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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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Address: 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number: 901-544-6200
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The state's oldest and largest art museum.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety and size of their collection. While I was there, they had a temporary exhibit from the top high school students throughout... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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229 reviews 229 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety and size of their collection. While I was there, they had a temporary exhibit from the top high school students throughout Tennessee, and that was quite impressive.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Brooks is small, but the three floors hold enough to make a visit worthwhile. The art, in fact, is generally of high quality. But maintenance is clearly suffering. The entrance portal was in need of sweeping and inside, I noticed numerous light bulbs that needed replacing. I was happy to visit, but I hope they shape up.

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Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a relatively small art museum, with a nice collection. Granted, it is not a first tier museum, however, they do a very good job of brining in exhibits frequently, which makes our membership worth while. We visit several times a year and find the staff welcoming and helpful. Located in Overton Park, the setting is very nice and... More 

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seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is on the smaller side but it has an excellent collection of art spanning a broad swath of history and it's extremely well curated. I went for the exhibit of civil rights era photography, which was excellent, but enjoyed all that the museum had to offer.

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Solvang, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

They have a nice sampling of art from all different periods and styles - quite a few major names. We particularly enjoyed the Civil Rights Photography retrospective - really captures the spirit of that movement. Also, wonderful restaurant for Sunday brunch!

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Dexter, Michigan
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A friendly environment with nice staff and a small collection. Second or third tier works of many 19th century majors a modest contemporary collection. In a beautiful park setting adjacent to theMemhis college

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Englewood, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great exhibits in a small package. Special exhibit: This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement was informative and eye opening. "Cats and Quotes" was small but fun. Worth a visit.

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Mebane, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Since they close at 4:00, we only had a few minutes there. It was free today (Wed.) ~ the staff was very sweet and kind. I was able to find a few amazing pieces and their gift shop had a nice array of items. I do recommend visiting it! Any art is worth a visit!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

In a beautiful Beaux Arts - era building, in beautiful sculpture - laden grounds in Overton Park, the collections at this small (No...not that small) museum are world class. Reasonable admission fee, free parking, very good food at the restaurant,wheelchair accessible, plenty of seating for viewing the works. Not a lot of the great painting masters, but art from every... More 

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Once again Memphis surprised us with this bit of unanticipated culture. It's located on Poplar in a huge public park in an established residential area. It's not a Grand Masters collection, but has a superb variety of excellent art... especially the Dutch artists... and the paintings are carefully cohesive within their own rooms. We were there on a Friday afternoon... More 

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