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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
11:00 am - 5:00 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

The state's oldest and largest art museum.

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Nice place to escape the heat

If you are an art lover, this is a great stop. It is free on Wednesdays. There is some great pieces with some local artists. Unfortunately it is under renovating so some of it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nicole A
Menomonee Falls
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Menomonee Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are an art lover, this is a great stop. It is free on Wednesdays. There is some great pieces with some local artists. Unfortunately it is under renovating so some of it is closed off. The building is beautiful in itself.

Thank Nicole A
Clarksdale, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nicely run museum. The permanent collection is a little too broad for my taste - tries to do a bit too much with its resources. But they do a very good job of attracting and sometimes curating special exhibitions and events, some of which are quite quirky. The Museum's annual Dia del los Muertos party is tremendous... More 

Thank Eric S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are living the medieval and Renaissance displayed offer at the museum.. The three lovely flood of display was both enjoyable and modern with so much to offer. Beautiful displays of painting, China and more was offered in the medieval and renaissance floor was encouraging. They had a lovely interactive art room for all ages, and it was nice to... More 

Thank Sotaira M
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Brooks many times through the years but it had been a while. We enjoyed the permanent collections but the exhibit by local and surrounding high school students was incredible. We have some great artists to look forward to in the future. Thanks Brooks for showcasing their works. It was a great way to spend a Sunday... More 

Thank hairs2you
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked in a scenic park area - there's street parking in walking distance. It should be noted only a handful of exhibit rooms were open. Most were either under renovation or in the midst of installation. So there was not much to see. It looks like there will be a cafe store and many exhibits when they are done. If... More 

Thank Melissa L
Sao Leopoldo, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My family and I enjoyed our early afternoon at Brooks. The museum is home to several rooms and floors of artwork, modern, medieval and more. Admission is reasonably priced and employees are extremely helpful and welcoming.

Thank Chris J
Byhalia, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This small museum is located in a stunningly beautiful marble building in midtown Memphis. The museum is undergoing renovations, so not all the galleries were opened. The rotunda currently features a modern art project on man's impact on the earth. I thought it was enchanting. We also enjoyed the "Cats and Quotes" display in the Regional Art Gallery. The museum... More 

Thank Evelyn C
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Glad we have this but not a lot to see. We have lived here a long time and this was our first visit. It is very small but has a few interesting things. Good for a cold or rainy day. Then grab a meal at Overton Square.

Thank grits_are_good
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I planned to spend our last day in Memphis at the Memphis Brooks art museum. When we showed up on Sunday May 15th we were told but a not very pleasant lady that they were closed indefinitely due to updates to the museum; when we said the website and that Facebook said they were open she said... More 

Thank Mark G
Rockford, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We tour this museum with 21 students. It is small and it only takes about an hour to view all the rooms and pieces. One thing that surprised me was materials that artists used to create this art. Panels of wood to canvas, tempura to oil based paints. The students enjoyed the time spent and being inside with A/C after... More 

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