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Tours at Two: Child Hassam

Dixon Docent Bill Branch talks about Childe Hassam's painting Summer Evening . On view through May 9 in America's Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution . Childe Hassam (1859-1935),  Summer Evening , 1886; Oil on canvas; Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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Earth Day: Compost in a Jar

Celebrate Earth Day by making a treat for the soil. Compost enriches the earth's nutrients and repurposes food and yard waste. Give back to the planet by starting your own compost in a jar. Download activity PDF Celebra el Día de la Tierra haciendole un regalo. El abono enriquece los nutrientes de la tierra, los alimentos reutilizados y los desechos del jardín. Retrubuye al planeta armando tu propio abono en un frasco.   Descargar pdf de actividad Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Talk at Two: Impressionism, Post Impressionism and the Black Model

Heather Nickels, Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellow of African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora, Brooks Museum of Art, explores several works in the Dixon Gallery and Gardens' collection, highlighting the presence and absence of Black artists and subjects.   She also speaks about her role as a project research associate for the Posing Modernity exhibition, which opened at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York, and later... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Companion Planting: Herbs

Who doesn't love planting? On Saturday, April 10 we had our monthly Kids in the Garden for ages 7-10. We talked about companion planting and herbs. We also planted our own herbs as well! In this video, Youth Garden Instructor Allison Hopper teaches a little bit about companion planting and how to plant herbs. Join us for our next Kids in the Garden which will back on site at the Dixon on May 8. Check out www.dixon.org/kids-families for more information and to register.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Talk at Two: Q&A with Ross King

Bestselling author Ross King, author of books such as Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies , joins us in this special virtual Talk at Two to answer your questions about the Impressionist painters and their work in both France and America. Image: A blue-hued blur of water and plants and reflections of clouds: Monet in his studio in 1920, from Mad Enchantment Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Tours at Two: William Merritt Chase

Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about the artistic journey of William Merritt Chase and two of his paintings, An Early Stroll in the Park  and Seaside Flowers .  On view through May 9 in America's Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution .   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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The Dixon Garden Fair: Plant Sale

The sale will feature a wide range of plants from difficult-to-find natives to choice shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Shoppers have an opportunity to choose from an excellent selection of native azaleas, ferns, and other shade perennials appropriate for the Memphis area, as well as herbaceous and Itoh peonies. An email will be sent confirming the time and instructions for signing in. Please make every effort to arrive on time as time slots will be honored as closely as possible. COVID-19... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, April 5, 2021
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Dixon at Home: Coloring Eggs with Natural Dyes

Learn how to make natural dye and color your eggs with items in your home kitchen.  You will need pots eggs spoon measuring cup water container to put dye in (ex: coffee cup) drying rack natural materials: a few options are coffee, strawberries, and grapes. Directions STEP 1: Boil eggs. Once they are ready, place them to the side for later. STEP 2: Take a small amount of the natural material you chose and place it in a pot. Fill with 2 cups of... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 1, 2021
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Tours at Two: Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Dixon Docent Bill Branch talking about Maurice Brazil Prendergast's painting Landscape with Figures . On view through May 9 in America's Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution . Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Landscape with Figures , 1910-1912; Oil on canvas; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Edward W. Root Bequest, 57.212; Photo credit: Munson-Williams-ProctorArts Institute/Art Resource, NY Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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Girl Scouts: Camo Critters

We had our first virtual Girl Scout Badge workshop, enjoy a sneak peek at what the girls did! Many bugs are great at camouflage. In this video, you will get to see bugs in action but also get to create your own Camo critter.     Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Tours at Two: Mary Brady

Mary Brady was the first California woman artist to spend significant amounts of time in Giverny. She made three extended visits to the French village in the late 1880s and early 1890s. While there, she both painted and modeled for fellow American artist Theodore Robinson. After leaving Giverny, Brady set up her home and studio in Monterey, where she painted the area’s dramatic landscape in a loose style informed by her exposure to French Impressionism. Brady... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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Tours at Two: Elizabeth Nourse (part 2)

Elizabeth Nourse was able to move to Paris with her sister in 1887 after more than 10 years of saving money through the sale of her paintings. She began studying at the Académie Julian once she arrived in Paris, but after 3 months, her instructors, impressed by her talent, encouraged her to leave and begin her professional career.  Almost immediately, she found acceptance to the Paris Salon with a painting of a mother and child, which became a dominant theme in her work. ... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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