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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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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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
Description: The state's oldest and largest art museum.

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Small but good

Small museum to visit, but a nice selection of works There was a cute "live" / work in progress while we were there. Would like to have seen some more local art though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Small museum to visit, but a nice selection of works There was a cute "live" / work in progress while we were there. Would like to have seen some more local art though.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Brooks manages to pack a lot of art into a small footprint. I like that it has exhibits from a variety of locations and historical periods - and that it only takes a couple of hours to see everything. The current interactive exhibits in the lower level were great fun. Worth a visit! BTW, they show movies in the... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Address: Address: 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number: 901-544-6200
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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