In honor of the ancient Egyptian counterpart to the modern American city of Memphis, the local university maintains a museum ... More
Art Museum and Egyptian Institute of the University of Memphis
In honor of the ancient Egyptian counterpart to the modern American city of Memphis, the local university maintains a museum featuring a good representation of the usual items from the City by the Nile, including a mummy, papyruses, and various implements and household goods. Another permanent exhibit is the Spirit of Africa, which has artifacts and sculptures from West Africa. In addition—and somewhat unexpectedly—the museum houses an interesting collection of miniatures of American furniture and a good smattering of American and European prints.
On a whim, we went to the museum and had a wonderful time. Who knew there was a mummy in Memphis? You can spend an hour or, like us, spend 4 wandering through and enjoying every aspect of the exhibits.
While speaking on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. You can
relive history here by visiting the balcony and Dr. King's room, restored as it was when he was here ...
Memphis' main museum is housed in a marble building completed in 1916. The architecturally beautiful rooms house an outstanding collection
of medieval art and a small but worthwhile collection of Impressionist works. One room is dedicated to a "touch" ...
The Memphis College of Art offers degree programs in photography, graphic design and studio art. The college has two galleries
open to the public, where the work of students and faculty may be viewed and purchased. One of the ...