Dixon Discoveries

As a child growing up in Chicago, I remember having some amazing field trips. Surprisingly, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Kiddyland don’t stand out in my memory. What I remember best were the Museum trips. The memories are strong because I was left to discover something on my own, so at the end of the day I felt accomplished and proud. Thanks to those trips I have a warm connection with museums. No matter how big or small, quiet or noisy, artistic or historic-I am at home in a museum. ... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Friday, May 20, 2011

Dixon Discoveries

As a child growing up in Chicago, I remember having some amazing field trips. Surprisingly, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Kiddyland don’t stand out in my memory. What I remember best were the Museum trips. The memories are strong because I was left to discover something on my own, so at the end of the day I felt accomplished and proud. Thanks to those trips I have a warm connection with museums. No matter how big or small, quiet or noisy, artistic or historic-I am at home in a museum. ... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Friday, May 20, 2011

Private Memphis is open!

Since I last wrote, the Dixon has changed exhibitions, and Private Memphis is now almost half-way through its 5-week run.  We have enjoyed such an overwhelmingly positive response to this exhibition--our visitors are loving having the opportunity to take a peek at the art that graces the walls of the homes of our city's most avid art collectors. Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Hard Hit , 1883.  Oil on canvas, Private collection. It has been such a pleasure to... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Friday, May 13, 2011

Private Memphis is open!

Since I last wrote, the Dixon has changed exhibitions, and Private Memphis is now almost half-way through its 5-week run.  We have enjoyed such an overwhelmingly positive response to this exhibition--our visitors are loving having the opportunity to take a peek at the art that graces the walls of the homes of our city's most avid art collectors. Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Hard Hit , 1883.  Oil on canvas, Private collection. It has been such a pleasure to... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Friday, May 13, 2011

A bird in the hand is worth two in a wreath....

I have a garden wreath made of moss on my porch; it was acquired last Christmas during a Memphis Garden Club auction for the 2010 holidays. It hung on my door through the holidays until late winter when a pair of Carolina wrens decided to nest there. I opened the door and suddenly we had two wrens in the house. My eight year old daughter Madison loves birds, so as these birds flitted around the house my daughter declared that this was the best day of her life. We had to catch them in a... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Friday, May 6, 2011

A bird in the hand is worth two in a wreath....

I have a garden wreath made of moss on my porch; it was acquired last Christmas during a Memphis Garden Club auction for the 2010 holidays. It hung on my door through the holidays until late winter when a pair of Carolina wrens decided to nest there. I opened the door and suddenly we had two wrens in the house. My eight year old daughter Madison loves birds, so as these birds flitted around the house my daughter declared that this was the best day of her life. We had to catch them in a... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Friday, May 6, 2011


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