The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery is a collection of photographic images taken by the photojournalist Ernest Withers. Ernest was a native Memphian who captured monumental moments covering more than 60 years of 20th century history. The gallery contains photos from the civil rights movement, African- American sports figures, and of important musicians like Aretha Franklin, and Elvis.
Seasons OpenWinter, Summer, Spring, Fall
Hours OpenMonday, Tuesday Closed Wednesday,Thursday 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
FeesAdults $10 Students with valid ID $7 Adults 62 and over $7 Children under 12 accompanied by an adult Free
In 2008, Rosalind Withers was named Trustee of the Ernest C. Withers Trust. Rosalind is the eight and youngest child and the only daughter of Ernest and Dorothy Withers. In 2009 Rosalind founded and was named Board Chairman of Withers Collection Museum and Gallery. She manages and procures one of the largest photo collections amassed by a single individual. She is responsible for daily operations of the Withers photographic Art Museum and Gallery. She approves public relations, marketing and advertising campaigns national and internationally as well as manages license agreements, and exhibitions for use of Dr. Ernest C. Withers photo catalog. She is responsible for business development and coordination of grant applications, philanthropic fund raising campaigns and guides development and planning of capital improvement of the Beale Street museum structure
Pet Friendly Notes
No pets are allowed at this time.