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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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

My girlfriend and I planned to spend our last day in Memphis at the Memphis Brooks art museum. When... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Mark G
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First time visit for me

We tour this museum with 21 students. It is small and it only takes about an hour to view all the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
kcomets
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Rockford, Illinois
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2765
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Reviewed 19 May 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...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

We attended "Must Love Cats" in January and it was our first but not our last time if our Lord is willing and the creek don't rise! The event was well ran and the cat videos were so mesmerizing :) The Folk Art exhibit was...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

A very nice art gallery featuring Iconic Art, renascence, baroque, modern, local etc . There are a few fresh exhibits annually that are always interesting. The art gallery also has film nights featuring artsy greats from the silver screen days. Always clean and quite, a...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Spent a quiet afternoon exploring with the family. Sadly, our first visit here. Really enjoyed the display from local HS and middle school kids. Only complaint is that the restaurant was closed temporarily but than info was not shared on the phone recording when we...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

First off I think it's important for travelers to know you can not bring a backpack inside, as out of town travelers, who carry our documents, camera's and necessities with us, In a backpack it's uncomfortable to leave them in the car, but unfortunately that...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

The museum itself is average. Nothing outstanding, just your typical art museum. Although, there is currently an exhibit in the basement showcasing art from highschoolers around the mid south. You must go check this out. The quality of the pieces are extraordinary. Many different mediums....More

Thank epeeling
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

Haven't been here in years. Took my high school daughter on a field trip for Art. It was very nice, art work was laid out well and stay was helpful We went on a Friday morning, low crowd, one school group. Worth a look. If...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

There is an eclectic art collection from early Greek to modern. This museum is set in a beautiful park like setting. Every Wednesday is no admission charge. They are about to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Like many art museums, this one has an excellent on-site...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Over the weekend my wife and I visited the Brooks. I loved the building as much as the art. The original 1916 building is very beautiful inside. It must be seen to appreciate. The more modern addition is quite a contrast in architecture. The art...More

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