Category: Current Exhibition

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: 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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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: Q&A with Ross King

Bestselling author Ross King, author of books such as Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies , joins us in this special virtual Talk at Two to answer your questions about the Impressionist painters and their work in both France and America. Image: A blue-hued blur of water and plants and reflections of clouds: Monet in his studio in 1920, from Mad Enchantment Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 13, 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: Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Dixon Docent Bill Branch talking about Maurice Brazil Prendergast's painting Landscape with Figures . On view through May 9 in America's Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution . Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Landscape with Figures , 1910-1912; Oil on canvas; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Edward W. Root Bequest, 57.212; Photo credit: Munson-Williams-ProctorArts Institute/Art Resource, NY Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, March 30, 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: 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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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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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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