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Places to stay Holiday Inn Express Medical Center 1180 Union Avenue (901) 276-1175

MCA preferred customer rate is $99. Two miles from MCA.

Holiday Inn University of Memphis 3700 Central Avenue (901) 678-8200

Shellcrest B&B Downtown 671 Jefferson Avenue (901) 277-0223

Located between midtown and downtown in the historic Victorian Village. Rates are $160 per night with a 3-night minimum. www.shellcrest.com Holiday Inn East Memphis 5795 Poplar Avenue (901) 682-7881

Located off I-240, this hotel is about a 20-minute drive from MCA. MCA preferred customer rate is $99 for a double, based upon availability.

Conveniently located on the campus of the University of Memphis. $119 is the standard MCA rate. All rooms are two-room suites with a living room.

The Bridgewater House B&B East Memphis

The Peabody Downtown

Located just south of I-40 in Cordova. Full gourmet breakfast served. $125 per night. www.bbonline.com/tn/bridgewater

149 Union Avenue (901) 529-4100

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7015 Raleigh-Lagrange Road 800-466-1001

300 North Second Street (901) 525-1800

Located in downtown Memphis. MCA rate for a single/double $99. $10 parking per day.

Artisan Hotel

Mclean at union (901) 278-4100

Rates: $79 to $89 per night.

while visiting mca and memphis you may need to stay at a hotel. some are within walking distance, while others will require a bus or a taxi. prices are subject to change. check prices when making your reservations.

Talbot Heirs B&B

99 south second street (800) 955-3956

Located in the heart of downtown Memphis, just blocks from Beale Street, Talbot Heirs features suites starting at $130 per night. www.talbotheirs.com

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Crown Plaza Memphis Downtown

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“The South’s Grand Hotel” is located in downtown Memphis. MCA Preferred Customer rate is $155. Quote the “PEPRS” number 3738323. Call 1-800-732-2639.


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the past decade. indian, southern, pacific rim, cajun, mexican, cuban, japanese, vietnamese, vegetarian, barbeque, you name it, memphis has it. and lucky for you, many of memphis’ more desirable dining destinations are only a few blocks from campus.

Central Barbecue

2249 Central Avenue (901) 272-9377 Slow smoked Memphis Style. Open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Los Compadres

2617 Poplar Avenue (901) 458-5731 Great, cheap, Mexican food. Open everyday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and until 10:30 weekends.

Pig & Whistle

2740 Bartlett Rd. (901) 386-3300 Great BBQ. Sun. - Thurs. 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat. 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The Rendezvous

966 South Cooper Street (901) 272-7111 Dine where Priscilla had her hair done. Open for lunch Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner Mon. - Thurs. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. weekends. Sun. brunch 10 a.m. - 3p.m. Reservations suggested.

52 South Second Street (901) 523-2746 / 800-827-7427 Memphis’ most famous barbecue in a fun, nostalgic atmosphere. No reservations . Expect a wait. Open Tues., Wed., Thurs. 4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Bhan Thai

Cafe Eclectic

1324 Peabody Avenue (901) 272-1538 Casual, unique approach to Asian cuisine in Midtown. Great deck! Lunch Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., dinner Sun. - Thurs. 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and until 10:30 p.m. weekends.

603 N. McLean Coffee, tea, sandwiches with an old European cafe feel. Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Automatic Slim’s

1927 Madison Avenue (901) 726-4372 Best burgers in Memphis! Live music every Sun. afternoon. Open daily until 1 a.m. and until 2:30 a.m. on weekends.

2119 Young Avenue (901) 278-0034 Great sandwiches, pool, and Foosball in the oh-so hip CooperYoung area. Open 11 a.m. - 3 a.m.

83 South Second Street (901) 525-7948 A blend of Southwestern and Jamaican cuisine. Moderately expensive. Mon. - Fri. lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon. - Thurs. dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat. open 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Brother Junipers

Blues City Cafe

Golden India

Tsunami

3519 Walker Avenue (901) 324-0144 Best breakfast in Memphis! Tues. - Fri. 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

138 Beale Street (901) 526-3637 Live music nightly. Good Memphis eats. Affordable prices. Happening place! Open 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sometimes till 5 a.m.

Fino’s From The Hill

Memphis Pizza Cafe

Blue Coast Burrito

Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken

Boscos Squared

2120 Madison Avenue (901) 432-2222 Great menu, also a micro-brewery. A stone’s throw from the “Studio on the Square” movie theater. Open until 2 a.m. daily.

2097 Madison Avenue (901) 728-5111 Best Indian in town! Lunch Buffet 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

1853 Madison Avenue (901) 272-3466 Italian grocery/restaurant. 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tues. - Sat.

Huey’s

928 South Cooper (901) 274-2556 A unique approach to Pacific Rim cuisine in the hip Cooper-Young area. Mon. - Sat. 5:30 - 10 p.m.

2097 Madison Avenue (901) 726-5343 Oven-baked gourmet pizza. Fun place to take dates or parents. Tree-shaded outdoor deck and patio. Open daily 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Young Avenue Deli

3546 Walker Avenue (901) 323-3730 Fresh West Coast-style Mexican food: “build-your-own” burritos, fish tacos, fresh salads! 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun.

310 South Front Street (901) 527-4877 Best spicy, juicy, fried chicken in the Mid-South! Open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., weekends until 10 p.m.

Fresh Slices Sidewalk Cafe

1585 Overton Park Ave. (901) 725-1001 Good food. Great midtown deck. Mon. - Tues. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jerry’s Sno-Cones

on Waring Rd. North of Macon Rd. Known by word of mouth. Best sno-cone ever – must try a “Supreme Wedding Cake Sno-Cone”. Open in warm seasons. Tues. - Sat., till 10 p.m. Cash only.

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memphis has experienced a culinary explosion in

25 South Belvedere Street (901) 725-0005 Your favorite sushi bar, as well as traditional Japanese fare. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and until 10:30 p.m. weekends. Early bird special 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. daily.

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Directions From Mississippi Via I-55 • Take I-55 North into Memphis. I-55 turns into I-240 at a huge multi-interstate interchange, take I-240 West.

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Do not exit towards I-55/St. Louis signs. Continue straight North on I-240 to Union Avenue. • Take Union Avenue East exit. Continue on Union Avenue for about 3 miles. • Take Tucker Street to the left. There is a large buff brick Church of Christ building on this corner. Continue on Tucker Street, crossing Madison and Poplar Avenues. • Follow straight into Overton Park. MCA is past the Brooks Museum on the right.

making your way to mca is actually pretty easy with these helpful traveling tips. all directions below lead to our cozy little campus nestled within memphis’ overton park, which happens to be smack-dab in the middle of america’s cultural crossroads.

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Directions From Eastern Mississippi • Take Highway 78 West through Olive Branch. Highway 78 West turns into Memphis’ Lamar Avenue. • Take I-240 West to Airways Boulevard. Take Airways Boulevard North. Continue on Airways for about 5

miles. You will go past the Fairgrounds where the road changes names to East Parkway. • Soon after the Fairgrounds, you will come to a large intersection at Poplar Avenue. Be careful, there are two sets of lights to watch for here! • Take Poplar Avenue to the left. As you travel West on Poplar Avenue, you will pass the forested area of the park on the right and come upon the golf course. After you have passed the lighted intersection at Cooper Street, take the first right turn into Overton Park. You will come to a 4-way stop at the golf clubhouse. Continue straight, MCA is on the left.

Directions From Alabama • Take 78 West all the way into Tennessee (this becomes Route 4). Exit onto I-240 towards Arkansas/Little Rock/downtown. • Stay on 240 until you see an exit for Union Avenue. Exit to the right taking Union Avenue East. Take Union Avenue until you reach Tucker Street (you will pass McLean Boulevard and Starbucks and a Walgreens). • Turn left onto Tucker Street and follow straight into Overton Park. MCA is past the Brooks Museum on the right.

Directions Via I-40 From Nashville, Tennessee • Take I-40 West from Nashville to Memphis. Follow the signs. Do not leave the expressway route, although

you will see alternate directions for I-40. You will stay on the same road which will turn into Sam Cooper Boulevard, passing exits for Perkins Road, Graham Road, and finally Highland Street. DO NOT EXIT! Follow the THROUGH TRAFFIC ONLY signs. • Continue on Sam Cooper Boulevard through 2 stoplights until you come to a T-intersection. Turn left on East Parkway. • Go to the next traffic light, Poplar Avenue and turn right. • As you travel West on Poplar Avenue, you will pass the forested area of the park on the right and come upon the golf course area. After you have passed the lighted intersection at Cooper Street, take the first right turn into Overton Park. You will come to a 4-way stop at the golf clubhouse. Continue straight ahead, the college is on the left.

Directions From All Points in Arkansas and Missouri • Take I-55 South from Northern Arkansas or Missouri, I-40 East from Central and Southern Arkansas.

Take or continue on I-40 East and cross the Hernando Desoto Bridge (the Northernmost one that looks like an “M”). • At the end of the bridge is an exit for Front Street. Exit South. The next intersection you will come to is Poplar Avenue. • Turn left on Poplar Avenue. Continue on Poplar Avenue for about 4-5 miles to Tucker Street (just past McLean Boulevard). • Turn left at the light and follow straight into Overton Park. MCA is past the Brooks Museum on the right.

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Directions From Memphis International Airport • Follow the signs from the airport onto I-240 West. • Take Union Avenue East exit. Continue on Union Avenue for about 3 miles. • Turn left on Tucker Street. Look for a large buff brick Church of Christ building on this corner. • Continue on Tucker Street, crossing Madison and Poplar Avenues. • Follow straight into Overton Park. MCA is past the Brooks Museum on the right.

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Places to see Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

National Ornamental Metal Museum

1934 Poplar Avenue (901) 544-6200 www.brooksmuseum.org Visit the oldest and largest art museum in the region! Adjacent to MCA. Tues., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thurs.. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

374 Metal Museum Drive (901) 774-6380 www.metalmuseum.org Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

4339 Park Avenue (901) 761-5250 www.dixon.org Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (free admission) Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Memphis Zoo

2000 Prentiss Place (901) 333-6500 www.memphiszoo.org March - Oct. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Nov. - Feb. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

National Civil Rights Museum 450 Mulberry Street (901) 521-9699 www.civilrightsmuseum.org Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free time Mon. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. June - Aug. Open until 6 p.m., closed on Tues.

Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum

Graceland

3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard 901) 332-3322 www.elvis.com Graceland is open year round - hours are seasonal. Call for details.

Flashback

2304 Central Avenue (901) 272-2304 Deco furniture and vintage clothing.

Burke’s Book Store 936 Cooper Street (901) 278-7484 www.burkesbooks.com New and used books, also MCA text books!

Wolfchase Galleria

2760 N. Germantown Parkway (901) 381-2769 Second largest mall in the state. Movie theatre, carousel, restaurants, etc.

Pottery Barn Furniture Williams-Sonoma Outlet 4720 Spottswood Avenue (901) 818-9770

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Road (901) 685-1566 www.memphisbotanicgarden.com Hours seasonal—call for specifics.

191 Beale Street, Suite 100 (901) 205-2533 www.memphisrocknsoul.org Open daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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2009 Memphis College of Art Visitor's Guide