Stax Museum, Crosstown Arts partner for ‘Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 27, 2018 12:47 PM CT | Published: September 26, 2018 4:00 PM CT
<strong>Eric Berg hangs an assortment of Memphis memorabilia Tuesday, Sept. 25, for a new exhibition at Crosstown Arts, "Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records," which draws its name from a 1970s Staple Singers song. The exhibition, a look at Stax Records&rsquo; community engagement throughout the decades, opens Friday, Sept. 28.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Eric Berg hangs an assortment of Memphis memorabilia Tuesday, Sept. 25, for a new exhibition at Crosstown Arts, "Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records," which draws its name from a 1970s Staple Singers song. The exhibition, a look at Stax Records’ community engagement throughout the decades, opens Friday, Sept. 28. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The main artifact for a new exhibition at Crosstown Arts is Isaac Hayes' 14-foot-long, custom-made, red velvet office desk complete with white Formica top. Previously, the desk had been in storage for more than a year, after the Stax Museum of American Soul Music recovered it from the owner of East Nashville vintage boutique, The Hip Zipper.

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Crosstown Arts Isaac Hayes Jeff Kollath Stax Museum of American Soul Music Stax Records
Elle Perry

Elle Perry

The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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