Wednesday, May 8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art By Design Cocktails and Floral Arranging
Friday, May 10
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Art By Design Mingle and Mimosas with Memphis Fashion Week
Friday, May 10
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Art By Design Ferguson's Cocktail Party
Saturday, May 11
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Art By Design General Admission
Michael Barringer's solo exhibition Threshold is on view April 3 - 27 with a reception honoring the artist Friday, April 5 6:00-8:00 pm. Barringer's abstract paintings are influenced by Gee's Bend quilts, Hubble Telescope images, cave art, sacred sites, nature forms, sacred texts, ancient rituals, jazz music, and poetry.
Visual Arts Exhibit: Storytime by Qwynto
April 9 – May 5
4:30 - 6:30pm
Visions of Memphis is an exhibit of artwork submitted to the Memphis In May Poster Competition. Online voting took place February 1-12 by the public and a panel of distinguished jurists also weighed in. This year submissions were accepted because the festival is saluting Memphis rather than a country as in years past.
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
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!
Jill Baker Gower creates jewelry and sculpture informed by her female experience and our consumer culture’s portrayal of women’s needs and desires. While primarily a metalsmith, Jill incorporates materials such as skin-toned rubber and mirrors to reference the human body, self-examination, and vanity. Other materials such as pearls, gems, feathers, enamel, hair, silver, and gold are chosen for their aesthetic qualities, emotional resonance, preciousness, and value associations. Jill received her MFA in Metals from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and her BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.
image: Jill Baker Gower, "Golden Reflection Brooch," 2017. Argentium sterling silver, 14K gold fill wire, mirrored acrylic, 23K red gold leaf, stainless steel. Photo courtesy of the Artist.
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.
Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Under the close eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience — which acts as a silent witness to his torture.
PRESENTING REBIRTH: SPRING PROGRAM
Fall in love with Collage Dance for the first time or all over again with heavenly works, including Sir Frederick Ashton’s transcendent "Meditation" from Thaïs and "Come Rain or Shine," a world premiere ballet by Princess Grace Award winner Joshua Manculich.
Rebirth is an experience in grace, salvation, and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Audience favorites like "Wash," which brings physical and emotional elements of the "river" to the stage, the New Orleans-inspired "New Second Line,' by award-winning dance maker Camille A. Brown, and a roof-raising performance by the Collage Youth Ensemble round out the soul-stirring program.
Enhance your experience on Sunday with a gourmet brunch at 1pm immediately before the matinee performance.
$5 for Students
$10 other Others (Suggested Donation) As always, BYOE (easel).
“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.
Flicker Street Studio presents an exhibition of small scale painting, drawing and sculpture. The work of 13 artists is presented including Nancy Cheairs, Jim Buchman, Melissa Dunn, Elizabeth Alley, Meredith Olinger and Susan Maakestad.
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!
Join the Troika String Trio for a concert featuring works by Franz Schubert, Franz Joseph Haydn, John Harbison, and Scott Joplin in the Green Room at Crosstown Arts. The Troika String Trio features Memphis Symphony Orchestra musicians Jessie Munson (violin), Beth Luscombe (viola), and Mark Wallace (cello).
The Spotlight Concert Series showcases members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in the intimate Green Room at Crosstown Arts. The series provides the Memphis community the opportunity to get to know and learn more about the talented musicians that make up the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Each month will feature a different musician or small chamber group as soloist or featured ensemble. Regular symphony-goers and those who are new to classical music are all welcome.
Tickets: $10 | $5 at the door with student ID
We will begin the conversation with a discussion about perception and art and then have a chance to explore the museum, asking ourselves questions not only about how we’re responding to individual works, but to context. How does the space—architecture, sound, light—affect the experience. What about curatorial decisions—where has the work traveled from; how is it displayed? And about geology and infrastructure—is the room below ground, above; what’s happening on the other side of the wall, in the rock, the dirt, the water and gas lines? We will gather perceptions and questions and meet back to discuss and widen our sense of what art is and what it can do once it enters a particular space and the mind of a particular viewer.
Amy Benson is a professor of creative writing at Rhodes College and the author of two collections of essays, Seven Years to Zero: Sketches of Art in the Anthropocene, winner of the Dzanc Prize in Nonfiction, and The Sparkling-Eyed Boy, Winner of the Bakeless Prize in Nonfiction. Grab a cup of coffee and invite a friend. Café Conversations are not the same without you!
Start your day with a gentle yoga class led by a certified instructor. After each session, guests are encouraged to take advantage of their improved cognition, caused by increased blood flow to the brain during exercise, through touring the Museum’s exhibitions.
All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat. Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes.
Members | Free
Non-members | $6*
*includes complimentary Museum admission
See what New Ballet's mission is all about! Hear from students, staff, and volunteers during this one-hour-tour highlighting New Ballet’s mission and community impact. Get a glimpse of dance classes and sometimes rehearsals. With a President's Committee Award from Michelle Obama, and Kennedy Center ovations for "New Moves, Symphony + Dance," New Ballet Ensemble & School brings together professional and student artists from the Memphis community through an astonishing intersection of dance forms – Ballet, Flamenco, African, and Hip-hop. New Ballet Ensemble and School’s mission is to bring young people together with a professional standard of training, regardless of their ability to pay. Wednesday tours last from 5:30-6:30 and are held at the New Ballet Studio. Thursday tours last from 3:30-4:45 and start at Dunbar Elementary before ending at the New Ballet Studio. We have one Friday tour during the summer. Space is limited. Email [email protected] or call 901.726.9225 to reserve your place on the tour.bring young people together with a professional standard of training, regardless of their ability to pay. Wednesday tours last from 5:30-6:30 and are held at the New Ballet Studio. Thursday tours last from 3:30-4:45 and start at Dunbar Elementary before ending at the New Ballet Studio. We have one Friday tour during the summer. Space is limited. Email [email protected] or call 901.726.9225 to reserve your place on the tour.
Fellow-level ($300) and above Brooks members, please fill out this form to RSVP to Cocktails with the Curator.
Sip cocktails, mingle with other Brooks members, and enjoy Dr. Garrett, as she discusses the rehang of the Moss Gallery and our latest acquisition.
This is a benefit of your upper-level Brooks Membership!
Anonymous Master, Southern Netherlands, probably Antwerp
Balthazar, from an altarpiece depicting the Adoration of the Magi
Oil on oak panel
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase; funds provided by the Eva Bernhardt Bequest 2018.16
"Join us for Trolley Night! The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery has partnered with Leadership Memphis to display a monthly exhibit open to the public the last Friday of every month.
The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery has partnered with Leadership Memphis to display a monthly exhibit open to the public the last Friday of every month. Join us for Trolley Night at the Leadership Memphis Gallery.
Olivia Lichterman will hold a solo show of her paintings at 430 N. Cleveland on April 26-27.
Technically, Lichterman is an art student because she will not graduate from University of Tennessee until May, however, that is where the word “student” begins and ends in connection with her driving creative force. A recipient of the 2018 Kimberly D. Iles Art Award, Lichterman creates 2D – paintings, and drawings – as well as 4D “time-based” art.
Her innovative thinking is readily apparent to casual observers as well as art patrons in her choices of media. Even for works on canvas and paper –she terms them drawings regardless of media used –multiple layers of media are the preferred choice to offer texture and dimension. The result is stunning.
“Through an investigation of popular culture, I find that there are waves of influence that both reflect and define the social climate. By using a collage of imagery and drawing materials, I create cultural landscapes that reflect influences from society and explore the energy surrounding popular phenomenon,” said Lichterman.
The show on N. Cleveland will be open on Friday, April 26, from 6 – 9 pm and from 10 am - 1 pm the following day. To see more of Lichterman’s work , visit www.olivialichtart.me .
Art Village Gallery is thrilled to announce, "Visions of Illusion," a solo exhibition by celebrated Ethopian artist, Zeinu Mudeser. The artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery offers vibrant and colorful expression that captures the essence of fantasy versus reality in 30 new and recent artworks.
Join us for the opening party on Friday, April 26, from 6-8pm for a rare opportunity to meet the artist in person, while experiencing his new body of work.
Levitt Shell and Memphis Library Foundation present 5 Fridays of Free Jazz. All shows are held at Benjamin L Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111) All concerts are free. Food trucks and bars will be onsite with items for purchase. Donations are always appreciated but not mandatory.
When you meet Paul McKinney the first thing you will notice is what an easy-going, straightforward person he is and you'll be drawn in by his warm, welcoming smile. His smooth jazz approach hints at legends like Miles Davis, George Duke and Kirk Whalum. “Paul’s Memphis, Tennessee roots lend a spiritual and a bluesiness that quickly draws you in. You will feel something when Brother Paul plays that trumpet. You don't have to waste time analyzing it technically, harmonically, arrangements, production, blablabla. It's all good, trust me. But do yourself a favor and close your eyes and... listen to Brother Paul play that horn... There's a message in it.”-Kirk Whalum; Saxophonist
Are You An ARTIST, VISUAL DESIGNER, PHOTOGRAPHER Or CREATIVE?
GET INVOLVED! PARTICIPATE IN THE MOVEMENT!
Let the entire city see your work! We want to see you paint POSITIVE strokes for MEMPHIS!!!
Have your art featured at the #RESPECTMYCITY campaign MEMPHIS FUSION ART SHOW & MIXER! While making a difference, your artwork / designs will be on full display, in front of some very key and influential people. They want to purchase original works. As a RESPECT MY CITY FUSION ART PARTICIPANT, your artistry will receive a ton of advertising and marketing.
• Each artist can submit 1 - 3 pieces, giving the artist’s perspective of positivity in or about the city of Memphis, plus 2 – 3 other pieces
o when you think of Memphis and positivity, what do you see or want to see?
• Must be at least 18 years of age or older
o no age limit
• Artwork can be an original painting, sculpture, molds, photography, drawing or computer graphic
• Art can be any size and on any material
• Each artist is responsible for having their art at the venue by 3pm, on the day of the event
• Participating artists will receive 3 tickets to the event
o 1 ticket for the artist and 2 tickets for their guest
• The artist will receive 75% of the final sale amount
• Any artist that wants to participate must register by April 20, 2019
o only 12 artists will be allowed to participate, so the sooner you register – the better chance you have to participate
• All artwork must be completed by April 24, 2019
• Registration as a participating artist for the event is only $50 per artist
o this opportunity is for those artists that are very serious about their work and the event
• Register online via the official website www.respectmycity.org
For additional information, call 901.414.0206 or by email [email protected]
12th Night, by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Maness
April 19 – May 5, 2019
NOTE: No performance Easter Sunday matinee, Apr. 21
Viola is shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria and she comes ashore with the help of a Captain. She has lost contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, who she believes to be drowned. With the aid of the Captain, she disguises herself as a young man under the name Cesario, and enters the service of Duke Orsino.
Gabe Beutel-Gunn ………. Orsino/2nd Officer
Annie Freres ………. Maria/Priest/Servant
Brian Helm ………. Antonio/Sea Captain
Franklin Koch ………. Andrew
Eileen Kuo ………. Curio/First Officer
Meghan Lisi ………. Olivia
Sean Moore ………. Sebastian/Valentine
Oliver Jacob Pierce ………. Feste
Jeff Posson ………. Toby
Billy Pullen ………. Malvolio
Ashley Trevathan ………. Viola
Shannon Walton ………. Fabian
"Use copper, steel stamps and hammers to create a personalized tag. When the design is done, we'll turn it into a keychain, dog tag, luggage tag, pendant, or a zipper pull.
$10 per project | Ages 7 and up (15 and under must have an adult present; younger children may require assistance)"
Benjamin Hooks Library - Children's Library
Look, listen and create with Studio Institute Memphis!
Join us for a family-friendly art program inspired by illustrated books. Story time will be followed by hands-on art projects engaging parents and children. While all ages are welcome, activities are geared towards ages 4-7.
Free admission; no registration necessary!
Presented by Studio Institute Memphis in partnership with the Memphis Public Library
Saturday, April 27th at 7:30 PM: Up-and-coming violin virtuoso Itamar Zorman is a brilliant performer who has wowed audiences all over the globe. The top prize winner at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Zorman is an incredibly soulful and evocative artist, distinguished by gripping performances and a gift for musical storytelling. Featuring pivotal works by Dvořák and Brahms, this is a spirited and soul-stirring program that you’ll remember long after the final note is played.
Violinist Itamar Zorman will perform pieces Bach and Mendelssohn alongside IRIS musicians at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Hohenberg Auditorium. The April featured artwork is Canaletto. Get reacquainted with Canaletto’s expansive The Grand Canal from the Campo San Vio, 1730-1735, one of the museum’s greatest masterpieces,a sunny vista of the fabled city.
Concert begins at 3:00 pm followed by reception and viewing at 4:00 pm.
Purchase tickets: irisorchestra.org/tickets or call the GPAC Box Office at (901)751-7500.
"Talk About It Tuesday” is a monthly panel discussion with Q & A designed to bring people from the local community together to inspire discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice.
Our goal is to bring people from the local community together to give them inspiration for what our non-profit organization is hoping to achieve through education and engagement. We want to promote discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice. We are committed to raising history awareness, which we hope will also raise funds and donations that can contribute to future exhibits from the archive of more than 1.8 million images of the iconic internationally renowned photographer Dr. Ernest C. Withers."
At least 6 years dance experience required with three years experience on pointe.
Audition for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be accepted in to the Summer Dance Intensive program in partnership with Movement Migration from June 3-21. If accepted, experienced dancers will have the opportunity to work with renewed professional dancers, formerly with Limon Company, Martha Graham, and Pittsburgh Ballet.
This summer intensive will culminate in a performance on Crosstown on June 21 that is free and open to the public. For more information, visit newballet.org or call Mary Golden at 901-726-9225.
Featuring Grammy Award-winning Creative Aging artist and songstress Joyce Cobb and the Boscos’ Trio accompanied by the witticisms of Mark Twain, portrayed to perfection by accomplished actor Ron Jewell. The program is followed by a complimentary reception. More information and advance purchase general admission tickets are available at https://www.creativeagingmidsouth.org/senior-art-series-link. Tickets are also available at the door for a minimum donation of $5 (cash or check). Limited wheelchair seating is available; to reserve a wheelchair space call (901) 272-3434. Bring your friends and join us for this wonderful production! All proceeds support Creative Aging—bringing music and the arts to older adults where they live and gather.
Special thanks to Annual Sponsors, ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission; Title Series Sponsor, Renasant Bank; Senior Arts Series Patrons, Delta Fair Senior American Day, NUCOR Steel Community Outreach Team, Senior Care Management Solutions and Tennessee Captioned Telephone; and Series Friends, AARP, Belmont Village Assisted Living, The Bradley Law Firm, Comfort Keepers, The Gardens of Germantown, Homecare by Wesley, Memphis Dermatology Clinic, Next Day Access, Jennifer, Joe, Eliza, & Jonah Roberts, and Stern Cardiovascular.