8 Ways the Dixon Has and Has Not Changed Since the 80s

1. In 1981, the Dixon gardens comprised seventeen acres.  They still do.  2. At the start of 1985, the Dixon did not own a single piece of porcelain.  By the end of the year, the bequest of Warda Stevens Stout added 600 works of eighteenth-century German porcelain to the collection.  With Charlotte Hooker’s gift of English porcelain in 2008, the collection now numbers over 1000 objects. 3. In 1986, John E. Buchanan, Jr.  succeeded Moussa M. Domit as Director... Read More
Posted by Carolyn Fly at Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Conversation on Cézanne’s The Conversation

From now until June 6, the Dixon is fortunate to be the temporary home of The Conversation, one of the many masterpieces by French artist and Post-Impressionist painter, Paul Cézanne. As with many of the works on view in the Dixon’s residence, there is more to this extraordinary piece than meets the eye…there is a story behind the canvas. Here are five facts about Paul Cézanne’s The Conversation. 1. When Paul Cézanne executed The Conversation in about 1872 or 1873, he... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

'Tis the season at the Dixon! Every year, in preparation for the holiday season, the Memphis Garden Club (MGC) spends a week at the Dixon decorating and decking the halls of the Residence and Catmur Foyer. Since the founding of the Dixon in 1976, a natural involvement has developed with the Memphis Garden Club.  MGC members serve the Dixon in a variety of volunteer capacities from board members to greenhouse potters. The Club’s Fine Arts Committee is even responsible for the Gallery’s... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Friday, November 22, 2013

Recap: Fall Family Day

On Saturday, November 16, Family Day returned to the Dixon and was a huge success! With more people than ever before, all who came experienced a fun day full of special activities and surprises in the colorful fall setting of the gardens.  During Family Day, friends and families enjoyed  scavenger hunts, face painting, games, and live music by The Happy Things. Kids created unique fall art projects like quilt collages, corn husk dolls, and scarecrow paper bag... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Church Bulletins: Your Ticket to Ashe to Amen

Have you heard the good news? Church bulletins will serve as a free pass for you and your family during the run of  Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery ! Yes, that’s right – just one church bulletin will admit you and your WHOLE FAMILY to  Ashe to Amen for free.  The remarkable wealth and breadth of African American artists’ interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions in historic and contemporary is on view at the Dixon now through January... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Reunited and it Feels so Good: The Dixon's French Paintings Return

They're back! Our collection of French masterpieces has been seen by over 90,000 people across the nation this year and this Sunday at 2:00 pm, we're throwing a party to welcome it back on the walls of the Dixon!  We invite you to join us in the fun with a tour by Director Kevin Sharp and a special performance of Bach's Coffee Cantata by Opera Memphis as part of their 30 days of opera. In honor of its homecoming, the Dixon staff was asked to take a "selfie"... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Friday, September 27, 2013

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