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"Art of the South 2019"

Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through July 14
Memphis College of Art 1930 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition presented by Number: Inc., featuring artists from 16 states and one district. 901-268-7873

Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest

Through Aug. 31

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Winning authors will be honored with a $200 gift certificate to Novel. For more information, contest rules, and submission, visit website.

"Stitched: Celebrating the Art of Quilting"

Through July 26
Crosstown Arts at The Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280, Memphis Midtown


Three-month festival celebrating quilting and visual arts, with events, workshops, and two exhibition of not-your-grandma's quilts. (901) 507-8030

Art Therapy Exhibition

Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through July 8
Ross Gallery Christian Brothers University, Plough Library, 650 E. Parkway S., Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of works from two groups from Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Memphis. (901) 321-3000

"Outside Looking In"

Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through July 8
Ross Gallery Christian Brothers University, Plough Library, 650 E. Parkway S., Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of works by CBU BFA graduates Erin McInnes, Darien Parsons, and Katherine Traylor. (901) 321-3000

"40 Under 40: The Next Generation of American Metal Artists"

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 15
Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis Downtown


To continue the celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary, this exhibition explores the next generation of influential American metal artists. 901-774-6380

"Tributaries"

Through June 30
Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis Downtown


Exhibition of work by featured artist Jill Baker Gower. (901) 774-6380

"Natural Curiosity"

Through June 30
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of work by Beth Van Hoesen, displaying the artist’s process, from initial sketch to polished print. Van Hoesen specialized in the intaglio processes of etching, drypoint, and aquatint, primarily focused on natural subject matter like insects, plants, and animals. 544-6209

"First Saturdays: Memphis Urban Sketchers"

Through July 7


Exhibition of works by more than 20 artists. "First Saturdays" offers a creative interpretation of Memphis places and landmarks. 761-5250

"William McGregor Paxton and Elizabeth Okie Paxton: An Artistic Partnership"

Through July 14


Exhibition of the works of William Paxton and Elizabeth Paxton. William is best remembered for his involvement with the Boston School, and Elizabeth was an accomplished still-life painter, as well as William's wife, muse, and favorite model. 761-5250

"The Allure of Creative Self-Absorption"

Through July 14


Exhibition of photographs of Virginia Oldoini Verasis, the Countess of Castiglione. A great beauty, grande horizontale, and mistress to Napoleon III, the Countess was an iconic figure of the glamorous Second Empire. In an era when the average person might be photographed once in his or her lifetime, the Countess commissioned more than 400 images of herself from the Parisian studio photographer Pierre-Louis Pierson and others. 761-5250

"Still Life"

Through July 24
Eclectic Eye 242 S. Cooper, Memphis Cooper-Young


Exhibition of new works by Melissa Bridgman and Debi Vincent. 276-3937

"Painted Words: Poets and Painters in Print, 1869 – 1967"

Through Aug. 11
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition curated by Donal Harris showcasing three volumes that combine literary and visual art through printmaking. The exhibited works range from Paris in the 1860s to New York in the 1960s, and combine poetry and graphic work. 544-6209

"Arts of Global Africa"

Through June 21, 2021
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of historic and contemporary works in a range of different media presenting an expansive vision of Africa’s artistry. 544-6209

Rotunda Projects: Federico Uribe

Through Oct. 11
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of magical creatures and playful installations from everyday objects. 544-6209

"Native Son"

Through Sept. 3
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of sculpture and sound installation by multimedia artist Terry Adkins. 544-6209

"Visions of Illusion"

Through July 31
Art Village Gallery 410 S. Main, Memphis South Main


Exhibition of new work by Zeinu Mudeser. 521-0782

"The Blues According to Arhoolie"

Through Sept. 1
Blues Hall of Fame Museum 421 S. Main, Memphis South Main


Exhibition honoring Arhoolie Records, an independent record label famed for publishing and promoting obscure folk and blues artists. 527-2583

"Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric"

Through July 28
Crosstown Arts at The Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280, Memphis Midtown


Traveling exhibition of art quilts by 29 internationally known artists (901) 507-8030

"Blue: A Regional Quilt Challenge"

Through July 28
Crosstown Arts at The Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280, Memphis Midtown


A curated exhibition of three-layered, stitched 24”x 24” works by local and regional artists. (901) 507-8030

"Chinese Symbols in Art"

Ongoing
Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art 119 S. Main, in the Pembroke Square Building, Memphis South Main


ancient Chinese pottery and bronze. 523-ARTS

Call to Artists for UrbanArt Public Art

Ongoing
Various locations See website for more information, Memphis East Memphis

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Artist opportunities for murals, sculptures, and more. See website for registration and more information.

"Love of Art" and "Memphis"

Ongoing
Marshall Arts Gallery 639 Marshall, Memphis Downtown


Exhibition of work by Nikki Gardner and Debra Edge by appointment only. 679-6837

“Hillbilly Rock”

Ongoing
Graceland 3717 Elvis Presley, Memphis Whitehaven/Airport


Exhibition featuring items from The Marty Stuart Collection. 332-3322

Sue Layman Designs Ongoing Art

Ongoing
Sue Layman Designs 125 G.E. Patterson, Memphis Downtown


Exhibition of oil-on-canvas paintings featuring brilliant colors and daring geometric shapes. 901-409-7870

"Colorcopia"

Ongoing

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Outreach program designed by communities, libraries, and other organizations to encourage creative thinking, self expression, and socialization for seniors. Materials included. For registration and class information visit website. 761-5250

Mosal Morszart

Ongoing


Exhibition of works by Black Arts Alliance artist. 948-9522

"Drawing Memory: Essence of Memphis"

Ongoing
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of works inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria by Victor Ekpuk. 544-6209

"Bicentennial Blues Bed"

Ongoing
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis


New, year-long planting celebrating the Bluff City's bicentennial, located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden. 636-4100

Call to Artists for "Secret Artwork in the Medicine Cabinet"

Ongoing
Circuitous Succession Gallery 1789 Kirby Parkway, Memphis East Memphis


Seeking artwork for exhibitions held the last Friday of every month.
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