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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
901-544-6200
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Ranked #17 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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Hernando, Mississippi, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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
92 helpful votes 92 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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