Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Overton Park Until Move to Downtown

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the American South and houses an outstanding collection of art dating from antiquity to the present.

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Dr. Zoe Kahr, Executive Director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, who highlights how the museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of visitors through their expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the American South, located in the heart of Memphis in historic Overton Park. The complex comprises 29 galleries, two art classrooms, a print study room, a research library, and a professional auditorium.

During the interview, Zoe shares some of her background and what attracted her to the position in Memphis after most recently serving as Deputy Director for Curatorial and Planning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She talks about how The Brooks Museum remains OPEN in Overton Park and how they are now experimenting with different experiences and exhibits as they prepare for a move and new building downtown. Zoe then talks about how the new building downtown will literally and symbolically “level the playing field” and open up new, exciting opportunities for the future ahead. She also highlights the important power of Art, along with how the community can support their efforts through visiting the museum, memberships, their new cafe and gift shop that spotlights Memphis Makers.

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