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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
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Ranked #16 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: The state's oldest and largest art museum.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Both the permanent exhibits and the one on now -marisol- we're really fun to see. Our kids liked the interactive section.

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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Brooks Museum has done it again! You must see Marisol's "sculptures and works on paper." This is an unusually fascinating show where you can learn about the artist and see many of her works. The show is until September 7, 2014.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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39 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The regular museum exhibits were excellent. They had some really ancient pieces upstairs. The map of the museum was helpful as well as the audio tour which is included in the entry price. The place was adequately staffed. Didn't care a whole lot for the special exhibits.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We typically go to the Brooks when there are special educational/child-friendly events because they are generous enough to offer free admission. We have attended the Day of the Dead as well as some of the summer programs (Wacky Wednesday). On our most recent visit we viewed the Marisol exhibit which included several interactive activities for young children. We are so... More

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Ormond, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

An impressive collection of paintings and decorative arts, much better than anticipated at a provincial museum. The museum building has an interesting design, and is well situated in a large park. Friendly and helpful staff.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The museum has some special features, and things are done in a right way there. The dedicated guides take visitors through the expositions, so that you start in ancient Greece and end up with modern installations. In Hermitage or Prada it will take 3-5 visits to go through, but here in 3 hours you can catch up. They have several... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It summer and hot - want an excellent place to cool off and be inspired at the same time? Try Memphis Brooks Museum - go early and stay for lunch/brunch at the Brushmark ! the soups, sandwich -salads are perfect. The Mizuna Salad is my all time favorite.

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Berkeley, California
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36 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Truth be told...we stumbled upon this place and had some extra time and decided to take a view and we weren't disappointed. The exhibits were well organized and everything was on a manageable ("small" or modest) scale so you didn't feel overwhelmed or rushing around to take everything in.

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Really enjoyed the visiting Dali Illustrations and interactive art fun. Altho a fan of Dali's work I hadn't seen his childrens books or the French cook book he'd illustrated. It was fun to get up close and personal with these fine pieces. We were also treated to a show of Midcentury pop art by various artists. There were paintings, sculpture... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I love how when walking in one of my favorite sculptures greats me! It is a tower of old 50's televisions playing different programing, neon, and casting a digital display on the ceiling. It is worth the visit to just go and see that. The rest of the collection is very good as well, and the sixties and Dali exhibition... More

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