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  • The Dixon Post
    of the jewels of the Dixon s collection Morisot s Peasant Girl among Tulips Berthe Morisot grew up in a family that encouraged her interest in art She saw exhibitions in Paris and received painting lessons from the great landscapist Camille Corot By 1864 Read More at Thursday January 14 2016 0 comments Featured Fortieth Anniversary Share Tuesday January 12 2016 Happy birthday Sargent John Singer Sargent the great recorder of belle époque society was born on this day in 1856 In honor of his 160th birthday and also the Dixon s fortieth anniversary I am happy to write a post about my favorite painting in the Dixon s collection Sargent s Ramón Subercaseaux in a Gondola from 1880 In the Spring of 1880 young Chilean expatriates Amalia and Ramón Subercaseaux were in Paris attending the city s annual Salon where they were captivated by Read More Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday January 12 2016 0 comments Featured Fortieth Anniversary Share Friday January 8 2016 The Hooker Collection is ready for its close up In 2008 the Dixon received 384 pieces of eighteenth and nineteenth century British porcelain and pottery and Asian and Continental ceramics from the collection of Mrs Charlotte Stout Hooker Mrs Hooker s collection was a natural fit for the Dixon the nascence of her English porcelain came from her mother Warda Stevens Stout whose collection of eighteenth century German porcelain came to the Dixon in 1985 Mrs Hooker continued to collect adding a more popular dimension to her collection Read More Posted by Chantal Drake at Friday January 8 2016 0 comments Featured Fortieth Anniversary Share Monday January 4 2016 January Family Studio Recap Magnets At Family Studio this past Saturday we had fun making magnets Fridge magnets to be specific It was so easy

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  • Food Truck Fridays
    Vendors Frequently Asked Questions Contact Master Plan Dine Shop Join Membership Reciprocal Museums Gardens Young At Art Cosmopolitans Corporate Membership 1 2 3 4 5 Food Truck Fridays News Events Event Calendar The Dixon Post Food Truck Fridays Food Truck Fridays Will return in 2016 Sponsored by Coming Up Thursday Feb 11 10 30 AM 11 15 AM NEW SmART Kids ages 4 5 Introduce your child to the Dixon

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  • Support the Dixon | Donate to the Dixon
    presentation of outstanding exhibitions in the galleries and gardens It also provides education programs for children and adults free outreach programs and free admission programs to ensure access for everyone regardless of circumstances Annual Fund The Annual Fund supports the development and presentation of outstanding exhibitions in the galleries and gardens education programs for children and adults outreach and free admission programs and daily operations of the galleries and gardens Donate Now Gifts in Tribute The Gifts in Tribute program provides opportunities to celebrate and remember family and friends while supporting the museum and gardens Tribute gifts are thoughtful acknowledgements for all occasions including birthdays anniversaries weddings and engagements graduations holidays births or as expressions of sympathy and remembrance Margaret Oates Dixon Society The Margaret Oates Dixon Society is open to all women who would like to support a Dixon exhibition or program in addition to membership support A contribution of 1 000 establishes a one year membership in the Margaret Oates Dixon Society Donors are recognized on a panel in the sponsored exhibition or program in The Leaf newsletter and in the annual report Join here Matching Gifts Many companies offer to double charitable contributions made by employees through Matching Gift programs Proper documentation is available from all matching gifts companies and must accompany contributions at the time they are made Corporate Giving The business community provides needed support through corporate membership or sponsorship of exhibitions events gardens or programs Full information regarding joining the Dixon Corporate Community of Support is available by contacting the Development Office 901 761 5250 ext 105 or sjohnson dixon org Corporate supporters are recognized on the Dixon website in The Leaf newsletter and in the annual report Other Ways to Give If you shop at Kroger or Amazon com your purchases can earn

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  • Annual Fund | The Dixon
    Give Annual Fund Planned Giving Give a gift to the FUND FOR THE DIXON here Thank you for your support You re Making More Than a Contribution Your gift supports The development and presentation of outstanding exhibitions in the galleries and gardens Education programs for children and adults Free outreach programs to share the wonders of cultural education Free admission programs to ensure access for everyone regardless of circumstances Support for the daily operations of the galleries and gardens GIVE TO THE ANNUAL FUND Make a gift in tribute To designate your gift as an honorarium or memorial please fill out the form to the right and we ll be in touch Additional questions Call 901 761 5250 First Name Of Giver First Name Of Giver is required Last Name of Giver Last Name of Giver is required I would like to give An Honorarium A Memorial I would like to give is required First Last Name of Honorarium Memorial Recipient First Last Name of Honorarium Memorial Recipient is required Donor s Address Donor s Address is required City City is required State State is required ZIP Code ZIP Code is required Please answer the simple math question below to

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  • Planned Giving | Memphis Museum | The Dixon
    Corporate Membership 1 2 3 4 5 Planned Giving Planned Giving Legacy Giving Plan My Legacy Contribute to the future of Dixon Gallery and Gardens through a planned or estate gift Although cash contributions are always appreciated Legacy Gifts provide a meaningful way to ensure the Dixon is here for decades into the future By making a gift in your will or estate plan you will automatically be included as a member of our 4339 Society Members of the 4339 Society help to ensure the Dixon is here for many generations For more information on Planned Gifts please contact the Office of Gift Planning 901 312 1245 Gifts of Art The Board of Trustees and Staff of the Dixon are always willing to consider new areas of collecting as opportunities arise particularly through donations Authority to accept gifts or bequests of art and to purchase art for the museum rests with the Executive Director upon approval of the Board of Trustees after a recommendation is made by the Visual Arts Committee For more information about the possibility of making gifts of art to the Dixon please contact the Office of the Executive Director 901 761 5250 Coming Up Thursday Feb

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  • Legacy Giving | The Dixon
    Legacy Giving Planned Giving Legacy Giving Plan My Legacy Creating your legacy to benefit the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Founded through a bequest by Hugo and Margaret Dixon the museum and gardens are places of discovery inspiration and enjoyment for tens of thousands of visitors each year Your planned gift to the Dixon could help ensure that our community is able to enjoy extraordinary art exquisite gardens spectacular exhibitions educational programming and festive special events for many years in the future You don t have to be wealthy to leave a meaningful philanthropic legacy Planned giving is easy to accomplish Anyone may establish a planned or legacy gift through the transfer of specific assets to a designated non profit organization This transfer can happen during your lifetime or as part of your estate plan In addition to your inherent satisfaction from knowing you are helping sustain the Dixon for generations to come most planned gifts also provide short or long term tax benefits These gifts are relatively simple to establish and can involve assets you may not have thought of using as a philanthropic contribution such as a life insurance policy checking or savings accounts stocks or real estate Some types of contributions may also be able to generate an income stream for you and your family Also your planned charitable gifts can exist along with your other personal giving priorities or gifts you plan to make to family members or other beneficiaries Legacy gifts provide a meaningful way to ensure the causes you care about like the Dixon Gallery and Gardens are here for decades into the future If you are considering a planned gift be sure to consult with your financial or legal advisor For more information please contact the office of Gift Planning at the Dixon 901

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  • About | The Dixon Gallery & Gardens
    Rental Weddings Vow Exchanges Approved Caterers Suggested Vendors Frequently Asked Questions Contact Master Plan Dine Shop Join Membership Reciprocal Museums Gardens Young At Art Cosmopolitans Corporate Membership 1 2 3 4 5 About About History Board of Directors Staff and Careers Annual Report Facility Rental Contact Master Plan Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture The Dixon features a permanent collection of over 2 000 objects including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain The museum organizes and presents eight to ten exhibitions every year the diversity of which appeals to visitors of all ages The Dixon s seventeen acre campus is highly regarded public garden that includes formal spaces woodland tracts and cutting gardens The Dixon is accredited by the American Association Museums and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and Botanical Gardens Conservation International Coming Up Thursday Feb 11 10 30 AM 11 15 AM NEW SmART Kids ages 4 5 Introduce your child to the Dixon through exciting Friday Feb 12 4

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  • History | History of The Dixon
    Hugo Norton Dixon 1892 1974 Philanthropists and community leaders the Dixon s ensured a richer and more varied cultural life for Memphians by bequeathing their home gardens and collection of French Impressionist paintings for the enjoyment and education of future generations The Dixon s also established the Hugo Dixon Foundation a separate entity that assists in funding the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in perpetuity The Residence The Dixon residence was designed by the prominent Houston architect John Staub who is best known for the development of the River Oaks suburb in Houston and home of Bayou Bend which now houses the decorative arts collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston The Dixon residence was designed in the Neo Georgian manner and completed in 1942 The house opened to the public in 1976 and today is devoted to displaying the Dixon permanent collection History of the Gardens The 17 acre wooded site was acquired by the Dixon s in 1939 and construction of their home followed Plans for the house and gardens began simultaneously as the house was sited for future garden vistas At the time Margaret and Hugo Dixon enlisted the aid of his sister Hope Crutchfield who was a landscape designer Their goal was to create an American style garden reminiscent of English landscape parks and French and Italian garden styles In 1976 the cutting gardens were established to provide flowers for the arrangements in the residence and the galleries Mrs Dixon always had fresh flowers in her home and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens long partnership with The Memphis Garden Club has continued this tradition In 1998 a horticultural complex opened at the Dixon that includes a library meeting space potting hub greenhouses and a glass conservatory The Dixon was certified as a level 4 Arboretum in

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