Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community

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Be the Exhibit, See the Exhibit!

Coming March 2019, a special exhibit for the bicentennial at the Pink Palace Family of Museums: Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community. Learn more about how you can be a featured in the exhibit from now until October 2019!

"Bringing the World to Memphis..."

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On display in the Vasco A. Smith Administration Building of Shelby County government is a retrospective of the award-winning education program of the nation's largest of its kind – the Memphis In May International Festival!

Vasco A. Smith Administration Building of Shelby County Government
160 N Main St - Memphis, TN 38103
April 15-June 15, 2019
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am- 5 pm
Admission: Free

Visions of Memphis

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We hosted an open call to all Memphis-based artists to submit an original work of art as part of our Visions of Memphis campaign. Now come see the pieces all together at our galley showing!

Goodwyn Gallery at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue - Memphis, TN 38111
May 1-May 31, 2019
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10 am-8 pm, Friday-Saturday: 10 am-5 pm,
Sunday: 1 pm-5 pm
Admission: Free


Pam Cobb

Jay Etkin Gallery presents “Currents”, Selected Works by local Artists, Pam Cobb and Marc Rouillard. Each artist uniquely interprets Mississippi River themes. 

Jay Etkin Gallery
942 South Cooper St. - Memphis, TN 38104
May 1-May 31, 2019
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11 am-5 pm, Closed Sunday and Monday
Admission: Free

Artists Reception
Friday, May 10 from 6-9 PM

The Art of Beale Street Music Festival

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Twenty original works of art by George Hunt commissioned by the Beale Street Music Festival will be on display for this exhibition.

Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Ave. – Memphis, TN 38111
May 1- May 31, 2019
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm, Friday 9 am-5 pm and 6 pm-9pm
Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 12 pm- 5pm
Free with admission
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Salvage: Reclaiming Memphis' Black Aesthetic


The music, art, and creativity that make this city so special are derived from our soul, that soul walks hand in hand with the pain and trauma associated with racism, economic inequity, education disparities and over policing of Black Memphians issues that are now 2 centuries old, but these issues are mirrored by the triumph of Black Memphians ability to find ways to cope, overcome, and courageously continue to hope. This exhibition seeks to explore those relationships, as we fight to salvage and reclaim Memphis' Black aesthetic.

Salvage will also exclusively exhibit work from local Black artists that have not yet been displayed anywhere else in the city; curated CLTV The Collective.

National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street - Memphis, TN 38103
May 1 – June 8, 2019
Hours: Closed Tuesdays / Mondays & Wednesday– Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Admission: Adults - $16, Seniors & Students (with ID) - $14
Children (5-17) - $13, Children (4 and under) – Free

The Story of Memphis Water

Currents Exhibition

Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island
125 N. Front Street – Memphis, TN 38103
May 1-May 31, 2019
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Admission: Adults - $10, Seniors (60+) - $9, Youths (5-11) - $7, Children (4 under) - Free

International Paper Children's Salute to Memphis Art

Children’s Museum of Memphis
2525 Central Avenue - Memphis, TN 38104
May 1-May 31, 2019
Hours: Open 7 days a week 9 am- 5pm
Admission: Ages 1-100: $15
Free with admission

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