Spotlight for the week of September 9

Sep 9, 2019

“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” is a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Host Jonathan Judaken is the Spence L. Wilson Chair in the Humanities at Rhodes College.

Credit Rhodes College

Art lovers, there are two great talks over the next week that I want to highlight, alongside their accompanying exhibitions. On Friday the 6th at Rhodes College, Columbian-American artist Johana Moscoso’s “Machera Floors” will open in the Clough-Hanson gallery on campus with an opening reception from 5-7. A talk by the artist will start at 6 p.m. in Buckman Hall. Moscoso’s pieces are large scale sculptures with accompanying process videos intended to address the history of migration and the cultural assets that immigrating populations bring with them. The exhibit runs from September 7th-October 12th.

While art receptions on a Friday night are a fun way to get the weekend started, maybe Sunday September 8th suits your schedule and you are more interested in academic painting, rather than contemporary sculpture. At 2 p.m., the Brooks museum is hosting a guided tour of their current exhibit “Bourguereau and America,” led by artist and educator Kathryn Manzo, who will discuss the painting techniques utilized by Bouguereau and many of his contemporaries trained in the French-academic tradition. “Bouguereau and America” is on display at the Brooks Museum until September 22th. For more about these two events, check out our website.

For more ideas about public programs upcoming in Memphis, visit where you will find a list of lectures and book talks happening around town. Spotlight on Lifelong Learning is a partnership between Rhodes College and WKNO-FM