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Insights: Brittney Boyd Bullock

Brittney Boyd Bullock: Signs & Wonders On view April 11 – June 20, 2021 MALLORY/WURTZBURGER EXHIBITION Take a look inside Brittney Boyd Bullock's studio space in downtown Memphis, then visit the Dixon to see her new exhibition. Native Memphian Brittney Boyd Bullock is a visual artist, textile designer, and leather smith. Her work is informed by her interest in social change and community engagement. In addition to her own artistic practice, Bullock is interested in... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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Tour at Two: Sojourn

Sojourn  is a powerful example of Brittney Boyd Bullock's ability to breathe new life into common materials, creating sculptural works of art that surprise, delight, and invite contemplation. Despite the variety of whimsical trimmings and embellishments used, there is a certain ritualistic repetition to the tonality of the composition. These disparate materials all absorb and reflect light in different ways, creating alternating areas of brightness and shadow. Bullock carefully... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Happy Mother's Day to Dixon Moms

Happy Mother's Day from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens! We have so many wonderful mothers as part of the Dixon staff, and we wanted to highlight just a few of them here. We would also like to say that although we have moms and their children featured here, we know that motherhood works in a number of ways. So to all of our dog and cat moms, mothers that have lost a child, and individuals who show up for their nieces, nephews, and friends - we see and appreciate you too.  So many... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, May 9, 2021
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Special Edition: Mother's Day Coupon Books

Correspondent Karen(s) and VERY SPECIAL Correspondent Karen's mom explore fun ways to celebrate our mothers and share a simple gift that keeps on giving. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, May 8, 2021
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Plant Profile: Azaleas

Evergreen azaleas are the backbone of spring color in the Mid-South. Our climate and soil are perfect for these plants that transplant well, and are easy to grow and propagate. They are unsurpassed as flowering shrubs. Azaleas like a fair amount of shade, and well-drained slightly acidic soils, both of which are prominent in established neighborhoods in the Mid-South. They do not like competition from shallow rooted trees such as maples and magnolias, but most hardwoods like oaks are fine... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, May 2, 2021
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Fantastic Plant Self Portraits

Follow with Mr. JT and learn how to create your very own portrait where you have become a magical plant person!     Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, April 30, 2021
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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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