Do you enjoy learning about all things Memphis? Then, you’ll be happy to know that the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art enriches the lives of our diverse community through the museum's expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present. Now, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is proud to present Photography in Memphis.
Photography in Memphis is both a celebration of and a reckoning with the history of the city through the work of 56 photographers. Spanning 1849 to today, the images capture places you’ve been, the people you know or wish you knew, and the events you experienced or were sorry you missed. Co-curated by chief curator Marina Pacini and Ciara Fisk, Studio Institute Summer Arts Intern, the exhibition includes artistic, documentary, and journalistic approaches to the medium.
Commemorating the city’s bicentennial and acknowledging the depth of talent inspired by or nurtured in Memphis, the exhibition presents 41 works from the museum’s permanent collection by 26 artists alongside works by artists who live in, have left, or visited Memphis. Their images captivate, mobilize, and humanize viewers while reminding us of what makes us the same, what divides us, or how both can be possible in a single photograph.
Organized thematically—portraiture, landscape, still life, daily life, and politics—many of the photographs straddle several subjects, which speaks to the fact that they often have a dual or complicated nature.
Photography in Memphis will be on display until January 19, 2020. Museum admission is always free for members; however, admission starts a $3 for non-members. For more information, please visit www.brooksmuseum.org or call 901-544-6200.
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Friday, November 22, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104