carroll Cloar Family Day. Big News! Former Led Zeppelin front man, Robert Plant will be right here in Memphis this weekend.  Going to be in Midtown?  Don't miss what’s sure to be a packed-lawn concert at the Levitt Shell!  This season's closer is going to outdo all other closers with performances by some of Memphis' ... read more »

Topics: Material Anthology, Crosstown Arts, Carroll Cloar Family Day, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Robert Plant, Live at the Garden, Memphis Botanic Gardens, The Recording Academy, 40th Anniversary Concert, Levitt Shell, Beijing Flickers, Global Lens 2013, Indie Memphis, Benjamin L. Hooks Library

Discover the Arts: June 27-June 30

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 25th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Don’t miss the performance of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. by young thespians from Germantown Community Theatre at the Kroc Center. On Friday, catch the DVD release of Craig Brewer’s Indie Origins and support Black Lodge Video, Memphis’ independent video store with screenings, live music and free pizza. Get in some exercise and culture with a bike tour to Crittenden County to explore some of the sites featured in Carroll Cloar’s work, lead by Memphis Brooks Museum of Art curator, Dr. Stanton Thomas. Spend your Sunday at the Blues City ... read more »

Topics: Aladdin, Jr., Germantown Community Theatre, Indie Origins, Indie Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Bike to Cloar, Summer of Cloar, Blues City Cultural Center, Whitehaven PopUp ArtsFest

Discover the Arts: June 7-June 9

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 4th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Antiques Roadshow aficionado? Find out what your jewelry and fine and decorative art is worth at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ appraisal event with Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers. Looking for a historic, haunted and dog friendly activity? Sign up for Elmwood Cemetery’s Pawing through History Tour! Need a family-friendly day of fun? Head to Overton Park for A Day of Merrymaking with food, music, art, games and storytelling to celebrate Overton Bark’s first birthday. Leave the kids at home for a Sunday afternoon screening of Room 237, a ... read more »

Topics: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, What's it Worth Appraisals, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Room 237, Overton Park, A Day of Merrymaking Elmwood Cemetery, Pawing Through the Past

Nationally Renowned Artist Carroll Cloar Returns Home

Take advantage of a delightful opportunity to experience a Mid-South native’s famous artwork that portrays the American South.  You will feel right at home as you walk through and explore the beautiful, playful art of Carroll Cloar and his familiar Delta scenery. read more »

Topics: Boyle Investment Company, Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: May 8 - May 12

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 7th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Choose from a mind-boggling array of culture – the buffet this weekend includes Grammy winner and bluegrass pioneer Dr. R. Stanley in a historic performance at the Buckman Center, free martial arts demonstrations followed by a screening of Sword of Doom at the Brooks Museums’ Samurai Sundown Film Series and Demonstrations, and a family friendly rooftop preview of Ballet Memphis’ season finale Taking Flight at the top of the Peabody hotel.  Snack throughout the weekend on Memphis Social, a unique weekend long event mixing ... read more »

Topics: Dr. Ralph Stanley, Buckman Center for Performing Arts, Samurai Sundown Film Series and Demonstrations, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Ballet Memphis, The Peabody Memphis, Taking Flight, Memphis Social, Miss Saigon, Playhouse on the Square

Discover the Arts: May 2-May 6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 30th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Yay!  It’s Memphis in May – Memphis’ most exciting and eventful time of the year.  Kick if off at the 37th anniversary of the Beale Street Music Festival, a 3-day multi-stage event on the Mississippi River. Join Memphis in May International Festival’s salute to Sweden, its culture, customs and cuisine, with a wide variety of performances and exhibitions all over town. Need a way to get around?  Be one of the first to hop on the best sightseeing value in town – the Memphis Hop bus. Take the Hop to Stax to learn ... read more »

Topics: Memphis in May, Memphis Hop, Beale Street Music Fest, Memphis Hop, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Stax Museum, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Icehotel Photo Exhibit, Made in Sweden: 20th Century, Giving the Music Back, Memphis Hop Unveiling

Discover the Arts: April 11- April 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 9th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Drop-in with the kids to the Memphis Brooks Museum for some light-hearted sprayed watercolor art-making at their Creation Station: April Showers event on Saturday.  Get deep and explore the vagaries of human nature with Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s elegant Edwardian production of Hamlet at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens.  Get rockin’ with Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl in his filmmaking debut. Don’t miss the chance to see Grohl both explore and make music history with Music Documentary- Sound City at the Memphis Brooks ... read more »

Topics: Creation Station: April Showers, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Hamlet, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Sound City, 9-O-One Love Community Celebrations

Discover the Arts: March 14- March 17

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 12th, 2013

 Discover the arts this weekend!  Take a “Spring Break”   Thursday at the Brooks Museum’s “Spring Break Chalk Festival”, with food trucks and local artists.  Spring is all about the weather so check out “When Weather Moves Metal: Whirligigs & Weathervanes”.  Exuberant and whimsical, it’s an exhibition of kinetic weather driven machines at the Metal Museum.  Saturday, get a head start on “the wearing of the green” and set your feet a’ tappin, Irish-style with Atlantic Steps, an ... read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Chalk Art Festival, Metal Museum, Atlantic Steps, Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, Angels in America, Playhouse on the Square, Memphis Knit Mafia, Yarn Bomb

Discover the Arts: Feb. 20 - Feb. 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 19th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Memphis College of Art hosts three events, in one location, within two hours, setting a world record! Also impressive, in one day, the Memphis Brooks Museum hosts an art workshop, a tour and dance lessons. On Friday evening Ballet Memphis opens Family Matters followed by a panel discussion, at Playhouse on the Square. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Check back every Wednesday at 2:00 for our must-see picks for the weekend – or ... read more »

Topics: Memphis Collage of Art, Sorrows of War, Kong Wee Pang, Kim Cridler, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Brooks Milongas, Gallery Tours, Art After Dark, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Germantown Community Theatre

Discover the Arts: Jan. 10 - Jan. 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 8th, 2013

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events! Find out why Theatre Memphis and the Memphis Brooks Museum are bringing back SUPER popular events Altar Boyz and the British Arrows Awards while the Memphis Symphony combines the music of Leonard Bernstein and Beethoven with dance. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of many performances and exhibitions from January 10 - 14. read more »

Topics: British Arrows Awards, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Altar Boyz, Theatre Memphis, Beethoven, Bernstein, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Memphis, U-DIG Dance Academy, Kaleidoscope Club, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis Unchained, Crosstown Arts

Discover the Arts: Dec. 20 - Dec. 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 18th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events! Spend quality time with your family at a holiday movie, shopping or at home. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of many holiday performances from December 20 - 23 read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Robots, Vampires and Satellites, Art After Dark, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, MEMShop, Chatterbox Audio Theatre

Discover the Arts: Dec. 13- Dec. 16

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 11th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events! HOLIDAY EVENTS EDITION PART 3: Do you love holiday plays with a moral lesson? These events are sure to pull at your heart strings! Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of many holiday performances from December 13 - 16 read more »

Topics: A Christmas Carol, Theatre Memphis, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Germantown Community Theatre, Holiday Music, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Holiday Artisan Faire, Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market

Discover the Arts: Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 27th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following holiday themed art events! 'Tis the season and our arts organizations will staisfy your appitite for all the holiday classics. So you've seen them all before? You are sure to be entertained, as our taleted artists add Memphis flavor, fun twists and exciting surprises! Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of many holiday performance from Nov 28 - Dec 2. read more »

Topics: the Nutcracker, Santaland Diaries, If Scrooge Was A Brother, Holiday Artist Market, Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Ballet Memphis, Playhouse on the Square

Discover the Arts: Nov. 8 – Nov. 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 6th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following art events! Get seasonal with scarecrows, literary nightmares, and of course, great food. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of the many events happening November 8 - 11. Click here to view the complete art events calendar. read more »

Topics: Germantown Community Theatre, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Mid-South Food Bank, The Nature Center, Pink Palace Family of Museums, Playhouse on the Square, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 30th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following art events! Have a ball with visual arts this weekend with Artafactor, Indie Memphis Film Festival, dance performances from local and national companies, and good old family fun at Shelby Farms. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of the many events happening October 31-November 4. Click here to view the complete art events ... read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Indie Memphis, Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane Dance Company, Beale Street Landing, Buckman Arts Center at St. Marys School, Shelby Farms, Playhouse on the Square, Sudio on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: Oct. 11 - Oct. 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 9th, 2012

There's a lot going on this weekend! Get creative with great events for kids & family. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. We've recommended just a few of all the events happening October 11 - 14. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Theatre Memphis, Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, The Memphis Chamber Music Society, David Lusk Gallery, Levitt Shell, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums

Discover the Arts: Sept 20 - Sept 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 19th, 2012

Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. We've recommended just a few of all the events happening September 20 - 23. However, there hundreds of organizations posting events to our site artsmemphis.org, making it the go-to source for engaging with the arts. read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Downtown Memphis Commission, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Memphis, 30 Days of Opera, ArtsMemphis