Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"Art Today" Exhibit Opens at The Brooks

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Back in 1953, a handful of Memphis women who sought to educate the public about contemporary art launched a support group for the Brooks called Art Today.

Their first acquisition was a group of paintings by Jackson Pollock, purchased shortly after his death in 1957. Over the next few years, works by other artists joined Art Today's collection, including those by Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams, to name just two.

With a goal of promoting "that which is historically significant in our time," the founders drew from their own experiences as artists and educators.

Now until December 2nd, visitors to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art can see the works of these women -- Nancy Glazer, Mildred Hudson, Adele Lemm, Marjorie Liebman, and Dorthy Sturm -- as well as a selection of some of their significant acquisitions, in a variety of media.

For more information call 901-544-60200.

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