Brooks Museum of Art
Begin your day with a trip to one of the largest art museums in the American South, the Brooks Museum of Art. Dedicated to enriching the lives of visitors through an expanding collection of exhibits and dynamic programs, this museum holds an outstanding collection of art from antiquity to present. Located in the heart of Memphis in Overton Park, Brooks Museum opened in 1916 after a generous donation from a local art lover. This museum soon became a center of cultural activity, and first housed a then-impressive 19 paintings within an 8,000 square foot complex. After three imperative remodels the museum has grown into a 9,000 plus work establishment within 86,000 feet.
Inside Brooks, your group will learn more about the visual arts through diverse traveling and in-house exhibitions. Explore the vibrant cultural complex that holds 29 impressive galleries, 2 full art classrooms, a research library, a print study room, and an auditorium with state of the art audiovisual equipment. More than 20,000 children alone visit this museum for free school tours, featuring hands-on art projects, film series, lecturers, terrace concerts, and dance performances. After spending your morning exploring all the art you can, head over to the award-winning onsite restaurant for a delicious lunch before visiting the museum store full of perfect Memphis and art museum souvenirs.