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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 - 4:00 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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Put this on your schedule in Memphis

World class museum, easily doable in an afternoon. Stellar special exhibitions and in a lovely park setting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

World class museum, easily doable in an afternoon. Stellar special exhibitions and in a lovely park setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A wonderful museum. Large enough to highlight many time periods but small enough to do in a few hours. Very interesting pieces - multimedia, furniture, sculpture etc.. Minimal fee. I really liked this. Perfect size to introduce young ones to art.

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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