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Girl Scouts: Camo Critters

We had our first virtual Girl Scout Badge workshop, enjoy a sneak peek at what the girls did! Many bugs are great at camouflage. In this video, you will get to see bugs in action but also get to create your own Camo critter.     Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, March 25, 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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Color Changing Flower: Science Experiment

Who doesn't love flowers? But what about flowers that will change colors? This science experiment is about observing white flowers that change colors! Now watch the video and see how you can do this science experiment at home! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, March 4, 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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Melting Ice Experiment / Experimento para Derretir Hielo

Melting Ice Experiment  It's freezing outside, but it's just the right temperature for some ice science! Experiment at home with this ice melting activity. Download Activity PDF   Experimento para Derretir Hielo  ¡Está helando afuera, la temperatura ideal para hacer ciencia de hielo! Experimenta en casa con esta actividad para derretir hielo. Descargar PDF de actividades Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, February 18, 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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Dixon at Home: How to Make a Scarf with Finger Knitting

Do you want to make a scarf but don't have the tools? Learn the basics of finger knitting - a fun, meditative process that just needs yarn and your hands.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, February 4, 2021
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Tours at Two: Charging Station

Join Director of Education Margarita Sandino as she takes us on a short tour of the latest Interactive Gallery exhibition, Charging Station,  on view now!  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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Drawing Challenge: Dream A Little Dream

The new year is full of opportunities. For this week's drawing challenge, draw a dream you would like to make come true this year! El año nuevo viene lleno de oportunidades. ¡Para el reto de dibujo de esta semana, dibuja uno de los sueños que quisieras hacer realidad este año! example by Ms. Karen  example by Mr. JT Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Love our lunchtime lecture series, Munch and Learn? Watch past speakers on our YouTube channel!

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