MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - In less than two months, Memphis will have Tennessee's only hands-on visual literacy family art gallery, where visitors are encouraged to touch, climb, interpret and create meaning from the exhibits.
One life-sized display in the museum's new Inside Art exhibit, for example, has a sleeping train operator with a small door where you can pull open the handle and hear snoring.
The museum will close through April 28 for renovations and to prepare for the museum's centennial celebration on May 7. The museum will open to the public on April 29. The museum gave WMC Action News 5 a sneak peak of the construction.
While the popular Brooks Films program will go on as scheduled, construction is going on in the galleries.
The Vide-O-belisk, that was the centerpiece of the main gallery for the last decade, has been removed to renovate the gallery.
The grand opening event for the new exhibit is May 7 from 12 to 7 p.m. during the Brooks Museum's Party for the Century that will celebrate the Brooks' 100th anniversary. Follow #BrooksMuseum100 for details on the anniversary for updates.
Visit the museum's events page to buy tickets and for more information about all of the upcoming events, and exhibitions.