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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
Description: The state's oldest and largest art museum.

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Great little museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Englewood, Colorado
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Englewood, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Brooks Museum was established in 1916 making it the oldest in Tennessee. It can be found in the Overton Park area and is close to the Memphis Zoo. The building here also is a work of art. The Beaux Arts building is a national landmark and right in front is 3 statues representing fall..winter..and spring (The Three Graces) and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I prefer the Dixon Gallery & Gardens over the Brooks, but if you're interested in art and have the time, go to both. The best thing about the Brooks is that it's located in Overton Park, a lovely old park, designed by someone influenced by the same person who designed New York City's Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted: http://www.parkfriends.net/overton-park.html Back... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Overton Park offers an interesting change of pace for visitors to Memphis. The outdoor public art attracted our attention and the quality of the winter light made photography a feature of our visit. Benches allow visitors to rest and appreciate the friezes and public art which surround the exterior of the Brooks Museum. I wish I could share my visual... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Brooks is fairly small but has a good collection representative of different periods of art. The setting, in Overton Park, is wonderful. Check the scheduled events and exhibits listings on the Museum website, so that you can choose your visit time to meet your interests. I find that just dropping in any time is a perfect way to discover... More 

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New York, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Coming from NYC, my museum standards are fairly high. I didn't have high expectations of this place and they were not nearly met. The animal mummy exhibit (from a Brooklyn museum no less) was spread out in a weird space that looked like the basement of an industrial building and had almost no impact. Once you've seen one ibis mummy,... More 

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Hernando, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had a Groupon so we went and glad we did. They had a lot of different styles of art and an exhibit of Egyptian artifacts that always interest me. I thought the place was well laid out and had signs around each piece discribing each painter and piece of art. Highly recommend it and its right in front of another... More 

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