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Support Your Local Art Institutions

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Art is good for the soul, and Memphis’ art institutions are making sure you get to take in all of the beautiful things created by Memphians and artists from around the world.

Crosstown Arts

 

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Crosstown Arts is a non-profit contemporary arts organization dedicated to further cultivating the creative community in Memphis. The spaces and programs they manage integrate varying components of exhibitions, performance, production, education, and retail, welcoming anyone in the community to join any  events or projects, regardless of prior experience or expertise with creative interests.

David Lusk Gallery

The David Lusk Gallery is currently offering two online exhibitions: Carlyle Wolfe Lee’ Zinnias and Alex Lockwood’s Still Life. Both of these collections will be available for viewing until the end of June. The gallery also has two upcoming exhibitions that you can stay up-to-date on through Instagram.

P.S. While you’re on their Instagram, be sure to check out their InstaTV section for everything from artist interviews to their Pandemic Puppet Theatre.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture. The Dixon features a permanent collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain. The museum organizes and presents eight to ten exhibitions every year, the diversity of which appeals to visitors of all ages. The Dixon’s seventeen acre campus is highly regarded public garden that includes formal spaces, woodland tracts, and cutting gardens.

 

Brooks Museum

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.

 

L Ross Gallery

 

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L Ross Gallery represents a variety of contemporary fine artists. Works on display includes paintings, ceramics, kilnformed glass, bronze sculptures, and mixed media pieces.

 

Metal Museum

 

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The Metal Museum has become the center for metal arts – a place that actively promotes artists and their work and plays a vital role in the recognition and collection of metal work and the teaching of innovative practices. It is a place that serves an international community of artists and artisans creating work that is steadily building a strong following and important place within the contemporary art dialog.

 

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music was created by the Smithsonian Institution. It tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.

 

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Museum

 

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The Rock ‘n’ Soul’s sister museum, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame,  explores influential musicians from Memphis. Interested in browsing their inductees online? Check out their website to see which musicians have made it into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Or, visit the museum to see rare video performances, memorabilia and interactive exhibitions.

 

Robinson Gallery

From celebrity photographs and fashion photography to images from Jack Robinson’s personal life and travels, there’s much waiting for you to see.

Stax Museum

Located on the original site of the Stax Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee, the Stax Museum pays special tribute to the artists who recorded there, as well as other American soul legends, with interactive exhibits, films, stage costumes, musical instruments, vintage recording equipment used at Stax, records, photographs, permanent and changing galleries, and a rare and amazing collection of more than 2,000 items of memorabilia and artifacts.

 

Tone Memphis

 

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Tone, formerly known as The CLTV, is a local nonprofit organization that uses art to center Black culture. “What does that mean,” you ask? It means giving Black Memphis its flowers for setting the “tone” that’s characterized our city for over two centuries.

They host exhibitions, readings, and roundtable discussions. They provide a platform that synergizes Black excellence across the nation, and act as an alarm—waking people up to see Memphis as the cultural beacon that it is.

 

Urevbu Contemporary

Urevbu Contemporary represents emerging and mid-career artists with the primary purpose of supporting the practice and work of artists from Africa and its Diaspora while increasing opportunities for artists to introduce their artwork to new geographies. The gallery is deeply committed to presenting culturally significant exhibitions, programming and curated experiences that spark cross cultural dialogue to inspire an appreciation for diversity.

 

Withers Collection Museum & Gallery

The Withers Museum and Gallery is home to a photographic collection that features one million images covering the Civil Rights Movement, Memphis Music, Negro Baseball Leagues, Beale Street, Memphis History & Politics, and African-American Social Life.

 

Which art museum are you most excited to re-visit? Let us know in the comments!

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