Made in Dixon
April 16 – April 30, 2017
It’s back! Made in Dixon returns, showcasing the colorful and joy-filled artwork created in the Dixon’s educational programs. Works from artists of all ages celebrate the Dixon’s commitment to our community through education in the visual arts.
Scent and Symbolism: Perfumed Objects and Images
April 6 – July 2, 2017
The experience of scent brings to the forefront one of humankind’s most powerful yet enigmatic senses. Scent and Symbolism: Perfumed Objects and Images will consider the role of scent in the history of art through a collection of 140 scent bottles from the seventeenth through twentieth century from the collection of the Umi-Mori Art Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. The exhibition will also reveal how the sense of smell has been described by painters over time: woven into allegory and literal experience, medicinal and spiritual use, as a tool of seduction, and a product for consumption.
The Smellery: an interactive room for kids and families is included in the exhibition. Experience hands-on activities related to scent in art and nature in this room reserved for learning and discovery.