Evolve Bank and Trust visits Kaleidoscope Club!

This week our friends from Evolve Bank and Trust stopped by Kaleidoscope Club (ages 5-9) to talk to students about money, savings, and to work on fun coloring sheets. These artworks are now hanging at the Evolve Bank and Trust Shady Grove Branch.  We are thrilled to have Evolve Bank and Trust as the presenting sponsor for this year's Art on Fire, supporting art and horticultural education. The coloring sheets feature the Dixon's beautiful South Lawn, the annual... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Collection Spotlight: Alfred Sisley

Always in search of more affordable rent, Alfred Sisley moved with his family several times in the 1870s to one small village after another along the Seine. With each change of address, Sisley found himself further from Paris, settling in Louveciennes in 1871, Marly-le-Roi in 1872, Sèvres in the summer of 1877, and around 1880 to Veneux-Nadon, near where the Seine and Loing Rivers converge at Saint-Mammès. He mined each village’s riverfront for his paintings, which were... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, August 30, 2021
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Tour at Two: Meet the Dixons with Bill Branch

Docent Bill Branch tours the "Meet the Dixons" exhibition inside the Liz and Tommy Farnsworth Interactive Gallery. On view through October 3, 2021.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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Tours at Two: Wayne and I

Greely Myatt created the 100-layer frosted birthday cake in honor of the 100th birthday of California painter Wayne Thiebaud. Thiebaud is best known for his eye-catching paintings of tempting cakes, candies, and pies, many of which are included in  Wayne Thiebaud 100 , on view now.    Greely Myatt,  Wayne and I,  2006 and 2021; Wood, caulk, paper plate; Courtesy of artist and David Lusk Gallery        Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Three Takes on Thiebaud: A Panel Discussion

This informative discussion between three people intimately connected to Wayne Thiebaud will center around insights and unique experiences. Join the artist’s daughter, model, and writer Twinka Thiebaud; painter and professor Hearne Pardee; and critic and art historian Julia Friedman, Ph.D., for a singular program on Thiebaud and his life. Moderated by Scott A. Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Talk at Two: Piece of Cake by Greely Myatt

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Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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Plant Profile: Common Sunflower, Helianthus annuus

Each year, the Dixon grows the annual sunflower Helianthus annuus in the Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden. Helianthus comprises a genus of around 70 annual and perennial species. The name Helianthus comes from the Greek helios , or sun, and anthos , or flower, alluding to the flower parts. Native to North and Central America, the sunflower is a member of the aster and daisy family, Asteraceae, and has been used in making flour or processed for oil, medicines, and soap since... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Tour at Two: Justin Bowles

For today’s #tourattwo enjoy a 5-minute mediative look at Memphis 2021  artist Justin Bowels' installation Bedizen Park 84 . Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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"Memphis 2021" Virtual Tour

Enjoy this virtual tour of Memphis 2021  with curator Julie Pierotti, hosted by City Current! Memphis 2021  is closing on July 11. #discoverthedixon    Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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Tour at Two: Sharon Havelka

Memphis artist Sharon Havelka shares her process and inspirations for her three works in the exhibition Memphis 2021, on view through July 11.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Download Backgrounds and Wallpapers: Hydrangeas

Add some color to your desktop, Zoom background, or phone wallpaper with Dixon hydrangeas! To download, click the links below the images.     Download JPEG Download JPEG Download JPEG   Download JPEG Download JPEG Download JPEG Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Plant Profile: Hydrangea paniculata

Hydrangea paniculata is a species of hydrangea that has regained popularity in modern landscapes. Strikingly beautiful, easy, reliable, and fast-growing, H. paniculata produces gracefully arching branches and pyramidal clusters of white, then pink-tinged to dusty purple blooms. The name “paniculata” comes from the panicle (cone) shaped blooms. Paniculatas can grow very large, with the largest plants growing over ten feet in height and width. Larger ones such as... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, June 10, 2021
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