Giant Bunnies + A New Cafe At The Brooks Museum
If you’re walking in Overton Park in the next 11 days, you might notice some new wildlife.
These giant inflatable bunny sculptures are the latest in a series of large-scale, environmental interactive exhibits the Brooks is bringing to Memphis, like the Red Ball Project that rolled through town last spring.
The piece is called “Intrude” and is by Tasmania-based artist Amanda Parer, who was inspired by common rabbits as an intrusive species. The bunnies are on an international tour and will be on display at the Brooks from January 18 to January 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
There are also smaller bunnies inside the museum. (But these are apparently not for touching, oops…)
There are a couple of special events associate with “Intrude”.
– Opening Reception: Wed. Jan 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Brooks members only)
Features performances from DJs Kid Maestro, Glitch Doctor, and Unapologetic.
– Film Screening of “Harvey”: Sat. Jan 21, 2 p.m.
– Hoppy Hour: Sat. Jan 21, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Hot chocolate, music, and a first-come, first-serve Old Forest tour at 4 p.m.
– Film Screening of “Night of the Lepus”: Sun. Jan. 22, 2 p.m.
– Film Screening of “Bugs Bunny/Road Runner”: Sat. Jan. 28, 2 p.m.
– Film Screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”: Sun. Jan. 29, 2 p.m.
Also, the Brushmark restaurant inside the Brooks and the gift shop have been closed for months, but today the gift shop area reopened as the Cafe Brooks by Paradox. Here are some photos.