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Insights: Memphis Urban Sketchers

First Saturdays: Memphis Urban Sketchers April 14 – July 7, 2019 Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries Memphis Urban Sketchers is the Mid-South chapter of an international network of artists whose drawings reflect the cities in which they live and travel. Working in a variety of media, including graphite, watercolor, pen, and colored pencil, the more than twenty artists featured in First Saturdays capture honest observations of everyday life. When showcased together, their works document... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 18, 2019
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'Eye to Eye' with Julie Pierotti

January 20, 2019 - April 14, 2019 Presented by the Joe Orgill Family Fund for Exhibitions Organized by Dixon Gallery and Gardens Opening Lecture: Family, Friends, Fun!  Sunday, February 24, 2019  Eye to Eye: A New Look at the Dixon Collection considers our permanent collection through the themes that inform its subject matter. This exhibition highlights some of the major ideas that influenced art produced in Europe and the United States from the eighteenth through the... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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‘Tis Open Season at the Dixon

Each year, in the week after Thanksgiving, the Dixon becomes a bit more magical thanks to the Memphis Garden Club.  The MGC has been donating their time and their talents to the Dixon for decades, creating  festive holiday decorations that have run the gamut from “A Candyland Christmas” to “The Nutcracker Suite.”  This year was certainly one of their best.  Led by Chair Lou Slater, the members of the Memphis Garden Club drew their inspiration from our... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Down the Rabbit Hole

Last week, I gave a presentation, Tulip Mania and Still-Life Painting in the Dutch Golden Age , as part of the Dixon’s weekly Munch and Learn lunchtime lecture series. As of late, I have been thinking more and more about the connection between the galleries and the gardens at the Dixon. So, with that and the Bountiful Blooms exhibition in the gardens and the upcoming Botanical Drawing Class (both prominently featuring tulips) in mind, I thought I would explore the role tulips have played in... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Thomas Cole, American Poet

In recent years, Director of Education Margarita Sandino and I have tried to make literacy a part of as many of the Dixon’s exhibitions as possible.  This is a Dixon tradition that goes way back to 2009 when we mounted Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era.   In that show, we had a “reading room” with a table full of volumes of Walt Whitman’s poetry and other writings of the Civil War years.     Those of you who attend my Munch and... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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David Evans

As a student of Classical languages at Harvard University (1961-65), Evans became interested in American folk music especially blues and African American folk music.After graduating from Harvard, Evans enrolled in the Folklore and Mythology graduate program at the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving his M.A. degree in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1976.   In 1965, he began doing fieldwork in southern states which would go on for the next 12 years. He collected hundreds of hours of... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, December 31, 2015
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