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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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Cheekwood members are free!

Went here with time to fill between business meetings. Took a chance and yes- this museum is part... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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Amazing rotating exhibit of African American Dress

Medium-sized art museum, with good pieces. My favorite part was their current exhibit of the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Carly D
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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...more
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1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2765
+1 901-544-6200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with time to fill between business meetings. Took a chance and yes- this museum is part of the reciprocal membership with Cheekwood. Yippee! Could only stroll for an hour, but it was very relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank K G
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Medium-sized art museum, with good pieces. My favorite part was their current exhibit of the African American Dress! Very cool to read more and understand the roots and trends of this, and they had beautiful pieces.

Thank Carly D
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My friends and I enjoy going to Brooks museum when we’re in town. There are always deals going on for discounted or free entry into the museum. They have nice exhibits to see and beautiful gardens, as well. It’s a great (usually free) activity to...More

Thank BaileyWenger
Reviewed 29 May 2018

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

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 16 May 2018 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.

Thank Frances G
Reviewed 27 January 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.

Thank paigech90
Reviewed 1 January 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

Thank Thomas U
Reviewed 29 December 2017

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

Thank Cytraveler26
Reviewed 22 October 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

Thank JLZMcFarland
Reviewed 19 October 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

Thank JohnD63487
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