Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The amazing Brooks

If the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is not on your radar, it should be. The museum's lively 1st Wednesdays programs are informal, festive events that feature cutting edge presentations in dance, film, and music. Next up on Sept. 7 -- reserve that date on your calendar -- is a screening of Craig Brewer's first film "Poor and Hungry." For those of you who've been "meaning to" see it for the last five years, your excuses are about to expire.

But wait, there's more... Ernest Withers and Memphis: Capturing a City is an exhibition of photographs by internationally renowned artist Dr. Ernest Withers on display at the museum. You'll see those as well as a performance by the New Ballet Ensemble inspired by Withers' photos.

Plus there will be music by Native Son and you'll be able to dine at the Brushmark restaurant. (Event is from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7. Brushmark serves from 6-8:30 and the Poor and Hungry screening is at 7:30).

Admission to 1st Wednesdays is free for Brooks members and $5 for nonmembers. Future 1st Wednesday offerings will feature more Memphis-made cinema.

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