Thursday, October 8, 2009

Memphis Brooks Museum Hosts "Masterpieces from Museo de Arte de Ponce"

Now through January 10, 2010, the Memphis Brooks Museum will be hosting an exhibit of 56 paintings entitled "Masterpieces from Museo de Arte de Ponce."

The Museo de Arte de Ponce is well-known for it's spectacular Pre-Raphaelite collection, which will be featured prominently in this exhibition. However, the show will also feature paintings from a number of different periods, and includes works from Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens and the Belle Époque master James Tissot

The Brooks Museum has a couple of events on October 15, 2009 to celebrate the collection, including a "Tea and Tour" from 1:30 - 3 pm. Enjoy tea and treats after a special tour with the docents ($3 per person). The event is sponsored by the Brooks Museum League. Reservations are required, please call 901.544.6242. A dinner will also be held the same night--call the number above for more information.

For more information, check out the Brooks Museum Website


M.Kate said...

Hi Margaret, I am always amazed at arts in Western countries, whenever I visit a new country, I go for the Museums. Unfortunately, I cant say the same for nobody visit them..maybe its not so interesting. Hope you will have a good weekend.

Margaret said...

Thanks, M. Kate! Sometimes I feel a bit the same way. I get to write about all these great exhibits, but it seems like we never get anything that interesting in Alberta!

The Nightwatchman said...

The grass is always greener on the other side of the pond? p-)

I want to go and see the Jimon exhibition at the British Museum, but that requires effort to get there, even though it is just down the road compared to Canada.

Also found where the places in Ewell where Millais used for Ophelia and Holman Hunt painted the Hireling Shepherd. Although Hunt's fields are probably a nice suburban road by now. Let me know if you would like jpegs, after I have been.

Before I forget, we are just up the road from Watts gallery in Compton, west of Guildford.