Bonsai Exhibition and Art Activity

More than tiny trees, bonsai brings an ancient art form to life. Build your own at home with this hands-on project for the whole family. Check out our virtual tour of the Dixon's bonsai exhibition linked below! Download a hands-on project.  Más que un pequeño árbol, el bonsai da vida a una antigua forma de arte. Crea tu propio hogar con este proyecto práctico para toda la familia.   Descarga un proyecto práctico .... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Tour at Two: Maritza Dávila

Current events weighed heavily on her mind as Dávila created Lenguaje Textural . In this triptych, which she began in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, she incorporates both screenprint, in the two outer panels, and a hybrid of silk aquatint and collagraph in the center panel. The outstretched hand in the center panel is symbolic of our present moment, and how we are reaching out to one another, but we cannot touch. The left and right panels incorporate words and phrases... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Master Copies for Kids featuring "For America"

Enjoy a quick video with Mr. JT and learn about the art of the master copies and ways to explore them. "For American: Paintings from the National Academy of Design" is on view at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens through September 27. We hope that you are able to visit and see this amazing exhibition in person, on view through September 27.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, August 1, 2020
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Nature Activity: How Insects Fly

We had a blast with our Nature Camp Online participants last week: planting, experimenting, crafting, and exploring. Try out one of our camp-exclusive, self-guided activities, and learn how insects fly. Download this activity.  Click here to support the Dixon today! ¡Nos divertimos mucho con nuestro Nature Camp Online! participantes la semana pasada: plantando, experimentando, elaborando y explorando. Realiza una de nuestras actividades autoguiadas exclusivas del... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, July 23, 2020
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Tour at Two: Summer Exhibitions

We are excited to share that three new exhibitions are opening today at the Dixon! For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design features nearly one hundred paintings from the National Academy’s collection, illustrating the evolution of American art over the past two hundred years. From majestic Hudson River School landscapes to glimmering Gilded Age masterworks to mid-twentieth-century surrealism to California pop art, For America is a special opportunity to see the work... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, July 19, 2020
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Drawing Challenge: Create an Unusual Pet

Drawing Challenge: Create an unusual pet! We would love to see what you make! Share your creation with us by tagging the Dixon Gallery and Gardens or using the hashtag #discoverthedixon. Check out some of the drawings our EDU team made today.  example by Mister JT (left) example by Celeste Reto de Dibujo: !Nos encantaría ver lo que haces! Comparte tu creación con nosotros etiqueteando al Dixon Gallery and Gardens o usando el hashtag #discoverthedixon. Mira... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Tour at Two: Camille Pissarro

The Jetty at Le Havre, High Tide, Morning Sun is one of Pissarro's final paintings, completed just a few months before his death in 1903. Persuaded to work there by the prosperous cotton merchant Pieter van der Velde, who was a great collector of Pissarro and other Impressionists' work, Pissarro spent July, August, and September in the port city of Le Havre in Normandy. He stayed at Le Havre’s Hôtel Continental in a room overlooking the harbor where he could enjoy watching... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Sunday, July 12, 2020
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Art Activity: Surprise Portraits

 Create your own surprising and silly portraits! All you need is a partner and something to write with! download activity    ¡Crea tu retrato de una forma divertida! Lo único que necesitas es un compañero/a y algo con que dibujar. actividad de descarga  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, July 9, 2020
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#TeamTuesday: Katie Kizer

Katie Kizer is the Collections and Exhibitions Assistant at the Dixon. Hired in July 2017, her role at the Dixon is split primarily between two important responsibilities: assisting Registrar Kristen Kimberling with maintaining up-to-date digital records in our collections management database, and assisting Curator Julie Pierotti with research and content creation for upcoming exhibitions. During a typical week at the Dixon, Katie begins most days by mailing Dixon catalogues that have sold... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Tour at Two: Stanislas Lépine

Stanislas Lépine participated in the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874, but it was to be the only one. He has often been described as a bit of a loner and enjoyed the solitude of painting in more remote locations. Either in the late 1870s or early 1880s (he rarely dated his work), Lépine ventured to La Grande Jatte, an island in the Seine northwest of Paris, to paint its relatively rustic views. In the nineteenth century, it was an easily accessible retreat for... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, July 5, 2020
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4th of July Double Feature: Two Ways to Make Firework Art!

Happy 4th of July everyone. This is an important year to reflect on what it means to be an American! Here are some great ideas that can get you and your kiddos making and talking! Feliz el 4 de julio a todos. Este es un año importante para reflexionar sobre lo que significa ser estadounidense ¡Aquí hay algunas ideas geniales que pueden ayudar a que usted y sus hijos hablen al respecto mientras hacen una activad!   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, July 4, 2020
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Meet the Artist: Brittney Boyd Bullock

Memphian Brittney Boyd Bullock is a visual artist, textile designer, and leather smith. Her bold, declarative work is informed by her interest in social change and community engagement. In addition to her own dedicated studio practice, Bullock’s passion is finding creative and artistic solutions to social problems in underserved communities. She serves as the Director of Youth Programs for the Memphis Music Initiative , where she works to build relationships with young people and foster... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, July 3, 2020
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