RedBall Is Coming To Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 19th 2016 8137 0

In case you missed it: there’s a big red ball coming to Memphis next week. Why, you ask? Why not, I say!

Photograph: Tom Martin ©RedBall Project

Photograph: Tom Martin ©RedBall Project

Artist Kurt Perschke has taken his 250-pound inflated red ball all over the world (think Abu Dhabi, Paris, Montreal, to name a few) and now, he’s bringing it to Memphis in honor of the Brooks Museum’s 100th Anniversary Celebration.

This 10-day installation is ripe for lots of social media fun and picture posing, so be sure to use hashtag #redballproject if you’re into that sort of thing.

You can also enter an Instagram contest (I have no details yet) presumably by following @redballproject on Instagram and using #myrbmemphis on that platform.

If you’re just curious about this big bold roll-y thing headed our way, here is the daily schedule, starting next Thursday. Which one will you make it to?

Photograph: Brit Worgan ©RedBall Project

Photograph: Brit Worgan ©RedBall Project

Thursday, April 28, 11 am to 6 pm: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art plaza, in Overton Park

Friday, April 29, 11 am to 6 pm: New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale St.

Saturday, April 30, 11 am to 6 pm: Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Dr.

Sunday, May 1, 11 am to 6 pm: 409 S. Main St.

Monday, May 2, 11 am to 6 pm: Randolph Student Alumni Center, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 800 Madison Ave.

Tuesday, May 3, 11 am to 6 pm: Barboro Alley, Front St. between Union and Gayoso

Wednesday May 4, 11 am to 6 pm: Memphis College of Art, in Overton Park

Thursday, May 5, 11 am to 6 pm: Hattiloo Theatre, 37 S. Cooper St.

Friday, May 6, 11 am to 6 pm: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave.

Saturday, May 7, 11 am to 6 pm: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1916 entrance, in Overton Park


The RedBall Project makes its final stop on Saturday, May 7 at the Brooks Museum just in time for their Party for the Century. That party is free for the public, family-friendly, and will go on all day from noon to 7 p.m.

The Brook’s Party for the Century will have live music, art-making, five food trucks, cake, and surprises. At 2 p..m., Joyce Cobb will sing Happy Birthday. The Bo-Keys will perform at 5 p.m.

Go there:

Brooks Museums’s Party for the Century / Redball Project finale
1934 Poplar Avenue
May 7, 2016
all ages, free

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. says:

    Perschke uses RedBall Project to encourage exploring each city’s unique architectural landscape and history.

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