Julie’s Journeys: Germany

Here at the Dixon, we are all about creating unique experiences with works of art.  Most of the time, that involves a special tour of our permanent collection or current exhibition.  But occasionally,… Continue reading

On View: Renoir’s Woman with an Umbrella

Now through August, experience a rarely-seen Impressionist masterpiece by celebrated French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Joining selections from the Dixon’s permanent collection, Renoir’s Woman with an Umbrella is a striking example of one of his favorite subjects:… Continue reading

8 Ways the Dixon Has and Has Not Changed Since the 80s

1. In 1981, the Dixon gardens comprised seventeen acres.  They still do. 2. At the start of 1985, the Dixon did not own a single piece of porcelain.  By the end of the… Continue reading

A Conversation on Cézanne’s The Conversation

From now until June 6, the Dixon is fortunate to be the temporary home of The Conversation, one of the many masterpieces by French artist and Post-Impressionist painter, Paul Cézanne. As with many… Continue reading

Recap: Fall Family Day

On Saturday, November 16, Family Day returned to the Dixon and was a huge success! With more people than ever before, all who came experienced a fun day full of special activities and… Continue reading

Church Bulletins: Your Ticket to Ashe to Amen

Have you heard the good news? Church bulletins will serve as a free pass for you and your family during the run of Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery! Yes, that’s right… Continue reading

Reunited and it Feels so Good: The Dixon’s French Paintings Return

They’re back! Our collection of French masterpieces has been seen by over 90,000 people across the nation this year and this Sunday at 2:00 pm, we’re throwing a party to welcome it back on… Continue reading

Picturing America: Exploring Over 200 Years of American Art

Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art brings to Memphis over two hundred years of American art through portraiture, still life, landscape, narrative painting, and sculpture.Over the past fifty years,… Continue reading

The Dixon’s First Family Night

Summers in Memphis are hot, so this year the Dixon decided to cool things off and have its family day at night!  This free family event was a huge success and was centered around  the… Continue reading

Meet the Dixon Staff 2013 (Intern spotlight): Nancy Hardwood

1. What’s your job title? Education Intern for the Dixon 2. Favorite Dixon exhibition so far? Picturing America! I love Mary Cassatt so it was not a tough choice and the painting in… Continue reading