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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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Melting Ice Experiment / Experimento para Derretir Hielo

Melting Ice Experiment  It's freezing outside, but it's just the right temperature for some ice science! Experiment at home with this ice melting activity. Download Activity PDF   Experimento para Derretir Hielo  ¡Está helando afuera, la temperatura ideal para hacer ciencia de hielo! Experimenta en casa con esta actividad para derretir hielo. Descargar PDF de actividades Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Tours at Two: Flowers Under the Oaks

Dixon Docent Bill Branch talks about the exhibition America's Impressionism: Echos of a Revolution  and the artist Grandville Redmond. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, February 16, 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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Dixon at Home: How to Make a Scarf with Finger Knitting

Do you want to make a scarf but don't have the tools? Learn the basics of finger knitting - a fun, meditative process that just needs yarn and your hands.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, February 4, 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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Drawing Challenge: Dream A Little Dream

The new year is full of opportunities. For this week's drawing challenge, draw a dream you would like to make come true this year! El año nuevo viene lleno de oportunidades. ¡Para el reto de dibujo de esta semana, dibuja uno de los sueños que quisieras hacer realidad este año! example by Ms. Karen  example by Mr. JT Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Art Activity: Paper Cup Monsters

Have fun creating paper cup monsters in this fun afternoon project! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Tour at Two: John Singer Sargent

Artist John Singer Sargent would have been 165 years old today, January 12. In celebration, we are taking a look at Ramón Subercaseaux in a Gondola  for today’s #tourattwo.   Born in Italy to American parents, John Singer Sargent was seen as a prodigy from his very arrival in Paris as a young art student in 1874.  By 1880, when he painted his friend, the Chilean diplomat and amateur artist Ramón Subercaseaux, in a Venetian gondola, he was only... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Tours at Two: Bill Branch and The Saint John's Bible

Dixon Docent Bill Branch talks about the Valley of the Dry Bones illumination from The Saint John's Bible.    Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, January 10, 2021
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Houseplant Care with Kim Rucker

Today is National Houseplant Appreciation Day, and while we don't need an excuse to enjoy all things horticulture at the Dixon, we decided to ask Cutting Garden and Greenhouse Manager Kim Rucker for some tips for beginners.  Do your research….introducing new plants into a home with pets requires some initial planning. Many plants are toxic to pets and children. Cats especially will chew on foliage if they are stressed or left alone. The most reliable... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, January 8, 2021
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Art Activity: Expressive Portraits

A video that explains expressive portraits and ways to create daily mindful art through this method! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 7, 2021
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