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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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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 collection, but good traveling exhibits

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing works of art from multiple periods and eras. I would say this museum is a miniature version of the MET. Top off your visit with a walk in the park and/or a visit to the zoo.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I won't compare Brooks to the Art museums in Atlanta or Dallas regional wise. Yes it's small, but well appointed. On Wednesdays (check to see if ongoing) right now, it's "pay as you can". A great idea making it affordable for everyone to visit! They offer a rotating visiting exhibit and the current one, "The Art of Video Games" is... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Enjoyed the video game exibit as well as the permanent exibits. Free for military is pretty awesome, beautiful architecture.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The museum is easy to navigate--just the right size to enjoy the different galleries. The main exhibits change often meaning there is always something new to see. The restaurant is very nice with a simple menu.

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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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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