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Picturing America: Exploring Over 200 Years of American Art

Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art brings to Memphis over two hundred years of American art through portraiture, still life, landscape, narrative painting, and sculpture.Over the past fifty years, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania has assembled a collection of works by significant American artists, concentrating on the mid-eighteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. [caption id="attachment_1273"... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Friday, September 20, 2013

The Dixon's First Family Night

Summers in Memphis are hot, so this year the Dixon decided to cool things off and have its family day at night!  This free family event was a huge success and was centered around  the Dixon's current exhibition,   Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art . It was an enchanting night to remember full of special activities and surprises. Take a look! Families had chance to make unique art projects... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Meet the Dixon Staff 2013 (Intern spotlight): Nancy Hardwood

[caption id="attachment_1255" align="alignright" width="224"] Nancy Hardwood, Education Intern[/caption] 1. What's your job title? Education Intern for the Dixon 2. Favorite Dixon exhibition so far? Picturing America ! I love Mary Cassatt so it was not a tough choice and the painting in the exhibition by her is just stunning. Plus I love the way the exhibition presents this visual timeline of what America has been up to artistically throughout the years. It shows the... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Meet the Dixon Staff 2013: Sarah Schiavoni

[caption id="attachment_1252" align="alignright" width="227"] Sarah Schiavoni, Visitor Engagement[/caption] 1. What’s your job title? Visitor Engagement 2. Favorite Dixon exhibition so far? Present Tense: Memphis Artists of the Future Juried Student Show . I was amazed at the talent of the students and I love that we like to show off local artists. 3. Favorite plant/flower in the gardens? It’s hard to pick just one, but I love our variety of lilies. ... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Meet the Dixon Staff 2013: Jeff Goggans

Jeff Goggans Dixon Preparator/Weekend Manager on Duty What’s your job title? Preparator/Weekend Manager on Duty Favorite Dixon exhibition so far? Picturing America .  Seeing this historically significant collection of works by major American talents is a thrill.  Also, Jim Buchman’s sculpture show was really impressive. Favorite plant/flower in the gardens? There is a big, gnarly old Tulip Poplar that stands across from the southern end of the Formal Gardens’... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Friday, August 2, 2013

Meet the Dixon Staff 2013: Chantal Drake

Chantal Drake, Director of Communications What’s your job title? Director of Communications Favorite Dixon exhibition so far? Bold Cautious True – I loved the historical and literary narrative of the show. Favorite plant/flower in the gardens? Peonies! I am developing a small obsession with them. Favorite Memphis restaurant? The Ethiopian Restaurant – it is technically in Cordova, but the food is so good and it has a great Memphis/family feel. A single mother from... Read More
Posted by Dixon Blogger at Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Coming Up
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

    Mini Masters (ages 2-3)

    Join Mini Masters and introduce your little ones t...

  • Tuesday, Jul 26 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Tours at Two

    Meet in the Catmur Foyer for a docent led tour of...

  • Wednesday, Jul 27 6:15 AM - 7:15 AM

    Sunrise Yoga Class

    Start your morning at the Dixon! Certified Persona...

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