THEIR LINE HAS GONE OUT THROUGH ALL THE EARTH: Spring and Summer Flower Drawings by Carlyle Wolfe
May 22 - August 7, 2016
Oxford, Mississippi-based artist Carlyle Wolfe has spent more than a decade observing the variety of plant forms that grow in the Mid-South. Their Line Has Gone Out Through All the Earth: Spring and Summer Flower Drawings by Carlyle Wolfe is a collection of line drawings that reflects the gradual and constant change in the landscape during the spring and summer months. The exhibition features plants that flower from the months of February to August. This spring found her drawing Virginia Bluebells and Native Azaleas in the Dixon’s Woodland Garden.
COMING JULY 31
Henri Guérard and the Phenomenon of the Artist’s Fan in France, 1875 –1900
July 31 – October 9, 2016
Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Drawn from the Dixon’s own collection, as well as public and private collections across the United States and Europe, Henri Guérard and the Phenomenon of the Artist’s Fan in France, 1875 – 1900 celebrates that brief yet exciting period when the hand fan became a collective aesthetic phenomenon. Henri-Charles Guérard was probably the most gifted and prolific Parisian fan specialist of his age, producing hundreds of designs. Guérard was so well known for his mastery of the intaglio printing process that Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas sought his advice. Degas was so enthralled by the format that he proposed that a room in the 1879 Impressionist exhibition be devoted to fans. Among the countless Parisian painters who experimented with the fan-shaped support—including Degas, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Jean-Louis Forain, and many others whose works are in the exhibition—no artist explored the arcing form more frequently or over a longer period of time than Henri Guérard.
Henri Guérard and the Phenomenon of the Artist’s Fan in France, 1875 – 1900 examines artists’ fascination with the form with a selection of Japanese fans, in addition to French examples and Guérard’s extensive contributions.
A catalogue accompanying the exhibition is availble for purchase in the museum store
Everyday English: The Charlotte Stout Hooker Collection of English and Continental Ceramics
July 31 – October 9, 2016
Organized to coincide with the publication of catalogue of the collection, The Charlotte Stout Hooker Collection of English and Continental Ceramics
Everyday English considers the marketing and consumption of eighteenth and nineteenth century English porcelain through the Dixon’s Charlotte Stout Hooker Gift of English and Continental Ceramics. Everyday English also highlights Mrs. Hooker’s accomplishments as a collector, exhibiting both her popular useful wares and rare ornamental finds.