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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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Address: 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number:
+1 901-544-6200
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 16:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The state's oldest and largest art museum.

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Love this museum!

I have been going here my whole life but they recently redid a lot and it's beautiful. I love the permanent collection and the ever changing exhibits are usually wonderful. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mango J
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Memphis, Tennessee
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brooks is a smallish average regional art museum. It appears they are making an effort to please elementary school children which is laudable but don’t expect art that will challenge adult big city museum regulars. Folk art, cowboy art , regional art is prized which I assume are a hit with local donors.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here my whole life but they recently redid a lot and it's beautiful. I love the permanent collection and the ever changing exhibits are usually wonderful. The outdoor exhibit is great too and I'm glad it's bringing more people for the museum.

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Lake Placid, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before my visit to Memphis, I found out that Brooks museum of art have painting created by Dutch, Italian painters of 15/16 Century. I was intrigued to see it. Unfortunately for us we came 45 minutes before museum was closing doors. We still had time to visit 3 rooms with collection of Dutch, Italian painters. Small but awesome collection. My... More 

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Thank Dmitry F
Daviston, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was such a great collection of art. I was so surprised by such a variation in the collection. I also got to see the Red Grooms exhibit. WOW! There is a little something for everyone, and I LOVED it!

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Thank MoranCarlisle
Springfield, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We enjoyed visiting this museum. There are many areas under new construction, but this was a great way to spend a few hours in Memphis away from a lot of the traditional sights.

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Thank stxdreamer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It was an unforgettable experience because I had the chance to see different tipped of sculpts of great artists! Totally a recommended place!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My wife and I like to visit art museums. This one turned out to be one of the best that we have visited in a number of years. We just happened to go here on a day when admission was free and they had the Red Grooms exhibits. The staff was just wonderfully helpful in guiding us through the various... More 

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Thank IverJohnson
Tiburon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

You will enjoy the variety of art shown here. In the foyer were unique and modern ballet dancers conveying the artist's messages. In many inner rooms you'll see elegant furnishings, including gorgeous furniture and elegant paintings. In addition you'll see more interesting modern work.

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Thank Gallicchio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Nice wide range of art here. The staff was awesome! I met a super nice guy named Rahleecoh, he is very intelligent and knows a lost about art. Let this guy run the museum! Overall a great visit. thanks!

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Thank jkeen77
Detroit
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Brooks is a beautiful place to visit, but the collection was not the best. Still, a fun break from the hot July sun.

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