The Martha R. Robinson Curator

In the fall of 2016, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens will honor the late Martha R. Robinson, one of its most impressive donors. Throughout her life and beyond, Mrs. Robinson was at supporter of the museum's fine art acquisitions and curatorial projects. Beginning in September, the curator position at the Dixon, currently held by Julie N. Pierotti, will be known in perpetuity as the Martha R. Robinson Curator. Martha Robinson was an exceptionally generous and enthusiastic... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 0 comments
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Phenomenon of the Artist's Fan in France - Opening Lecture

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Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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Subjects and Objects

This past weekend, the Dixon opened two new exhibitions:  Henri Guérard and the Phenomenon of the Artist’s Fan in France, 1875 – 1900 and Everyday English: The Charlotte Stout Hooker Collection of British Porcelain. Both exhibitions, though totally different in visual nature and historical scope, have some things in common. First, they are accompanied by beautifully written and illustrated exhibition catalogues. Exhibition catalogues are a wonderful way to share the... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 0 comments
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Lotus and Waterlilies in our Fountains.

The Dixon Gardens for 4 fountains. Three of these are planted with the beautiful and flowery lotus and water liles. Farnsworth Fountain in the Cutting Garden, Canale Fountain, on the East side of the Gallery and Kaneko Fountain at the terminus of the Venus Allee-both of these are original to the 1940 Dixon Garden design. This year they are planted with rare and unusual plants from a family nursery that’s been in business since 1892.  We selected tropicals that would bloom the... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 0 comments
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Mother's Day with the Dixon

Mother's Day will be here in a less than a week! If you are anything like me, you struggle to choose a gift to honor the person who went through a lot to bring you into the world and then raised you to be the person you are today. That's a a big amount of significance packed into a gift and one day a year. I think most moms really do believe it's the thought that counts. But, you can breathe a sigh of relief, because the Dixon has some pretty awesome gift ideas for the special women in your... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Friday, April 29, 2016 | 0 comments
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Museum Week 2016: #architectureMW

The Dixon residence was designed by the prominent Houston architect John Staub who is best known for the development of the River Oaks suburb in Houston and home of Bayou Bend, which now houses the decorative arts collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The Dixon residence was designed in the Neo-Georgian manner and completed in 1942. The house opened to the public in 1976, and today is devoted to displaying the Dixon permanent collection. The image above outlines the past... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 0 comments
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Coming Up
  • Sunday, Aug 28 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Tours at Two

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

  • Tuesday, Aug 30 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

    Mini Masters (ages 2-3)

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

  • Tuesday, Aug 30 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Tours at Two

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

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