Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art
July 16 – September 24, 2017

 

The exhibition is drawn from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection and is co-organized by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York, and Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia.

Power & Piety is filled with works of fine and decorative art created for the many churches that populated Latin America, religious works of art created for the home, and objects intended for private devotional use. Ranging from paintings of saints to furniture used in devotional practices, these works illuminate how both piety and social ambition fueled the production and conspicuous consumption of religious art in these culturally rich societies.

*The Dixon Gallery & Gardens has an exciting opportunity for congregations in the Memphis area: Members may bring in any worship center bulletin or program for free admission to Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art. Programs and bulletins can be used as a free pass every day that the exhibition is open to the public. The Dixon is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, and Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

Juan Pedro López, Our Lady of Solitude, 18th Century. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Colleción of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. 


Edward Giobbi: An Artist Comes to Memphis

July 16 – September 24, 2017

Organized by Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Sponsored by: Nancy McFadden Copp

Image credit: Edward Giobbi, Nancy Pregnant, 1960. Oil on canvas. Collection of Nancy McFadden Copp. 


Artifact of a Relationship: Jason Miller

May 7 – July 23, 2017

Local artist and curator Jason Miller photographs everyday objects that have meaning to him. Through this series of photographs, he recounts his memories of these objects, linking one relationship to the next.


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