Saturday, Jan 25
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Youth Classical Arts Concert
Saturday, Jan 25
8:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Memphis The Musical
Sunday, Jan 26
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IRIS AT THE BROOKS with Conrad Tao
Sunday, Jan 26
8:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Learn how to make a two-part mold using an oil bonded sand known as green sand. Saturday morning will be spent learning the process and making a switch plate light cover. The remaining time will give you access to all of the Museum's patterns and our experienced instructors knowledge to explore all that green sand casting has to offer. Expect to leave with multiple castings.
$360 | Beginner | Ages 15 +
The Metal Museum is proud to announce Sarah Perkins as the 2019 Master Metalsmith. With an artistic career that spans more than three decades, Sarah is best known for her hand-formed and enameled metal vessels and containers. She has shown artwork in the United States, India, Canada, Europe, Korea, and Taiwan, participating in over 300 competitive and invitational exhibitions. Perkins is now Professor Emerita at Missouri State University (Springfield, MO), where she taught from 1994 to 2017.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18, 11:30am
Use 36-gauge copper to make a single copper rose! You will cut the forms from copper and use pliers to shape the petals, then assemble it all, using wire as the rose’s stem.
$15 | Ages 15 and up*
*Ages 10 – 15 may attend but must have an adult registered with them.
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!
PEACE AND PROSPERITY FOR THE YEAR OF RAT
MEMPHIS CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020
The Greater Memphis United Chinese Association (GMUCA) is proud to announce the 18th annual Chinese New Year Festival (CNYF). The festival celebrates the ancient history and cultural tradition of the Chinese people in Memphis and around the world.
Date: Saturday, Jan 25, 2020
Time: 6 PM
Place: Michael Rose Theater, University of Memphis
Performances will include perennial favorites such as
· Lion Dance
· Martial Arts demonstrations
· Chinese Choir
· QiPao Fashion Show
In addition, this year’s festival attendees will enjoy a special concert by a famous traditional Chinese music ensemble touring from China. The China Jinlinglong World Music Band is an international music ensemble of renown, composed of four exceptionally talented virtuosos of Guzheng (seven string zither), Erhu (Chinese violin), Bamboo Flute, and Pipa (four-stringed Chinese musical instrument.)
To purchase tickets, visit www.gmucatn.gov
Early Bird Special: $10 Regular Seating | $20 Premium Seating before 1/5/2020
$20 Regular Seating | $30 Premium Seating after 1/5/2020
For more information, please contact Wang-Ying Glasgow, Tel: 901-461-1881 or email: [email protected]
In its 7th Year, the "Youth Classical Arts Concert" affords performance opportunities in our community to celebrate the arts in dance & music. This collaborative event features three local arts organizations: Ballet On Wheels Dance Company, the Cordova High School Orchestra & the Prizm Ensemble. Live classical favorites set to the backdrop of classical ballet and other dance genres make this an event you don't want to miss!
Support these arts groups, as they give back to the Memphis community via the arts.
Come and enjoy this free classical concert for all to enjoy!
IRIS looks to the past, present, and future in this can’t-miss program. Conrad Tao, a composer and pianist currently taking the classical world by storm, will exercise both talents on this program as the soloist in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 and the composer of an IRIS-commissioned piece exploring Memphis’ unique musical heritage in honor of our city’s bicentennial. Balancing something old with something new, we’ll also present Haydn’s “Clock” Symphony, another year-one piece for IRIS. IRIS has a history of presenting the rising young stars of today. What better time to deliver on that legacy than in our 20th season!
Conrad Tao: Commissioned work celebrating the City of Memphis
Haydn: Symphony No. 101
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1
From “My Father’s Eyes” to “Baby, Baby,” Tennessee’s own Amy Grant has been a mainstay of Christian Contemporary and Pop culture for nearly forty years! MSO is honored to welcome this multi-Grammy winner to Memphis for an unforgettable night at the Cannon Center!
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
“Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.
The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public.
“Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood.
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Friends of Facing History and Ourselves, Karen McCarthy, and super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is thrilled to present a new, pivotal work by Paula Vogel.
In 1923, a Jewish theatre troupe produced a controversial play on Broadway that led to the entire company being arrested on the grounds of obscenity. Playwright, Paula Vogel, recounts the controversy surrounding this play and the lives of the actors who created it. Indecent questions the fear of love, the joy of making art, and the courage to do so during the rise of Nazism.
Playhouse on the Square’s Production of Indecent Will Run in Conjunction with NJFT Holocaust Remembrance Days
Playhouse on the Square is proud to participate in the 6th annual National Jewish Theater Foundation Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings. This production commemorates: International Holocaust Memorial Day - Monday January 27, 2020; Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) - April 20-21, 2020; and Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) - November 9-10, 2020. With our talents we honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Our collective artistic goal is to keep alive their memories, stories, and, never to be forgotten lessons. May the power of live theatre serve as a moral compass in today’s world and for future generations.
Performances will run Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm curtain and with 2:00 pm curtain on Sunday. For tickets, call the Box Office at (901) 726-4656 or visit our website www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Group rates are also available. Follow on social media using #INDECENTMEMPHIS.
Special ticket pricing for opening weekend $27. Pay What You Can performance, sponsored by Arts First and the First Tennessee Foundation is January 30th.
Location: Art and Communication Building Courtyard
By studying the complexity of knowledge produced by this tool, weaver, educator, and artist Hellen Ascoli engages with the bodies and places that have developed this loom and its many forms of shared knowledge. Latching herself to a truck, Ascoli reflects on the mobility of knowledge and the way in which a tool can actually be its own place.
Ascoli will weave at different sites in the Memphis area throughout the week. Find her locations and times daily on the Fogelman Galleries Facebook page.
This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "To Weave Blue (Poema al tejido)" at The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art," on view January 31 - March 13, 2020. Free and open to the public.
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!
The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Join us on Beale Street as blues acts from around the globe descend on Memphis to play their hearts out.