Category: Dixon at Home

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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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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"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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Talk at Two: Story in Portraits

Debbie Pacheco, Memphis 2021 artist Debbie Pacheco talks about the lives and narratives of those passing individuals and fleeting moments she has captured on film and communicated through her art. Click here to learn more about Pacheco's work.    Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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Tour at Two: Allison's Greenhouse Tour

In case you missed virtual Garden Family Day, you can still take a tour of the Dixon greenhouses with Youth Garden Instructors, Allison Hopper! Take a behind-the-scenes look at how greenhouses work and the three special buildings at the Dixon (with a special peak at Allison's own greenhouse in progress!) Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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Simple Poetry for a Sunny Day

The great outdoors are a treasure trove of poetry inspiration! Take a minute to go outside create some nature-inspired verses.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, May 29, 2021
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Tour at Two: Mae Aur

Memphis artist Mae Aur employs bright colors, round contours, and an overall smooth surface when creating her unique wood sculptures. Her skill with woodcarving is evident in the satisfying neatness of each piece of the sculpture and the impeccable way in which they are joined together. These works often combine an interest in historic artistic symbols and traditions from around the world with the Millennial generation’s clever optimism. Though she also works in a variety of other... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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Growing Strawberries from Seeds

Who doesn’t love strawberries? Let's learn about how you can take seeds from a strawberry and grow your own fruit at home! Click here to download PDF ¿A quien no le gustan las fresas? ¡Aprende como puedes sacar las semillas de las fresas y cultivar esta fruta en casa! Haga clic aquí para descargar PDF   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, May 21, 2021
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