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Masonic Contemporary and the entire Memphis Scottish Rite building is undergoing extensive cosmetic and structural renovations, which include a new roof and interior refinishing of select walls and ceilings. 

We look forward to unveiling our new 2016-2017 exhibition lineup of featured artists to launch in the fall of 2016!

Thank you for your ongoing interest,

 Masonic Contemporary


(above) Highlight from James Bockelman's artist talk held at Masonic Contemporary 02/06/2016

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For Immediate Release - Circuitous Succession Gallery Presents: James Bockelman - represented artist lecture Location: Masonic Contemporary at Memphis Scottish Rite 825 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 Date/Time: Saturday, February 6th, 1pm-2pm This lecture is free and open to the public. Image Caption: Disturbance, 2016. Oil on paper, 22" X 22" The work of James Bockelman has been represented by Lo River Arts in Beacon, New York and the Karolyn Sherwood Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa. In addition to exhibiting in numerous group shows throughout the Mid West region, Bockelman’s art was featured in one person exhibitions at the Sheldon Memorial Museum of Art in Lincoln, the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, and the Kunstoffice in Berlin, Germany. Bockelman earned the Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1997, and currently is a professor of art at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska where he teaches painting and new media. Titled, These Referents Register, Bockelman's talk will highlight his most recent series of abstract paintings on paper. #masoniccontemporary #jamesbockelman #painting #memphis #circuitoussuccessiongallery #lecture #gallerytalk #artisttalk #talk #abstract #contemporaryart #art #postmodern @masoniccontemporary

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CSE ll opening reception is on October 16, 6-9pm—only at Masonic Contemporary of Memphis Scottish Rite.

Posted by Masonic Contemporary on Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Circuitous Succession Epilogue ll at Masonic Contemporary (preview) from circuitoussuccession on Vimeo.