Category: Current Exhibition

The Process, A Letter from Director Kevin Sharp

Out of the swirling mists of infinite possibility, the Dixon strives for a program that is a unified whole. We take sometimes disparate elements and bang them against one another like chalkboard erasers (are there still chalkboard erasers?) until the dust falls away and hopefully an internal coherence is revealed. For the program that starts in late January 2020, we began with an exhibition, Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman , which comes to us from the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Laurel Sucsy: Finding the Edge

October 13 - January 5 Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens  Laurel Sucsy is an artist based in Memphis, Tennessee, and New York. Inspired by nature and the objects she encounters in her daily life, she explores abstraction in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and photography. Sucsy’s exhibition in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries this fall spotlights her recent work, which ranges from dynamic, colorful abstractions... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Friday, December 13, 2019
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Opening Lecture: "Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution

Enjoy the opening lecture for "Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution" with Dr. Michael Tomor, Executive Director of the Tampa Museum of Art. The works featured in "Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution," curated by Dr. Michael Tomor, offer a window onto the evolution of process and abstraction in American art during the second half of the 20th century. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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Tours at Two with Curatorial

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection and Kate Freeman Clark will be closing this Sunday, October 13. have two wonderful opportunities to learn even more about these exhibitions with some of the Dixon curatorial staff. Katie Kizer (far left) is the Dixon’s Collections and Exhibitions Assistant and joined the Dixon in June of 2017. Katie will be giving a Tour at Two Tuesday, October 8 at 2pm on the Kate Freeman Clark Exhibition.... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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Insights: Elizabeth Alley

On view now – October 6, 2019 Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries Native Memphian Elizabeth Alley has been carefully observing and recording the world around her for the entirety of her career.  Producing work ranging from intimate yet incisive sketches to beautifully rendered paintings in both watercolor and oil, she has been a leading force in the twenty-first-century Memphis arts community.  Alley’s exhibition in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries this summer... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, September 19, 2019
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An Artistic Partnership

Have you seen the Dixon's current ehibition  William McGregor Paxton and Elizabeth Okie Paxton: An Artistic Partnership ? This is the first examination of the work of William Paxton in nearly four decades and is the first comprehensive study of Elizabeth Paxton and her career. Listen to Jane Ward Faquin, guest curator and former Dixon Curator of Education as she talks about the exhibition and the Paxtons. Don't miss your opportunity to see this exhibition,... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, June 20, 2019
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