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Art Activity: Paper Pendant Necklace

Learning to make a paper necklace through a simple PDF. Download PDF   Aprendiendo a hacer collares de papel con un simple PDF. Descargar PDF   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, September 17, 2020
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Two at Two with Dixon Docent Phil McMillion

Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about The Two Idlers  and Haul of Fishes  from For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design.      Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Wonderful Watercolors | Acuarelas Maravillosas

Learn about the wet on wet technique artists often use when working in watercolor and see examples from the Dixon's permanent collection. Then try your hand at making your own!   Aprende la técnica, mojado sobre mojado, que algunos artistas usan cuando trabajan con acuarelas. ¡Mira ejemplos de las colecciones permanentes del Dixon y crea la tuya! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, September 12, 2020
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Nature Activity: Secret Spider Webs

Learn why and how spiders create webs. Then, use liquid glue and watercolor paint to create your own secret web design. download activity PDF Aprende porque las arañas crean redes. Utilizando pegante y acuarleas pinta y crea tu propio diseño de telaraña. descargar actividad PDF Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, September 10, 2020
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Late Summer Gardens Part One

Join us as we tour late #summerblooms in the gardens and prepare for the fall with Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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Tours at Two: William Merritt Chase

  Chase likely discovered the model for this painting at New York’s Protestant Half Orphan Asylum, which was located next door to the famous 10th Street Studio building where he was working at the time. Compositionally, the painting recalls James McNeill Whistler’s Arrangement in Black and Gray No. 1 (also known as Whistler’s Mother ). Chase originally exhibited the painting in the spring of 1884 as The Young Orphan , but when he showed it in Belgium in June... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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Art Activity: Monochromatic Masterpieces

Enjoy monochromatic artworks from the Dixon's For America exhibition. Then, learn about tints and shades to create your own one-color wonder! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, August 29, 2020
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Activity: Re-Leaf and Relax Drawings

Take a moment to relax and create something beautiful! This activity uses leaves and markers to make a colorful abstract drawing. download activity  ¡Tómate un tiempo para relajarte y crear algo bonito! esta actividad usa hojas y marcadores para crear un dinujo abstracto. actividad de descarga Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, August 28, 2020
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Tour at Two: George Henry Hall

Learn about George Henry Hall's A Dead Rabbit  with Curator Julie Pierotti. On view now at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design . To reserve your free timeslot to view this exhibition in person, please click here .  George Henry Hall, A Dead Rabbit , 1858; Oil on canvas; National Academy of Design, New York, 530-P  For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design July 19 –... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, August 23, 2020
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The Dirt on Dirt: Soil Experiment

Meet Allison Hopper, Youth Garden Instructor, and learn about organic matter in soil with a fun science experiment you can do at home!   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, August 22, 2020
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Caladiums with Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture

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Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, August 13, 2020
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Tour at Two | Frederick Cark Frieseke

• Frieseke was a major figure in American Impressionism, though he spent the majority of his career as an expatriate in France. Frieseke’s cottage in Giverny, called Le Hameau, was adjacent to Claude Monet’s home and was surrounded by lush gardens that provided the setting for many of his vibrant paintings, like Hollyhocks. • Frieseke commonly placed elongated female figures in garden settings, making the connection between feminine beauty and the fragility or fleeting... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, August 9, 2020
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