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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Address: 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number: 901-544-6200
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Ranked #15 of 76 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The state's oldest and largest art museum.
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
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
Owner description: The state's oldest and largest art museum.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Brooks Museum houses fine art in a permanent collection as well as traveling exhibitions, a small section dedicated to children, and a theater that shows specialty films or has small concerts. Check the listings for what is going on so you can schedule your visit to take advantage of everything available. There is also a really nice restaurant which... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited several times over the years, including November 2014, when there was an exhibition of Rodin's work the likes and size of which I haven't seen a visit to the Musee Rodin in Paris. Permanent collection is also impressive and well worth revisiting.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Last week our students visited the Brooks for a specific lesson entitled "Materials and Meaning". Our group was broken down into small groups for an intimate and in depth tour. The lesson was focused on specific pieces from the collection. After the tour, the students were invited into the studio to create art patterned after artist Willie Cole's prints made... More 

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Mendham, NJ
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31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Brooks has great shows and this one, originating from the Brooklyn Museum, was very interesting and entertaining. I read everything, and probably should have gotten the audio tour, but fell into a tour that touched on some interesting high points. I had no idea Egypt had so many millions of animal mummies, from ibises, cats and dogs to alligators and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I went with my art professor daughter so I had my own docent. I am also a lifelong learning student who had a student ID so the entrance fees were reduced for me. If one enjoys art, this would be the museum to see in Memphis especially since it is in the lovely setting of Overton Park which has many... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Brooks has a pretty amazing collection for what is considered a secondary market for art museums, and it is presented in a gorgeous facility amidst beautiful Overton Park, in the middle of the city. And the temporary exhibits are always interesting and worth seeing.

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Hernando, Mississippi, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I thought some of the exhibits were cool, but over all i wasn't really impressed. There were a ton of people with really loud kids... so maybe that had something to do with it. The outside garden is beautiful but most of the (outside of the building looks old and dingy). I was glad I went, but I probably won't... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Although its a small museum, the exhibits are set out well and some quality paintings. Was fun to explain to my grandsons why naked people in art is Ok.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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Memphis
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162 reviews 162 reviews
58 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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