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Tours at Two: Frontispiece of the Gospel of John

Dixon docent Bill Branch talks about the Gospel of John frontispiece in the Saint John's Bible.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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Virtual Tour: Made in Dixon / Hecho en Dixon

Virtual tour with Director of Education Margarita Sandino. Exhibition on view: July 19 – December 20, 2020 Tommy and Liz Farnsworth Education Building, Interactive Gallery Visita virtual con la Directora de Educación Margarita Sandino. Exposición a la vista: 19 de julio - 20 de diciembre de 2020 Edificio educativo de Tommy y Liz Farnsworth, galería interactiva   Education programs sponsored by AutoZone, Inc. | John Dustin Buckman... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, December 2, 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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Tours at Two: Calligraphy and Gold Leaf

Peggy Kunkel talks about calligraphy and working with gold leaf. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Tour at Two: "Saint John's Bible" with Phil McMillion

Dixon Docent and retired Professor of Theology talks about the art of "Creation and Genesis Incipit" in the "Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible." Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Tour at Two: Peggy Kunkel and Her Calligraphy Quilt

Peggy Kunkel talks about the challenges of creating a beautiful piece of calligraphic art. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Tour at Two: Maritza Dávila

Current events weighed heavily on her mind as Dávila created Lenguaje Textural . In this triptych, which she began in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, she incorporates both screenprint, in the two outer panels, and a hybrid of silk aquatint and collagraph in the center panel. The outstretched hand in the center panel is symbolic of our present moment, and how we are reaching out to one another, but we cannot touch. The left and right panels incorporate words and phrases... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Tour at Two: Summer Exhibitions

We are excited to share that three new exhibitions are opening today at the Dixon! For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design features nearly one hundred paintings from the National Academy’s collection, illustrating the evolution of American art over the past two hundred years. From majestic Hudson River School landscapes to glimmering Gilded Age masterworks to mid-twentieth-century surrealism to California pop art, For America is a special opportunity to see the work... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, July 19, 2020
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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 Kristen Rambo 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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