Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, Memphis

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The pictures tell the story at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, which exhibits a collection of photos taken by Ernest C Withers, who documented the local history for over six decades. The gallery occupies Withers' former studio and includes almost 1.8 million images in its archives. Withers was a prolific photojournalist who photographed everything from major Civil Right Movement events to notable jazz and blues performers. You'll find the museum's app in both the App Store and Google Play, so be sure to check that out before you visit. Call or click the website link for info about summer opening hours. Use our Memphis itinerary planner to add Withers Collection Museum & Gallery and other attractions to your Memphis vacation plans.
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  • It's a great place to see some great photographs, and learn a lot about the civil rights movement. There is also a bit about music.  more »
  • Photos of some of the greatest events of the last century. Very interesting and worth a visit. Great  more »
  • Words are not enough. Every child that comes to Memphis should visit here and learn. Wonderful display, poignant, entertaining and transforming all roled up in one place. Still heartbreaking that the same economical and social injustice still abound today and are spurred on from our so called political leaders..
  • Amazing! You should not miss this gallery. The photography is spectacular and tells the history we should already know.

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