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  • Preparing Daffodils for Competition
    Fund Planned Giving Legacy Giving Plan My Legacy About History Board of Directors Staff and Careers Careers Annual Report Facility 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 Event Calendar Event Calendar Memphis Flower Show 2016 Art on Fire Preparing Daffodils for Competition 04 01 2016 1 00 PM to 2 00 PM No location provided Description Learn grooming staging and preparing techniques for entering your flowers into the Daffodil Show Pick young flowers put them in water and bring them in to get some tips about exhibiting your favorite blooms to their best advantage Free with regular admission Back To Full Calendar Share with a Friend Share With a Friend Your Name Your Email Friend s Email Your Message Thanks for sharing close Social Media 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 00 PM 5 00 PM Open Studio Sketching in the Galleries Ages 15 and up Bring your sketchbook and supplies and

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  • Flashback Friday: Eric Catmur and the Founding of the Dixon
    good opportunity to thank the people who have made the Dixon the world class museum and public garden it is today I think it s safe to say that the Dixon would not be in existence without the guidance and support of our founding Board of Trustees Chairman Eric A Catmur Mr Catmur and Mr Dixon had known each other for many years long before Mr and Mrs Dixon arrived in Memphis in the early 1940s Mr Catmur s father and Mr Dixon were interned together as civilian prisoners of war in Germany during World War I After both Margaret and Hugo Dixon passed away in 1974 Eric Catmur as Chair of the Hugo Dixon Trust was tasked with turning the Dixons private residence garden and art collection into an operating gallery and gardens open to the public for their enjoyment and pleasure This became a full time job as Mr Catmur oversaw the transitioning of the Dixons home into a museum the hiring of a director and staff starting additions to the museum and securing accreditation from the American Association of Museums The Dixon Gallery and Gardens opened to the public in January of 1976 with Eric Catmur as its first Chairman of the Board of Trustees He remained in that position for the next eleven years During that time he negotiated the addition of the Warda Stevens Stout Collection of Eighteenth Century German Porcelain the acquisition of several important paintings including works by Pierre Auguste Renoir Berthe Morisot and Camille Pissarro and he launched the Dixon on the path of success it continues to follow Posted by Chantal Drake at 2 24 PM Featured Fortieth Anniversary Share Holiday Gift Guide from the Dixon Museum Store David Evans Comments No Comments yet Leave A Comment Name Please include your

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  • Flashback Friday: Museum Acquisitions
    painting itself has an interesting history of ownership provenance that includes the dealers Tadamasa Hayashi and Théodore Duret 3 Forain Woman Breathing in Flowers ca 1883 Museum Purchase partially supported by Mrs James D Robinson Mrs John Sneed Williams and the Estate of Louis Richardson Dodd 1987 2 This major purchase by then director John Buchanan is what started the Dixon Forain connection and ultimately led to the major purchase of more than fifty works by Forain in 1993 4 Blanche Portrait of Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz 1890 Museum purchase in memory of John E Buchanan Jr with support from Mr and Mrs William A Coolidge Jr Mr and Mrs Allen B Morgan Jr Drs Thomas M and Carolyn Chesney Mr and Mrs Spencer Hays Dr and Mrs Howard S Misner Mr and Mrs Jack R Blair Mr and Mrs Phillip C Burnett Robert B Dodge Mr and Mrs Thomas C Farnsworth Jr Mr and Mrs Steven R Gilmore Buzzy Hussey and Dr Hal Brunt Rose M Johnston Mr and Mrs James R Liles Sr Mr and Mrs Ira A Lipman Mr and Mrs W Neely Mallory Jr Mr and Mrs D Stephen Morrow Mr and Mrs Joseph Orgill III Mr and Mrs C Penn Owen III Mr and Mrs Stephen C Reynolds Mr and Mrs Guy P Rose III Mr and Mrs W Reid Sanders Mr and Mrs Lewis C Williamson Jr and Mr and Mrs Charles L Wurtzburger 2012 1 The Dixon s first major acquisition in nearly twenty years This large pastel portrait is of the Chilean expatriate tastemaker Eugenia Errázuriz and relates to our John Singer Sargent Ramón Subercaseaux in a Gondola which was part of the Ritchie Acquisition in the mid 1990s 5 Augusta Savage Gamin ca 1930 Museum purchase 2013 2 Gamin was

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  • Flashback Friday: Rodin at the Dixon
    Truck Fridays Friday December 4 2015 Flashback Friday Rodin at the Dixon The Dixon hosted two exhibitions featuring Auguste Rodin s works first in 1988 and again in 2014 At the peak of his career Auguste Rodin French 1840 1917 was regarded as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo Rodin s genius lay in his ability to capture the figure in a moment of motion and to express emotions and provoke responses in the unyielding medium of bronze By the time The Passion of Rodin exhibition closed in April 1988 over 65 000 visitors came to see the collection of Rodin s sculptures at the Dixon The 1988 Rodin opening reception band The 2014 exhibition Rodin The Human Experience saw almost 20 000 visitors Rodin s Three Shades a work from Rodin The Human Experience still overlooks Garrott Court and welcomes visitors into the newly renovated Dixon museum building Posted by Chantal Drake at 2 37 PM Featured Fortieth Anniversary Share Facility Rental Behind the Scenes Flashback Friday Museum Acquisitions Comments No Comments yet Leave A Comment Name Please include your contact name E mail Please include your contact email address as a valid email address Comment Please include your comments

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  • Holiday Gift Guide from the Dixon Museum Store
    You can make the children on your list and their parents happy I also threw in something Star Wars just for good measure This Family Field Guide makes a good gift for Star Wars aficionados and those like me who know very little about the force Next on the list are the hard to buy for women in your life Whether its your niece your friend or your mother in law it can be difficult to find a gift that suites each woman s unique taste For the woman on the go the pursecase as seen on Shark Tank is a great option It holds her phone and all the essentials for going out on the town We carry it in iphone sizes 4 5 6 and 6 and they range in price from 25 to 35 For the hostess or the more sophisticated woman on your list these Table Art serving utensils by Michael Michaud Design are a unique and beautiful gift They are also good for impressing your Mother in law The Dixon Museum Store is full of jewelry in all different styles and price ranges These are a few of my favorite pieces With so many styles the jewelry collection in the store could really fulfill your gift needs for any of the women on your list but these I picked out for my fashionable best friends The ring is by Anne Marie Chagnon an internationally renowned jewelry artist who has created jewelry for Cirque du Soleil Many of her pieces are available at the Dixon and more are on the way This ring is 64 The Zenzii earrings are a fun trendy gift at a great price They are only 15 and come in many different styles and colors The purple earrings are by Ayala Bar She is based out of Isreal and her designs blend natural elements and glass with assorted metals and fabrics There is a huge selection of her pieces at the Dixon and they are all amazing This pair of earrings is 102 Hostess gifts are always a necessity this time of year and there are a lot of good options in the Museum Store First up are LilyO s French Tea Towels by artist Tom Vieth He is an American artist living in France and he paints French scenes that have been printed onto these tea towels as well as scarves The tea towels are 16 each Next are Dixon exhibition catalogs These make great coffee table books for family friends and your favorite hostess They range in price from 5 to 40 We also have a good selection of holiday ornaments that are good for ornament exchanges and little happy gifts to give to hostesses friends and neighbors And for all those left on your list that really have you stumped we have gift certificates and gift memberships available in the store Gift memberships are my personal favorite I got them for my parents and my in laws last year

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  • Facility Rental: Behind the Scenes
    everything come together on the big day Lindsey Lissau Photography We start and end with the nitty gritty details We wipe down windows spot clean carpets scrub toilets and mop kitchen floors Outside grass needs to be mowed patio spaces need to be blown off and flowers and trees need to look their best Once we re satisfied with the look of the space and the gardens around it it s time to set up tables and sometimes chairs too Big rentals like a tent go in early while the things that go under the tent and inside are delivered on the day of the wedding Typically rentals including linens and furniture go in first chairs surround tables linens add a pop of color and texture and extra furniture is slipped in between our own pieces to fill the space Morgan Trinker Photography Watching the florists work is one of my favorite parts carts full of flower arrangements get rolled in and often the floral team members are up on ladders piecing together hanging floral centerpieces or stringing up twinkly lights Ramblin Rose Photography Once the band or DJ arrives to set up you can hear tapping drums and scattered streams of music across the property while they work to make sure everything is in tune and at the right volume When the caterers arrive you know it s close to go time they take plain linen decked tables and add colorful displays of fruit and vegetables steaming trays of pastas and meats and other tasty dishes The cake often bedecked in flowers and taking center stage in the room is usually one of the last things to get placed By the time guests arrive candles are lit the bars are stocked and everything is picture perfect Smash Studios Photography

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  • Flashback Friday: Fun for Families at the Dixon
    Dine Shop Join Membership Reciprocal Museums Gardens Young At Art Cosmopolitans Corporate Membership 1 2 3 4 5 The Dixon Post News Events Event Calendar The Dixon Post Food Truck Fridays Friday November 20 2015 Flashback Friday Fun for Families at the Dixon In honor of Art Family Day tomorrow we are flashing back to some of the Dixon s past family events We love having children at the Dixon and the Education Department works hard to make sure they have fun and learn while they are here Join us at the Dixon for Art Family Day tomorrow November 21st from 10am to 2pm There is a lot of fun planned and it s free for the whole family Posted by Chantal Drake at 3 41 PM Featured Fortieth Anniversary Share A Basic Flower Arranging Kit Facility Rental Behind the Scenes Comments No Comments yet Leave A Comment Name Please include your contact name E mail Please include your contact email address as a valid email address Comment Please include your comments Please answer the simple math question below to submit the form 2 2 Coming Up Thursday Feb 11 10 30 AM 11 15 AM NEW SmART Kids ages

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  • A Basic Flower Arranging Kit
    cup holder and the floral foam Containers come in various shapes sizes and materials Most flower arrangers have a shelf full of containers to choose from The kenzan cup holder and floral foam go into the container with water Once you choose the container you are well on your way to having a lovely distinctive floral arrangement to enjoy in your home Things to include in your kit flower snips pruners wire needlepoints NOT frogs the glass things that are useless wood picks measuring tape fern pins small note pad pencil brown magic marker floral tape stem wrap paddle wire dish cloth Things to keep in mind Where is this design going The space dictates how big and wide it will be If it s for your dining room table under a chandelier keep it about 16 18 inches tall so guests can see over it and it doesn t get tangled up in the light fixture 16 to 18 is actually the space between your elbow and the tip of your fingers and using that to measure is a good way to test the total height of a centerpiece You also know that all sides will be viewed so you will need to turn the design as you work on it so it s finished from each perspective Other spaces are easier and usually smaller Choose a coffee table a side table an entry table a buffet table an island in the kitchen or the bathroom counter for the future home of your creation Looking at the space will give you an idea of the size of the design and whether it needs the back finished A few more classes and you will gain confidence and knowledge of what plants work well in designs It opens our eyes to

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