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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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Address: 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2765
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+1 901-544-6200
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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

The state's oldest and largest art museum.

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Loved the animal mummies exhibit

Brooks has great shows and this one, originating from the Brooklyn Museum, was very interesting and entertaining. I read everything, and probably should have gotten the audio... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 11, 2014
Elise D
Mendham, NJ
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Mendham, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

Brooks has great shows and this one, originating from the Brooklyn Museum, was very interesting and entertaining. I read everything, and probably should have gotten the audio tour, but fell into a tour that touched on some interesting high points. I had no idea Egypt had so many millions of animal mummies, from ibises, cats and dogs to alligators and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2014

I went with my art professor daughter so I had my own docent. I am also a lifelong learning student who had a student ID so the entrance fees were reduced for me. If one enjoys art, this would be the museum to see in Memphis especially since it is in the lovely setting of Overton Park which has many... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

Brooks has a pretty amazing collection for what is considered a secondary market for art museums, and it is presented in a gorgeous facility amidst beautiful Overton Park, in the middle of the city. And the temporary exhibits are always interesting and worth seeing.

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Hernando, Mississippi, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Felix B

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