Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, Memphis

4.8
#12 of 27 in Museums in Memphis
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 »
  • Wither's was MLK's photographer and the material to see is fabulous. A must see and open late, until 10 many nights.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Brought my son here because he wants to be a world photographer... all of his pictures told a story school had failed to teach & I failed to learn myself. This was amazing!!!
  • This place is a hidden treasure of African American history. Pictures are amazing!
  • Very informative. Definitely worth taking the time out to view and read up on our history.

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