Category: Art

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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Tour at Two: Sojourn

Sojourn  is a powerful example of Brittney Boyd Bullock's ability to breathe new life into common materials, creating sculptural works of art that surprise, delight, and invite contemplation. Despite the variety of whimsical trimmings and embellishments used, there is a certain ritualistic repetition to the tonality of the composition. These disparate materials all absorb and reflect light in different ways, creating alternating areas of brightness and shadow. Bullock carefully... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Tours at Two: Child Hassam

Dixon Docent Bill Branch talks about Childe Hassam's painting Summer Evening . On view through May 9 in America's Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution . Childe Hassam (1859-1935),  Summer Evening , 1886; Oil on canvas; Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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Talk at Two: Impressionism, Post Impressionism and the Black Model

Heather Nickels, Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellow of African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora, Brooks Museum of Art, explores several works in the Dixon Gallery and Gardens' collection, highlighting the presence and absence of Black artists and subjects.   She also speaks about her role as a project research associate for the Posing Modernity exhibition, which opened at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York, and later... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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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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