Category: Art

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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University of Memphis Art Education: Illuminated Calligraphy

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. This activity by Rakhshanda Rehmat and Kailey Hildebrand focuses on the art of calligraphy and hand lettering. Download the activity PDF .  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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Tours at Two: Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly talks about the art she created for the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship , which is included in the Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible exhibition.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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Tours at Two: Frontispiece of the Gospel of Matthew

Dixon Docent Bill Branch explains the Gospel of Matthew  in the Saint John's Bible .    Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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University of Memphis Art Education: Illumination

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. This activity by Aysia Johnson will guide you through creating an illuminated artwork using your name! Click here to download the activity PDF.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Tour at Two: Calligraphy Guild Highlight

Calligraphy Guild member, Peggy Kunkel, tells us about one of her favorite pieces from their Dixon exhibition.    Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Tour at Two: John Singer Sargent with Docent Donna Hall

Dixon Docent, Donna Hall, tells us about John Singer Sargent's painting of "Ramón Subercaseaux in a Gondola." John Singer Sargent , American (1856-1925) , "Ramón Subercaseaux in a Gondola," 1880; Oil on canvas mounted on panel ; Gift of Cornelia Ritchie, 1996.2.13   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Tour at Two with Dixon Docent Donna Hall

Learn about Henri Matisse and the Dixon's painting  The Palace, Belle Ile  with Docent Donna Hall.  (detail) Henri Matisse,  Le Palais, Belle Île , ca. 1896-1897; Oil on canvas; Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon, 1975.15  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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Insights: Martiza Dávila

Enjoy an inside look at some of the work in  Maritza Dávila: Journey .  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, September 26, 2020
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