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Dixon from Home: Finish That, Still Life, and Drawing Challenge

Finish That: Forain Toff  Termina esta Obra: Forain Toff Finish that artwork! Use your imagination to finish the drawing below. Print the drawing and add to it or create your own version. Share your creation with us by tagging the Dixon Gallery and Gardens or #discoverthedixon. Today's "Finish That" is inspired by artist Jean-Louis Forain. !Termina esta obra! Usa tu imaginación para terminar este dibujo. Imprímelo, agrega tu parte o crea tu propia... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, March 30, 2020
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Dixon from Home: Tulips - Wild Origins

Over seventy varieties of tulips were planted last fall in massive quantities for a truly spectacular display. Learn more about the wild flowers of the tulip world with Director of Horticulture, Dale Skaggs. Sponsored by the Margaret Oates Dixon Society  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, March 24, 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 Chantal Drake at Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Greetings from the Gardens

Every season is special in the Dixon gardens, but of all the seasons, winter can sometimes be overlooked. Mid-south winters are mild, and there are often many days with pleasant weather allowing visitors to enjoy the gardens. The winter garden is more subtle, and the flowers are fewer in number, making them more special.  While the bulbs are sleeping and getting the necessary chilling for spring splendor, gardeners need to chill as well. We need to enjoy a little respite and regroup... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, January 6, 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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