Museum is currently open by appointment due to COVID-19. To schedule an 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!

Revolution In Black And White

The most holistic collection of Withers’ archive published to date, containing images from his Civil Rights, Music, Sports, and Lifestyle collections, the text of this work delves much deeper into the history behind the images than your average book of photography.

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.

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.

Art Flow

As part of our artist engagment programming, Art Flow allows artists to display and sell their works, teach a class, or host an event during their 30 day gallery feature. Apply for The Withers Collection Museum 2021 Art Flow program today! For futher information contact us at

Talk About It Tuesday

As part of our education and community outreach programming Talk About It Tuesday is a monthly panel discussion with Q & A. This program is designed to bring people from our community together to encourage diologue about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice.

Our community engagment missions are currently on pause due to COVID-19.