Art Museum of the University of Memphis
Type: Art Museums, Museums
The name "Memphis" belongs not only to a Tennessee city but to Egypt's ancient capital - and the two are sister cities. In tribute to that relationship, a unique display of Egyptian art is... Read More
The name "Memphis" belongs not only to a Tennessee city but to Egypt's ancient capital - and the two are sister cities. In tribute to that relationship, a unique display of Egyptian art is exhibited at the University Museum; among the unusual offerings are a loaf of bread made between 2134 and 1786 BC and a 2200-year-old mummy. Visitors can also view a collection of West African artifacts, and exhibits and showings of contemporary art. Free, docent-led tours of the Egyptian and African collections are available, and should be booked at least two weeks in advance. The 20-minute tours are quick but informative, and worth making a plan.
3750 Norriswood St
Memphis, TN 38152
- Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
- Free Things to Do: "The museum is closed during University breaks and holidays, so be sure to call ahead for hours during summer and other typical break times."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The temporary exhibits are as amazing as the permanent collection, with some of the best regional contemporary artists exhibited here.