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Tour at Two: Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier was a prolific Realist printmaker and painter in nineteenth century France. He produced thousands of lithographs that were distributed in Parisian newspapers over the span of his long career. Daumier’s satirical eye took aim at all aspects of nineteenth century French society, including family life. They are in many ways snapshots of a particular moment in time, with their keen recordings of Parisian clothing and language, but on a deeper level they offer... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, June 21, 2020
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Nature Activity: Nature Mobiles

Take some time for a STEAM challenge! Nature mobiles have it all: art-making, nature-exploring, and engineer-thinking. Collect materials from your neighborhood and put your balance-building skills to the test. download activity  ¡Tómate un tiempo para hacer un desafío STEAM! Los móviles de la naturaleza lo tienen todo: creación de arte, exploración e ingengieria. Reúne materiales en tu vecindario y pon tus a prueba tus... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Introducing Little Ones to Scissors

Simple ways to introduce your little one to using scissors. download activity  |  actividad de descarga Click here to support the Dixon today.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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#TeamTuesday: Sarah Catmur

In her role, Sarah manages the rental of Dixon venues for weddings and rehearsal dinners, corporate and nonprofit events, and private events. Her days are typically filled with new event inquiries, venue tours, contract signings, and organizing details for upcoming events. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, her usual routine has changed as she’s shifted to primarily working with clients to help them postpone their events to ensure they can safely host their event once circumstances allow,... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Art Activity: Farmhouse Word Search

Find the words featured in Charles Heberer’s Farmhouse in the wordsearch below. The words can be any direction including backwards and diagonally. Then, try to find all the objects in the original painting! download activity sheet  | ANSWER KEY Charles Heberer,  Farmyard, La Celle-au-Pontoise , 1894; Oil on canvas; Gift of John and Susan Horseman in honor of Kevin Sharp, 2011.1.1 Click here to support the Dixon today! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, June 15, 2020
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Tour at Two: Camille Pissarro

Defined as much by his mentorship as his artistry, Camille Pissarro was the only individual to exhibit in all eight Impressionist exhibitions. He was a teacher, friend, and advocate for a large number of artists, including six of his own eight children. Later in his life, eye problems made working outside difficult for Pissarro, so he adapted to painting outdoor views from hotel rooms during his travels or through the windows of his studio, like he did with this painting. Pissarro... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, June 14, 2020
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Meet the Artist: Mary Jo Karimnia

Meet Memphis 2020 artist Mary Jo Karimnia. Karimnia is an artist, arts administrator, curator, and arts activist. She currently works as the Residency Manager for Crosstown Arts and is passionate about community arts advocacy.  Combining feminine imagery and traditionally feminine methods, her mixed media creations are formed from diverse materials such as paper, fabrics, and beads.   Incorporating imagery from her own photographs, Karimnia’s figurative... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, June 12, 2020
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Nature Activity: Dancing Corn Experiment

Shimmy, shake, pop, and twirl: corn has got some moves! Put on your lab coat, fasten your dancing shoes, and and try out this kitchen experiment that's sure to wow. download activity     If you enjoyed this activity, please consider  supporting the Dixon  today!  ¡Vibra, gira y se sacude: el maíz sabe moverse! Pónte la bata de laboratorio, abróchate los zapatos de baile y haz este experimento de cocina que seguramente... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, June 11, 2020
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Relax and Meditate with Drawing

Check out our list of drawing activities to help you unwind and relax. For an additional calming activity, use the drawings you create as coloring pages!   download activity  Echa un vistazo a nuestra lista de actividades de dibujo para ayudar a relajarte. ¡Para una actividad calmante adicional, usa tus s dibujos como páginas para colorear! actividad de descarga   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Finish That! Inspired by Augusta Savage

Finish that artwork! Use your imagination to finish the portrait 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 Augusta Savage. download activity    AUGUSTA SAVAGE, Gamin, ca. 1930; Painted plaster; Museum purchase, 2013.2   !Termina esta obra! Usa tu imaginación para terminar este... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, June 8, 2020
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Tours at Two: Elizabeth Nourse

Elizabeth Nourse studied at the McMicken School of Design in her hometown of Cincinnati in the mid-to-late 1870s. There she met her fellow student Charles Courtney Curran, and the two became life-long friends. In 1887, Nourse had saved enough money from the sale of her paintings to move to Paris, where she quickly achieved success for her paintings focused on women and children. By the early 1910s, when Nourse painted Mère et bébé, she was at the peak of her career,... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, June 7, 2020
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Nature Activity: Ants: The Litte Engines That Can

Ants are nature's experts at teamwork. Take a closer look at these tiny wonders with a variety of activites for the whole family. Download activity Las hormigas son expertas en hacer trabajo en equipo, en la naturaleza. Mira de cerca a estas pequeñas maravillas con una variedad de actividades para toda la familia. Actividad de descarga   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, June 4, 2020
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