The Year of the Dog at the Pink Palace

Loki and Katie Willis have spent 2014 working on a 52-week photography project that features Loki’s personality and Katie’s talents behind the camera. Loki is a schnauzer-poodle mix who Katie adopted from Memphis Animal Services in 2010. Each week, Katie has photographed Loki at iconic Memphis landmarks including the Brooks Museum of Art, the FedEx … More The Year of the Dog at the Pink Palace

A Very Memphis Christmas

Decorating the Pink Palace has been a longstanding Memphis Christmas tradition. In 1951, the Museum displayed a forest of live, imaginatively decorated Christmas trees. The exhibit promoted fire safety and was co-sponsored by the Memphis Fire Department. At the opening, Santa Claus arrived in a fire engine. The trees were decorated with ornaments that were … More A Very Memphis Christmas

Enchanting the Pink Palace

The Enchanted Forest began at the Goldsmith’s department store in Downtown Memphis. George Hettinger, designed the display, initially spreading out the characters throughout the store. The display grew each year, drawing visitors to walk through the ground floor displays. In the 1970s, Barry Hartzog, the store’s visual merchandising director, revitalized the exhibit by adding new … More Enchanting the Pink Palace