Memphis area's most complete list of art destinations for families.
374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Discover the creativity and versatility of metalwork. Children can observe artists at the blacksmith shop, picnic in the sculpture garden, and view temporary exhibitions featuring contemporary metal work. Saturdays and Sundays view forging demonst...
585 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, Tennessee 38117
MSO musicians do more than perform in concerts. They teach, mentor, and entertain students from public and private schools, and provide free concerts in the Memphis Public Libraries with Family Tunes and Tales. The upcoming season features eight c...
Music and Dance Performance Groups
142 CFA Bldg., University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 38111
See student exhibitions, curated art installations, and AMUM’s permanent collection of cool Egyptian mummies and sarcophagus, African art, and cultural artifacts that include Greco-Roman glass and Navajo textiles. Free admission. memphis.edu/amum
119 South Main St., Memphis, Tennessee 38103
The Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art is home to a collection of art from many cultures. Go to their education page to prepare your children for a visit. The summer movie series showcases Asian-themed films on Saturdays and Judaic-themed films o...
Opera Memphis celebrates classic and innovative new works, making opera accessible to the public. Family-focused activities include: Thirty Days of Opera, September 1-30; free performances city-wide. Hansel and Gretel, January 15 and 17 at 7:30 p....
1801 Exeter, Germantown, Tennessee 38138
The IRIS Orchestra gathers the nation’s finest young musicians under the artistic direction of Maestro Michael Stern. Spanning from Beethoven to Brahms, this year's five-concert series is a powerful way to introduce your clan to the joys of classi...
This all-volunteer ensemble presents a diverse assortment of choral works, from show tunes to world music. An annual Youth Concert Series in the spring features a performing arts group from an area school.
Visitors Center at Patriot Lake, Memphis, Tennessee
Here's yet another great thing going on at Shelby Farms: four concerts starting at 6:30pm on Saturday, June 30th, and then Thursdays, July 19 and 26, August 2. Each will feature local talent such as the Bluff City Backsliders. Forget hauling a p...
Outdoor Concert Series
4339 Park Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38117
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, a former private home, is situated on 17 acres of lush gardens, and includes indoor galleries with a focus on Impressionism. Tuesday morning Mini Masters parent/child class offers hands-on projects with the Kaleidosc...
1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Tennessee’s largest fine-arts museum features an outstanding collection along with world-class traveling exhibitions. This summer: Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper. Family programs include Community Day, August 9, and Wacky Wednesdays during...
7950 Trinity Rd., Memphis, Tennessee
For more than two decades, Ballet Memphis has featured professional dancers, and trained more than 700 students a year. They also bring this art form the thousands of school children regionally. The 2014-15 season includes River Project 3, October...
Overton Park, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Memphis College of Art hosts 10 to 12 free art exhibitions each year, in addition to visiting artist lectures. Summer arts camps for children ages 4 to 16 explore everything from painting and photography to animation. mca.edu
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