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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2765
+1 901-544-6200
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Obligatory Art Museum in Memphis

Located on the south side of Overton Park in Midtown Memphis, the Brooks Museum of Art is an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FJGonzalezG
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Bethesda, Maryland
Wonderful photographs

The peaceful location contrasts with the painful truth of the apauling behaviour of white people... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frances G
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Founded in 1916 and located at 1934 Poplar Ave. in historic Overton Park, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is home to Tennessee’s oldest and largest major collection of world art. More than 10,000 works make up the Brooks Museum’s permanent collection, including works from ancient Greece, Rome, and the Americas; Renaissance masterpieces from Italy; English portraiture; American painting and decorative arts; contemporary art; and a survey of African art. The Brooks Museum enriches the lives of our diverse community through the museum's expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2765
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the south side of Overton Park in Midtown Memphis, the Brooks Museum of Art is an excellent, medium-sized museum, with a very good permanent collection and surprisingly good exhibits. Our second visit was even better than our first, four years ago. Highly recommended....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The peaceful location contrasts with the painful truth of the apauling behaviour of white people towards their dark skinned fellow human beings. The welcome is warm and friendly.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

It’s smaller than I anticipated but the collection they have was good. There were a few exhibits that were closed, so we didn’t get to see a lot.

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

The collection and the museum itself are beautiful. We spent about 2 hours and were able to see nearly all of the collection, and didn't feel overwhelmed. Set in a gorgeous park and neighborhood, this museum will give visitors a sense of what makes Memphis...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Well worth a visit. Nice variety of styles of paintings along with a few sculptures some spectacular pieces of furniture.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

It’s small but easy to view and reflect on the art. I don’t like cluttered galleries with a wall filled up with works of art. Nice children’s section upstairs and got to see an artist set up her work in the lobby. The admission was...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

We spent a couple of hours in this smaller art museum which appears to have been heavily financed by one or two Memphis families. To us, there was a good broad collection (contemporary, French, Baroque, Renaissance, Ancient, sculpture & regional), but the special exhibition areas...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This museum is small but has some very nice pieces. The traveling exhibition was closed in preparation for a new exhibit opening the day after our visit. Easily viewed in its entirety in 45 min to one hour. Elevators are available for those unable to...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

An oasis of quiet, full of such fine art in distinctive permanent exhibits and special temporary ones. Quite enjoyed the building itself as did our friends and our 21-yr-old daughter and her guest from New York. Reasonable admission, good size for part of an afternoon,...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This is a small museum and you only need about an hour to view everything. It is $7 admission fee. They have some nice works to to view and if you enjoy art, then this is a good stop. Would I come back to view...More

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