Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Films at the Brooks

The Brooks is now open every Thursday night! Regular admission fees apply.

Thursday, June 14
Enjoy a leisurely evening in the galleries
Exhibitions on view include:
Soul Food: African American Cooking and Creativity
Under the Sun, Works by Anthony Lee
Beyond the Maker's Mark: Paul de Lamerie Silver in the Cahn Collection
Thomas Hart Benton:Train Wrecks and Hillbilly Songs

See the Film documentary
Ian McEwan's latest novel On Chesil Beach
(28 minutes)
7 pm
Free with museum admission
This film will treat literary and film buffs to interviews with McEwan in London, commentary from peers, critics, and fans, and on-location footage from the novel's setting.
In partnership with Davis-Kidd Booksellers.

Dine at the Brushmark Restaurant after the film!
Reservations recommended. Seating from 6-9 pm.
Call 544.6225.
Executive Chef Wally Joe and Chef de Cuisine Andrew Adams.

Highlights from the à la carte menu include:
- Spiced Pekin Duck Breast over Himalayan Rice, Braised Rhubarb, and Wild Flower Honey Gastrique.
- Roasted Alaskan Halibet Baby Artichoke Barigoule, Baby Carrots, Herb Risotto, and Ginger-Red Pepper Jus.
- Peach Flambé over Buttermilk Biscuit and Sweet Corn Ice Cream.

Regional contemporary art
Exhibition opening to the public Friday, June 22
Join today and attend a members-only opening reception!
Presented by UBS
Sponsored by The Hohenberg Foundation, Inc., BA Framer, Carrier Corporation
Perspectives is a juried exhibition of regional contemporary art open to artists within a 300-mile radius of Memphis. The exhibition will be juried by Michael Rooks, who has worked closely with established as well as young and emerging artists as curator at The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Rooks was selected to bring a fresh perspective to framing and conceptualizing the art of the region.

Thursday, June 28
Film: Air Guitar Nation
7 pm
$5 members, $7 non-members
Purchase your tickets online
Winner of awards at both the SXSW and Tribeca Film Festivals, this documentary the birth of the U.S. Air Guitar Championships as legions of aspiring rock stars live out their dreams on a quest to become the world champion in a strange world where musical ability plays second fiddle to virtual virtuosity.

The film features the intense arch-rivalry between the two premiere U.S. air guitarists. C.Diddy (David Jung), a samurai warrior clad in a "Hello Kitty'' breast plate and red kimono, emerges as an early favorite. But his arch nemesis Dan Crane, whose stage name is Björn Türoque (pronounced "byorn to rock") is not far behind.

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