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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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A week in the life of an Outreach Coordinator

The Dixon’s outreach programs are committed to bringing the museum out into the community. The Dixon strives to meet people where they are and to be seen as an integral part of Memphis culture. The Dixon does this in a variety of ways. The biggest outreach effort, called Art to Grow, has been operating for close to 20 years! Art to Grow visits Pre-K through 8 th grade students in and around Memphis bringing free hands-on art and horticulture lesson inspired by the collections at... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, October 11, 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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Why are we called Dixon GALLERY and Gardens?

Why are we called Dixon GALLERY and Gardens? The Cambridge Dictionary defines art gallery as a building where works of art can be seen by the public . The definition seems simple enough; we have artwork on view from our Permanent Collection, along with multiple traveling exhibitions a year, but still our name can be confusing to some. Why are we a fine art museum that is called a gallery? The answer lies with our founder, Hugo Norton Dixon, who was born in Southport, England on... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Friday, August 23, 2019
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Discover Dahlias

In late Spring dahlia tubers and greenhouse transfers were planted in the Dixon cutting garden, the result will be a beautiful floral display, the perfect backdrop for hanging out in the garden, a summer photoshoot, or just to stop and smell the… well, dahlias (although we have roses too).        *dahlia tubers and greenhouse transfers We asked Director of Horticulture, Dale Skaggs, for a few words on Dahlias in the midsouth. “Dahlia are not always... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Friday, July 19, 2019
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