upcoming events

what our members say

 DAT gives the best value for membership in town!  The events are always terrific fun and very informative.  I always look forward to DAT events and the warm and welcoming members. 

Lane M.

 I never knew it could be so much fun to be a patron of the arts. Decorative Arts Trust has interesting events and has amassed a wonderful collection for the Brooks.

Nancy W.

 As a longtime DAT member, it has been exciting to be a part of a group that has played the key role in creating Brooks’  fine collection of decorative arts, one that continues to grow.  It's rewarding to know that DAT fosters the community’s interests in art while supporting our civic museum.  

Bob B.

Decorative Arts Trust is the only organization in Memphis solely dedicated to decorative arts: furniture, glass, textiles, ceramics, and metals. Decorative Arts Trust members aid Brooks Museum in acquiring objects for the permanent collection as well as for exhibitions and often assist with sponsorships. This support group of Memphis Brooks Museum of Art was founded in 1985 and its original objectives are still embraced by an ever-expanding membership:

  • To create an endowment for the acquisition of decorative arts objects to supplement Brooks Museum's fine art collection
  • To sponsor an array of educational programs, trips, tours and exhibitions related to the decorative arts that expand the knowledge and experiences of members and the community
  • To provide opportunities for collectors and enthusiasts to hear outstanding speakers, view exceptional homes and collections, and enjoy festive special events

Membership is open to all members of the public. Lectures held at Brooks Museum are free with Museum admission. A more complete view of the work of DAT may be obtained by viewing the Upcoming Events and the Collection pages of this site.

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