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 Dixon’s current exhibition,  Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. It was an enchanting night to remember full of special activities and surprises. Take a look!

Families had chance to make unique art projects and check out art demonstrations . DSC_0719

And there was face painting. DSC_0601

And more face painting. DSC_0600

Theatre Memphis’ Showagon  brought art to life with “Women of Picturing America”, an interactive performance featuring skits by actors in costume.DSC_0618
Visitors also enjoyed live music to the sounds of Navy Band Mid-South’s VIP Protocol Combo and New
Orleans-style Brass Band, Underway.  DSC_0612

The Visible Community Music School was on hand to provide mini music lessons.

And there was plenty of this taking place. DSC_0671

And this! DSC_0676

Each year, the Dixon’s education programs strive to reach diverse audiences and provide an environment that applauds personal interpretation and advances creative thought. These programs and events promote interest in the arts and horticulture through specific programming for children, adults, and outreach groups. To learn more, please visit the Dixon’s website at