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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

The state's oldest and largest art museum.

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Good museum

I love art and was pleased with my visit at this museum. The art is presented very nicely. Good place to walk, take ones time and enjoy some wonderful art.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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1,286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love art and was pleased with my visit at this museum. The art is presented very nicely. Good place to walk, take ones time and enjoy some wonderful art.

Thank jlantern3
Atlanta, Michigan
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126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it. We spent a couple hours there after riding through the park with its beautiful large trees. It is not a large museum, yet it is very well done.

Thank David908
Memphis, Tennessee
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200 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I probably had higher expectations than I should have. This Art Gallery shows some international pieces, such as European paintings, pieces from Africa and native to the Americas and some American art. However, all the above does not compete with larger city museums (with more money of course) and as a result, there is a sensation you are seeing secondary... More 

Thank Cannuck1964
Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This museum is not large and can easily be visited in half a day. It has a nice café and friendly staff. The art work is nice and a few pieces are rather significant. Overall it is worth the time to see.

Potomac, Maryland
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72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Nice museum - though small. Got through the whole thing in about 90 minutes. Some fabulous art. Edward Hopper, Sisley, Renoir, some fantastic Decorative arts - especially furniture. Wednesday is free - PAY WHAT YOU CAN - is a better word for it. They don't even ask for payment which is a shame. Supporting the arts is important. Parking is... More 

Thank Gerarddunn
Memphis, Tennessee
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119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We have wanted to check out this museum for quite some time and finally got the chance. The Art of Video Games was the prime driver and we couldn't agree more with the previous reviewer. In fact, we felt betrayed that the museum was marketing this as art to discover it simply was not. The exhibit belongs in a pop... More 

Thank LoveFunTravels
Memphis, TN
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

So, my review is more specific to the special exhibit "The Art of Video Games". I was seriously underwhelmed. As a gamer, I was expecting an exhibit that would showcase, um, the ART of video games. Instead, what I got was a cursory history of video games. 90% of this exhibit was simply a series of cases showing each console... More 

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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

World class museum, easily doable in an afternoon. Stellar special exhibitions and in a lovely park setting.

Thank mad132
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A wonderful museum. Large enough to highlight many time periods but small enough to do in a few hours. Very interesting pieces - multimedia, furniture, sculpture etc.. Minimal fee. I really liked this. Perfect size to introduce young ones to art.

Thank Richard L
Santa Rosa, California
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218 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

While it's not Chicago or NY, the museum offers good exhibits that are worth taking time out to see. They also have a nice restaurant and some networking and social events and movies that are worth keeping track of to participate in. Plus Wednesdays you can pay what you want. Nice, it makes art available to all...but if you can,... More 

Thank Pat B

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