Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Film at Brooks Museum
Sunday, December 6 | 2 pm
Film: Downside Up
Can art make a difference? How can it impact an individual, a community, a city? With the majority of its downtown deserted, many people had given up on North Adams, Massachusetts, until MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) located there and breathed life back into the community.
The Brooks Museum collaborates with the Urban Art Commission to present this moving documentary about how art can bring the tentative, dangerous notion of hope to a city widely viewed as hopeless. Afterwards, lend your voice to a discussion on the arts in Memphis, and whether you think art matters in your community.