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‘A transformative moment’: Memphis Brooks Museum breaks ground Downtown

Thursday, June 1, 2023

The concept of “groundbreaking ceremony” seems redundant when applied to a space already essentially occupied by a crater the size of a city block.

But when the ground in question is being “broken” for a $180 million riverfront attraction intended to establish Memphis as a world-class destination for art exhibition and tourism, ceremonial showmanship is as essential to the enterprise as picks, shovels and construction equipment.