Museum is currntly open by appointment only due to COVID. To schedule and appointment, call (901) 523-2344

Located in Memphis, Tennessee

The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery


The Withers IQ Collection

We have recently expanded our classic Withers IQ collection, now including larger sizes. Purchase yours here!

About Ernest C. Withers

While most famous for his coverage of the Civil Rights Movement, Withers is also widely recognized as providing unique content of American history in the realms of sports, music, politics, and everyday life. His powerful and personal images of figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Elvis, and Richard Nixon, among many others, contextualize mid-century America from its heartland in a way no other photographer did.”

1.8 million photographs

The Withers Digital Archive

The WDA provides easy access to what is currently digitized of Withers’ 1.8 million image archive. Through it, viewing, licensing, and ordering prints of Withers’ work is simple and easy.

Art Flow

Art Flow allows art residents to sell their works, teach a class or host an event during their 30-day residency. Apply for the Withers Collection 2020 Art Flow program today!


Talk About It Tuesday

“Talk About It Tuesday” is a monthly panel discussion with Q & A designed to bring people from the local community together to inspire discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice.