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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Type: Architecture, Art Museums, Museums
Located in a 1916 building that was given a space-expanding, award-winning addition, Memphis Brooks Museum features collections of fine and decorative arts from antiquity to the present. You'll... Read More
Located in a 1916 building that was given a space-expanding, award-winning addition, Memphis Brooks Museum features collections of fine and decorative arts from antiquity to the present. You'll find works representing French Impressionists, the Italian Renaissance, and Baroque masters, along with 20th-century American and modernist works. Exhibitions tend to be smaller, given the space, but that doesn't make them any less worthy - and actually is part of the appeal of the museum. The excellent Brushmark Restaurant is open for lunch daily and is a lovely setting, offering some of the best bites around. The museum and museum store are open on Thursday evenings until 8, and the Brushmark seats diners until 8 p.m. - the only night it is open for dinner.
- Wed,: Fri; 10am-4pm
- Thu: 10am-8pm
- Sat: 10am-5pm
- Sun: 11:30am-5pm
- Adult $7; Senior (65+) $6; Student $3; Child (7-17) $3; Child (6 and under) Free
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The Brooks always plays Cupid in the most creative way, with a Valentine's party aimed at lovers (and lovers of art).
- Best for Museums Because: The Brooks offers an incredible permanent collection of the decorative arts, and its decorative arts league hosts lectures and events open to the public.