Tuesday, Nov 20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Remembering the Dream Exhibit
Tuesday, Nov 20
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Master Metalsmith: Lisa Gralnick | Scene of the Crime
Tuesday, Nov 20
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Orange Mound in October: Melrose Heritage Gallery (Appointment Only)
Tuesday, Nov 20
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Indie Memphis Nights presented by Orion
Exhibition of photographic works by John Pearson
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
On view: Sept. 21-Nov. 30
Location: East Gallery & East Atrium
Performance by >mancontrol< at 7 pm
These large-scale, landscape cyanotypes on fabric link the tactile and the visual by committing the photographic process to the physical landscape. Pearson works outdoors on the ground, making 1:1 indexical photographic prints during midday sunlight. In these photographs, view is replaced by elemental record; while the horizon, removed from the composition, becomes the topographic support and source for construction of the images.
Pearson’s intention is not to convey the solely visual appearance of place — in this case, the arid southern California landscape — but rather to invoke a more dynamic experience of place by means of the transformative nature of photography.
On view: September 28-November 30
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8 pm
“Give a Damn,” a title taken from the 1970 Staple Singers song, is the culmination of a year-long examination of Stax Records’ commitment to political activism, community engagement, and social justice in the years following Dr. King’s 1968 assassination in Memphis.
This exhibition is presented by The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and hosted at Crosstown Arts. It features never-before-seen artifacts including Isaac Hayes’ 14-foot long custom-made office desk, stage clothing worn by Johnnie Taylor and Isaac Hayes, rare photos and documents, short films, music, and original artwork contributed by Shelby County students.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a key leader of the nonviolent movement and a founder and leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which organized many of the South’s effective civil rights campaigns. While King and the SCLC were important in the civil rights movement, activists started campaigns independently. In Memphis during the early 1960s, protestors started legal battles over bus, library and park desegregation and staged direct action protests in downtown Memphis. King became involved in the movement in Memphis in early 1968 when striking sanitation workers asked him to speak on their behalf. An assassin killed him in downtown Memphis on April 4, 1968, days before he was to lead a nonviolent march. Fifty years after this tragedy, we remember his dream.
Remembering the Dream tells the chronological story of the Civil Rights movement depicted by Ernest Withers’ I Am a Man portfolio. The exhibit will display ten photographs by Withers, on long-term loan to the Pink Palace, with interpretive panels accompanying the images. Also on display will be an original I AM A MAN placard, dropped after the march, as well as other Civil Rights-era artifacts such as a flyer from the August 28, 1963, March on Washington, a cover letter from the Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Memphis addressing the workers’ complaints, and a paystub showing dues paid by a union striker.
The major focal point of the exhibit is a mural of Withers’ iconic I AM A MAN photograph repeated around the gallery walls.
Terry DeWitt, "Watercolors" and Zoe Nadel: "Abstractions", Oils and Mixed Media.
“You can make an artist out of a scientist but you can’t take the science out of his art”. Come see an amazing display of works by award-winning scientist-turned-artist, Dr. Gopal Murti. You may also visit his website at www.artofgopalmurti.com.
Master Metalsmith: Lisa Gralnick | Scene of the Crime includes jewelry, sculpture and a large-scale installation. Gralnick's study of various disciplines offers her a unique perspective focused on form, including the history, symbolic attachment and mechanical function of an object. She has impacted the metals field academically and intellectually over her decades-long career as a professor, artist-in-residence and demonstrator. At this retrospective exhibition her new installation series Scene of the Crime will be shown in its entirety for the first time.
Orange Mound in October!
Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;
Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni
There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.
Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!
We gather at the garden each Tuesday during the school year from 3p.m. until 5p.m. We work with children from Cornerstone Prep and Lester Middle School on take home art projects and permanent art installations.
egister here to volunteer or contact Megan at 319-981-0380 or [email protected] to learn more!
"Press," the first solo exhibition of the University of Memphis alumna Natalie Eddings (BFA, 2018), is a vicarious navigation of intergenerational, racial trauma and minority stress—where it comes from, what it looks like, and how, perhaps, how we deal a with it. The exhibition observes the collisions of the term “press”—of the past and the present, formalized in the bodies and souls of oppressed peoples featured in Eddings’ layered photographic portraits.
In the exhibition, Eddings creates a dichotomy of the word “press.” On one hand, she interprets it as the press, or media coverage, journalism, and the distribution of news. This understanding of “press” is described, in part, by the First Amendment of the Constitution. On the other hand, she considers “press” as a root word derived from the Latin pressare which means to press down, hold fast or hold down, cover, crowd, compress. This is the basis for such words as impress, depress, oppress, suppress, repress, and others. She ascribes this understanding of the word to the essential nature of oppressed peoples.
INDIE MEMPHIS NIGHTS presented by Orion, will feature over 100 film screenings in 2018. The events are primarily on Tuesday and Wednesdays with a few additional nights in the mix.
We are also excited to announce new partnerships with THE CLTV and BLACK LODGE VIDEO, both groups will periodically host events in our film series.
Check out the full lineup here!
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. Pay what it's worth.
Drop in anytime between 10AM and 2PM to make your own custom art tile. Use a stylus to carve your design into a 4”x4” square mold and our foundry crew will cast it for you!
Cost: $20 per tile (pay upon arrival) | All ages
This activity will be held outdoors while supplies last. Mold sales stop at 1:15PM.
WinterArts 2018 - The South’s Premiere Holiday Artists’ Market celebrates its 10th year, presenting exceptional & unique hand-crafted works by our region’s finest artists: a stellar collection of Holiday gift ideas crafted in glass, metal, wood, fiber, & clay; plus, jewelry, and more! This year’s show will be staged at The Shops of SaddleCreek, North · 7605 West Farmington Blvd., in Germantown, TN.
Open daily Saturday, November 24, through Christmas Eve. Mondays - Wednesdays 10am to 6pm; Thursdays 10am to 7pm; Fridays 10am to 9pm; Saturdays 10am to 6pm; Sundays Noon to 5pm. For more information see www.winterartsmemphis.com , or WinterArtsMemphis on facebook.
Listen to a gallery talk led by Museum staff on topics including current exhibitions and works from the permanent collection.
We will meet in the lobby of the main building before the talk begins.
Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday. Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum.
Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering.
Cafe Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art