Category: Art

Tours at Two: William Merritt Chase

Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about the artistic journey of William Merritt Chase and two of his paintings, An Early Stroll in the Park  and Seaside Flowers .  On view through May 9 in America's Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution .   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Tours at Two: Mary Brady

Mary Brady was the first California woman artist to spend significant amounts of time in Giverny. She made three extended visits to the French village in the late 1880s and early 1890s. While there, she both painted and modeled for fellow American artist Theodore Robinson. After leaving Giverny, Brady set up her home and studio in Monterey, where she painted the area’s dramatic landscape in a loose style informed by her exposure to French Impressionism. Brady... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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Tours at Two: Elizabeth Nourse (part 2)

Elizabeth Nourse was able to move to Paris with her sister in 1887 after more than 10 years of saving money through the sale of her paintings. She began studying at the Académie Julian once she arrived in Paris, but after 3 months, her instructors, impressed by her talent, encouraged her to leave and begin her professional career.  Almost immediately, she found acceptance to the Paris Salon with a painting of a mother and child, which became a dominant theme in her work. ... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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Virtual Member Opening: America's Impressionism

For today's Tour at Two we are looking back on our virtual Member Opening of America's Impressionism: Echos of a Revolution. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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Tours at Two: Palace of Fine Arts

Dixon Docent Bill Branch talks about Colin Campbell Cooper's painting, Palace of Fine Arts . On view now in America's Impressionism: Echos of a Revolution .  Colin Campbell Copper,  Palace of Fine Arts , San Francisco, 1916; Oil on canvas; Crocker Art Museum, Gift of Helene Seeley in memory of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cooper, conserved with funds provided by Gerald D. Gordon and Louise and Victor Graf, 1940.24 Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Tours at Two: Flowers Under the Oaks

Dixon Docent Bill Branch talks about the exhibition America's Impressionism: Echos of a Revolution  and the artist Grandville Redmond. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Anticipating a Revolution: The Preconditions of American Impressionism

For today's Talk at Two we are taking a look back on curator Amanda C. Burdan's Opening Lecture,  Anticipating a Revolution: The Preconditions of American Impressionism .  Amanda C. Burdan, Ph.D., Curator, Brandywine River Museum of Art This lecture explores the “perfect storm” of circumstances in place that enabled Impressionism to take root and flourish in the United States. The international study of young American artists, the rise in popularity of... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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Art Activity: Paper Cup Monsters

Have fun creating paper cup monsters in this fun afternoon project! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Tour at Two: John Singer Sargent

Artist John Singer Sargent would have been 165 years old today, January 12. In celebration, we are taking a look at Ramón Subercaseaux in a Gondola  for today’s #tourattwo.   Born in Italy to American parents, John Singer Sargent was seen as a prodigy from his very arrival in Paris as a young art student in 1874.  By 1880, when he painted his friend, the Chilean diplomat and amateur artist Ramón Subercaseaux, in a Venetian gondola, he was only... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Art Activity: Expressive Portraits

A video that explains expressive portraits and ways to create daily mindful art through this method! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Tours at Two: Phil McMillion and The Saint John's Bible

Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about the Ten Commandments page of T he Saint John's Bible . Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about The Sower Illumination in The Saint John's Bible . Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about The Shema from Deuteronomy in The Saint John's Bible .   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Where Do Colors Come From?

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. In this activity by Shelby Watson, learn to make natural dyes and pigments for tie-dye using ingredients from your kitchen! Download PDF activity!  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, December 31, 2020
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