A BIG Event: Botero Opening Weekend

We are planning an exciting Opening Weekend around Botero!  It’s all happening tomorrow through Sunday (October 24-26).  There will be something for everyone.  Read on…

The Street

The Street



Friday night at our Members-Only reception, we will be having cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  If you’re not a member yet, it’s not too late to join.  We’re going to have a fun and fabulous time!

Also, on Saturday and Sunday the Brushmark is serving up tantalizing, Columbian-inspired dishes for lunch.  Afterwards, savor a cup of fresh, hot Columbian coffee — on the house!  You can also make reservations if you like.

Still Life, 1995

Still Life, 1995

Guided tours:

To begin with, this is an amazing show.  Over 100 works from the artist’s personal collection will be on display, and no one has seen such an extensive review of Botero’s career for nearly 30 years now.  We have arranged special guided tours of the exhibition both in English and in Spanish.  You will get an intimate, in-depth look at this artist since the tours are limited to 30 people.  Give us a call at 901-544-6215 and we will reserve a spot for you.  (You’ll be spending about 40 minutes with your tour guide.)


Saturday will be a big day for the little ones.  Volunteers with the Shelby County Books from Birth are coming to read stories.  In the morning, readers will share Latin American stories in English.  Later that afternoon, they will be reading the stories of Rafael Pombo in Spanish.  You can also register your child to get a free hardcover book provided by the Books from Birth program.  This is a great chance to expand your child’s cultural horizons and then bring that experience home.

Still Life with Mandolin, 1998

Still Life with Mandolin, 1998


The highly acclaimed pianist, Victor Agudelo, will be with us on Saturday from 12 – 2pm in the Brushmark to entertain you with traditional Colombian music. 

Botero’s opening weekend celebration promises to be a great time.  See you there!


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