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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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Highlights of Central to Their Lives by Dr. Carolyn J. Brown

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists from the Johnson Collection On view: July 28 – October 13, 2019 | Organized by the Johnson Collection A stunning collection that ranges from the 1890s through the 1960s, the paintings in Central to Their Lives tell many stories, both about the subjects depicted and the painters themselves. All the women artists represented are from the South, but many had to travel North to pursue their study of art or paint under a pseudonym in... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, August 20, 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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An Artistic Partnership

Have you seen the Dixon's current ehibition  William McGregor Paxton and Elizabeth Okie Paxton: An Artistic Partnership ? This is the first examination of the work of William Paxton in nearly four decades and is the first comprehensive study of Elizabeth Paxton and her career. Listen to Jane Ward Faquin, guest curator and former Dixon Curator of Education as she talks about the exhibition and the Paxtons. Don't miss your opportunity to see this exhibition,... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Insights: Memphis Urban Sketchers

First Saturdays: Memphis Urban Sketchers April 14 – July 7, 2019 Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries Memphis Urban Sketchers is the Mid-South chapter of an international network of artists whose drawings reflect the cities in which they live and travel. Working in a variety of media, including graphite, watercolor, pen, and colored pencil, the more than twenty artists featured in First Saturdays capture honest observations of everyday life. When showcased together, their works document... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Insights: Chef Phillip Dewayne

Please join the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in welcoming the new chef and owner of Park+Cherry, Chef Phillip Dewayne. "Insights" is a video series directed by Matteo Servente that gives viewers an behind the scenes look at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Cover photo courtesy of Edilbe Memphis     Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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