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In Gratitude The following donors are supporting exhibitions, events and programs in 2013. To learn about joining these generous supporters as a member of a giving society, contact the Development Office, 901-761-5250 ext. 105.

FOUNDERS SOCIETY Assisi Foundation of Greater Memphis ‡  Musette and Allen Morgan ‡  Nancy and Steve Morrow

IMPRESSIONIST SOCIETY Foy and Bill Coolidge ‡ First Tennessee Foundation Rose M. Johnston Margaret Oates Dixon Society Irene and Joe Orgill Plough Foundation James D. Robinson Family ‡ 



Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Kenneth F. Clark, Jr. ‡ Karen and Dr. Preston Dorsett Steve and Cindy Earles Gilmore Marylon Rogers Glass ‡  Buzzy Hussey Anne and Mike Keeney Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation Mednikow Jewelers Northwestern Mutual Memphis Paulsen Printing Linda W. Rhea Chris and Dan Richards Carrie Councill Riedmeyer ‡  Nancy Welsh Smith ‡  Marsha and Henri Wedell Billy Weiss, North Berkeley Wine

Anthropologie Irene and Ron Ayotte Alison and Jim Barton Nancy and Dan Copp Diversified Trust Company Anne Marie and Tom Kadien Dina and Brad Martin Bickie and Mike McDonnell Pam and McNeal McDonnell Regional Medical Center at Memphis Erin Riordan and Kevin Sharp Wunderlich Securities Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

MATISSE SOCIETY Argent Trust of Tennessee Thomas Garrott Foundation International Paper Chantal and Jeff Johnson Jim Keras Subaru Debbie and Chip Marston The Marston Group NewSouth Capital Management Gwen and Penn Owen Barbara and Lewis Williamson

‡ Indicates contributions to support endowment or capital projects.

GAUGUIN SOCIETY Apple Grove Living Bank of America Alice and Phil Burnett Buster’s Liquors & Wines Andrea and Doug Edwards Pamela Hauber and Steve West Liz and Richie McLarty Elizabeth and Russell Williamson

Thomas McKean and Charles Willson Peale


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Charles Willson Peale (1741-1826) Portrait of Thomas McKean, 1776, Oil on canvas Collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Mary Marchand Woods Memorial Fund, 1964.106

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In 1776, Thomas McKean, a forty-two-year-old Continental Congressman from Delaware commissioned Charles Willson Peale in Philadelphia to paint his portrait. Dressed in a dark suit, sporting fashionable cuffs, cravat, and a powdered wig, McKean sits at a table that has been draped in red cloth, his arm resting on a sheaf of manuscript pages. The painting was one of several portraits Peale would make of McKean and his family over the next fifteen years. But this one may have been the first, and the date was significant—for the artist, for the sitter, and for a would-be nation about to assert its independence in Philadelphia. Charles Willson Peale would go on to become one of the more important cultural figures in American history. A renowned portraitist, he counted George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and of course the McKean family among his more notable patrons. He founded one of the first art museums and art schools in America, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, which survives to this day. And he was the father of sixteen children, many of whom went on to become significant artists themselves, including Rembrandt Peale and Rubens Peale. The father, more or less, determined at birth the future profession of his children through their names.

Peale moved to Philadelphia from Annapolis, Maryland in 1776 to experience and be part of the nation-building that was taking place in the city. Although he represented Delaware, McKean moved to Philadelphia two years earlier no doubt for similar reasons. As part of the Second Continental Congress in June 1776, McKean stepped forward as a leading voice for American independence, and delivered Delaware’s vote for separation from Great Britain. On July 4, he took part in the heated debate over the wording of the Declaration of Independence; perhaps his notes for the document are what he protects under his right arm in the Peale portrait. Peale’s portrait of McKean, an iconic work of the eighteenth century, is part of the Picturing America exhibition, opening at the Dixon in early August. The show comes to us from the marvelous collections of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and it represents our second major collaboration in just over a year. In 2012, the Dixon sent the Modern Dialect exhibition to Greensburg. We are pleased to be working together again, and more importantly, to be able to share nearly two hundred years of great American art—and the American history it embodies—with Dixon members and visitors here in Memphis.

Kevin Sharp Linda W. and S. Herbert Rhea Director

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4339 Park Avenue

x Memphis, Tennessee 38117 x 901.761.5250 x

Board of  Trustees D. Stephen Morrow, CHAIRMAN Christine P. Richards, PRESIDENT Ben C. Adams Jr., SECRETARY/COUNSEL William C. Losch III, TREASURER Thomas C. Adams Jr. Jack R. Blair Carter F. Campbell Suki Stone Carson William A. Coolidge Jr. Dr. Reginald W. Coopwood Nancy Copp Karen C Dorsett Elizabeth Farnsworth R. Molitor Ford Jr. Mark Giannini John M. Horseman Buzzy Hussey Thomas H. Hussey Dr. Rose M. Johnston Thomas H. Kadien Anne O. Keeney E. Carl Krausnick Jr. Kay Taylor Liles W. Neely Mallory Jr. W. Neely Mallory III R. Brad Martin J. Kenneth (Chip) Marston Jr. McNeal McDonnell Harriet McFadden Allen B. Morgan Jr. Brandon G. Morrison Joseph Orgill III C. Penn Owen III Stephen C. Reynolds W. Reid Sanders Henri Wedell Willis H. Willey III

Non-Resident Trustees John H. Bryan Patricia L. Cook Cornelia Ritchie







Membership And Development


Special Events

inside back cover

Final Weeks!

Bijoux parisiens


Bijoux parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, marks the Dixon’s second collaboration with the Petit Palais. This is the last chance to immerse yourself in the rare jewels nand magnificent drawings that tell the story of French jewelry and Parisian taste before they return to the vaults of the Petit Palais!

Pam Cobb River Visions April 21 – July 7


Ex-Officio Trustees Emily and David Brackstone Susan and Larry Bryan Chantal and Jeff Johnson Edith H. Marshall Kathy Gale and Gil Uhlhorn Vivian Watson

ON THE COVER: William Zorach (1887-1966) Reclining Cat, 1941, Bronze Collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Gift of the Westmoreland Society, 2000.18

(above) DEBUT ET COULON, Dandelion Brooch with Hairpin, ca. 1880-89, Brooch: gold, platinum, silver, diamonds, and swan feathers; Hairpin: tortoise shell, Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Inv.: ODUT 01942, Achat sur les arrérages du legs Dutuit, 2009 PAM COBB, Rivulets, 2013 (series of three), Acrylic and gold leaf on wood panel, Courtesy of the Jay Etkin Gallery

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Spotlight on the Permanent Collection

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

(French, 1796 - 1875)

The Paver of the Chailly Road, Fontainebleau ca. 1830–35, Oil on canvas, Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Dixon, 1975.25

Camille Corot was born into a family of prosperous merchants who supported and financed their son’s artistic aspirations. Corot used that financial security to extend his education, to hone his abilities, and to travel extensively in Italy and France. The Forest of Fontainebleau, with its beautifully varied landscape and easy accessibility from Paris, attracted Corot and many other artists in the early nineteenth century. Gathering in the small village of Barbizon on the edge of the forest, they became known as the Barbizon School. Corot, though perhaps the most influential of all French landscape painters of the mid-nineteenth century, never settled in Fontainebleau, although its rocky outcroppings and majestic trees informed

some of his prized early paintings, like The Paver of the Chailly Road, Fontainebleau. Corot’s view of the Chailly Road, one of the primary routes for accessing the forest, displays the deft and rapid brushwork necessary for painting outdoors, which would prove so influential to artists a generation younger. The man paving the road in the foreground speaks to the Barbizon School’s attraction to scenes of simple laboring people. But as the son of merchants, Corot may have recognized that this particular laborer was contributing directly to his own prosperity. The paver helped make the forest an even more accessible destination for leisure travelers and thereby increased interest in paintings that depicted its picturesque woodlands.

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Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art

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August 4 – October 6 Organized by the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Picturing America represents two hundred years of American art through portraiture, still life, landscape, narrative painting, and sculpture, beginning in the colonial era with examples of formal portraiture by John Singleton Copley and Charles Wilson Peale. The exhibition includes luminous landscapes from the Hudson River School, America’s first true artistic fraternity that flourished in the second half of the nineteenth century. Out of the Hudson River School came numerous movements in landscape painting aiming at capturing the American sublime, from rocky seashores to the Rocky Mountains.

Over the past fifty years, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania has assembled a collection of works by significant American artists, concentrating on the mid-eighteenth through the midtwentieth centuries. Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art features fifty-six works from their prestigious collection, with selections from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, that demonstrate the range of styles and influences in American painting and sculpture.

MILTON AVERY, Arrangement with Plants, 1948, Oil on canvas, Collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Gift of Mr. Michael Ross, Hewlett Bay Park, NY, 1975.77

As time went on, artists sought a softer, even more intimate relationship with nature, and artists like George Inness adapted the tenets of the French Barbizon style to a uniquely American landscape. Also inspired by the French style of painting, American Mary Cassatt spent much of her career in Paris and, at the invitation of her friend Edgar Degas,

exhibited with the Impressionists in four of their eight exhibitions. As the avant-garde Impressionist movement gained traction, William Merritt Chase became the first major American painter to create Impressionist canvases in the United States. Works by Cassatt and Chase are part of the exhibition’s documentation of the progression of American art towards modernism and abstraction. Culminating in modernist still-lifes by such notable American artists as Milton Avery and Doris Lee, Picturing America explores our country’s art history as it progressed through varying stylistic phases to become the center of the international art world today.


Rose M. Johnston x Steve and Cindy Earles Gilmore x Marsha and Henri Wedell


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BEN SHAHN, Byzantine Isometric, 1951 Tempera on canvas mounted on Masonite Collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Museum Purchase, 2007.21

Opening Lecture

People and Portraiture in Picturing America by Dixon Director Kevin Sharp August 4, 2:00 pm Free with regular admission.

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Upcoming Exhibition

Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery Organized by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York

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October 20 – January 5, 2014 Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery examines the breadth of African American artists’ interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions in historic and contemporary art. The exhibition includes fifty-nine works of art and design that date from the late nineteenth century to the present with nearly fifty artists, many of whom are still active today.

JOAN M.E. GAITHER, My Spiritual Family, 2003 Mixed media, cloth, and fibers. Collection of the artist


Karen and Dr. Preston Dorsett x Rose M. Johnston Irene and Joe Orgill x Chris and Dan Richards


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Sponsored by Suzanne and Neely Mallory and Mary and Charles Wurtzburger

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Love the Leaf July 14 – September 8

Last fall, the Dixon mounted an awareness campaign entitled “Love the Leaf” that encourages Memphians to discover and enjoy the wonders of art and nature at the Dixon. Now it’s time to see how artists from around the Memphis area have been inspired by the Dixon! Selected entries from Love the Leaf will be on view in the Mallory and Wurtzburger Galleries, showcasing photographs, paintings, drawings, and multimedia works of art. We appreciate all of your support and are inspired by the interesting and creative ways you love the leaf!

Made in Dixon September 15 - October 20

CHLOE YORK, Microcosm, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist

Made in Dixon returns to the Mallory and Wurtzburger Galleries to showcase all of the art created by participants in the Dixon’s fourteen educational programs in the past year. With a multitude a media by artists of all ages, Made in Dixon joyfully illustrates the Dixon’s commitment to our community through education in the visual arts.

MADE IN DIXON installation view 2012

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Munch and Learn wednesdays 12:00 pm


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Bring your lunch and join in the discussion! Local artists, experts and Dixon Gallery and Gardens staff will share their knowledge of art and horticulture with talks, demonstrations and great conversation.

July 3 "Changing Lives: Women and Men in

Fin-de-Siècle France" with Dr. Susan Grayzel, Professor of History and Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, University of Mississippi

10 Unmentionables, an intimate look at the dressing

and undressing of 19th century ladies with A.J. Northrop, President APTA Memphis Chapter

17 The Art of Adornment with Lauren Kennedy and

Steve McMahon from Ballet Memphis

24 Growing and Using Herbs for Good Taste and

Good Health with Evelyn Mosley


Secrets Whispered Softly with Dixon Director Kevin Sharp

Dixon Docent Spotlight

Erin Daniels

The Dixon Docents are invaluable to our organization! They work with visitors of all ages making them feel at home and excited about learning new things. Our docents give tours almost every day, and are part of our events, but are also a big part of our community outreach programs, lending us a hand during festivals and helping us spread the word about the Dixon’s exhibitions and programs. In this Leaf edition we would like to thank and honor one of our dearest Dixon Docents: Erin Daniels. She has been part of our team since 2011. Kind, creative and always positive, Erin is one of our best ambassadors. Erin was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland to American parents. At the time, her father was stationed at Eglinton Naval Air Station. Her parents were both originally from New York but Erin grew up in South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee so she describes herself as “having northern roots with plenty of southern exposure!” Erin married Memphian Bill Daniels, and has been in the city for 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Memphis and currently works as a Compass Lab Interventionist at Schilling Farms Middle School.

August 7 Painting and Books

with Jed Jackson, painting professor, University of Memphis

14 New Madrid, The 1811-1812 Earthquakes

with Gary Patterson, Geologist, Director of Education and Outreach, Center for Earthquake Research, University of Memphis

21 Depicting Religion-Spirituality in the Work of

African American Artists with Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, Associate Professor, Art History, University of Memphis

28 Herbal Teas

with Ellen Leblond

September 4 Leaf and Learn

with Curator of Education, Margarita Sandino and Research Assistant, Laura Gray Teekell


Early Abstraction in America with Associate Curator Julie Pierotti

18 From Canvas to Song – Compositions

with Nancy Apple

25 Fall Is the Time for Bulbs

with June Davidson, President of the Mid-South Daffodil Society

Munch and Learn sponsored by


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Erin “supports, appreciates, and endorses all the arts especially the visual arts”. Helping the Dixon engage the community and teach about art is only natural for her. She says “It is such fun to learn about artists, their lives, and their works. Furthermore, it is a joy to meet and to share this information with others!” Her favorite volunteer activities at the Dixon are Sunday Tours at Two and Family Days. "It is always entertaining to watch young children as they create. They are fearless and eager to try any available project!" We are grateful to have Erin as part of our Dixon family and we thank her for all the hard work. Thank you, Erin!


Painting with Acrylics

Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Personal Essay as an Art Form

By Nick Peña

By Jenny Duggan

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

(Ages 16 and up)

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Saturday, September 28 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, August 17

(Ages 16 and up)

The personal essay has origins dating back to the 16th century and the writings of Michel de Montaigne. Other famous writers who popularized the essay include Virginia Woolf, John Updike, Joan Didion, and David Sedaris among many others. The first session will consist of an overview, class discussion, and writing prompts for students to use as a springboard for their work. The second session will include a review of essays and feedback from peers and the teacher. New writing and works-in-progress are encouraged.

Acrylic is the most adaptable, archival, and non-toxic of painting media. Explore form and color as you become Nick Peña familiar with the interrelated essentials of value, surface, mark making, drawing and paint application. Morning demos will focus on technique and will guide an afternoon of painting ‘en plein air’. Beginner and intermediate skill levels welcome.

Reservations required. Space limited. Members $50; non-members $70

Reservations required. Space limited. Members $70; non-members $90

From P ict urin g A meric a (see page 4 for more information)

GIFFORD BEAL, Sea Bass Fisherman, 1940, Oil on canvas Collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Anonymous Gift through the Westmoreland Society, 1995.51

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Ongoing Children’s Programs

After School Art Clubs

Mini Masters

Kaleidoscope Club

Every Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:15 am (ages 2 - 4) Fill your home with handmade treasures! This parent-child workshop is designed for toddlers to explore shape, texture, color and other sensory possibilities through art making. Each Tuesday offers a fun learning experience for you and your child; including a story time, hands-on art activity and a snack. Price per class: Free for members; $8 per child for non-members. Reservations required. Space limited.

First Saturday of the Month July 6, August 3, September 7 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (all ages)

Art Zone

Looking for something new and fun to do with the family on Saturday morning? Drop in at the Dixon for Family Studio where families can create magnificent works of art, open studio-style. Everyone in the family can make their own masterpiece from a large assortment of supplies. Drop in program. Free with admission.


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Kaleidoscope Club combines everything the Dixon has to offer to younger artists. Enjoy a new project each week that will spark creativity and critical thinking. Whether it is horticulture, art, or literature, your child will surely exercise their imagination. Snack provided. Reservations required. Space limited. Price per class: members $8; non-members $12.

Family Studio


Every other Wednesday, beginning September 4 3:30 - 4:30 pm (ages 5-9)


Every other Wednesday, beginning September 11 3:00 - 4:30 pm (ages 10 - 15) This after school art club is the perfect place for your child to explore new media and meet other art enthusiasts from all over Memphis. Participants will learn valuable art techniques and skills through drawing, painting, and sculpture. Snack provided. Reservations required. Space limited. Price per class: members $8; non-members $12.

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You are cordially invited to the Dixon’s first Family Night event!

Family Night

Saturday, August 24 5:00 - 8:00 pm Summers in Memphis are hot, so this year we decided to cool things off and have our family day at night. It will be a fun evening full of special activities and surprises. Join us and make unique art projects, meet special guests, check out art demonstrations and enjoy live music. Try refreshing beverages and delicious snacks and participate in the very popular Dixon Games! Don’t miss this enchanting evening at the Dixon.

illustration by Shane McDermott

Free admission.

Paint it! Plant it! Summer Camp First week: July 15 - July 19 or Second week: July 22 - July 26 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (ages 6 - 10)

Our Paint it! Plant it! Summer camp focuses on fine art instruction and horticulture lessons. Each day campers will get the opportunity to explore the galleries, make a work of art, learn about plants, design a garden, and much more. Reservations required. Snacks and camp T-shirt provided. Lunch not included. Members $175; non-members $200.

Children’s Comic Book Workshop Saturday August 31, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (ages 10 - 15) Does your child have a story to tell? Join Memphis Illustrator Shane McDermott for a comic book workshop. Your child will learn how to design their very own character and develop a unique story. Snack and supplies included. Reservations required. Space limited. Members $15; non-members $20.

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Aromatherapy Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 10:30 am, Catmur Horticulture Building Upasana Singh, Master Gardener and Dixon volunteer, will lead a workshop on aromatherapy. Upasana will discuss essential oils which are derived from well known and locally grown plants, including plants grown at the Dixon. During the workshop, Upasana will show how to mix essential oils with carrier oils and discuss traditional combinations. Participants will make their own combination of oils to take with them. All supplies provided. Members $35; Non-members $40 Limited to 20 participants; Reservations required. 761-5250

Dr. Peter Crane Lecture and Book-Signing

Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am Auditorium Dr. Peter Crane is the Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University and is the former director of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. He will be with us for a morning lecture and signing of his new book, Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot. Dr. Crane is a renowned botanist who will discuss the “biography� of the ginkgo, the oldest tree on earth. Free admission.


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Hypertufa Trough Workshop Saturday, September 7, 10:30 am Catmur Horticulture Building

Make your own “Stone Sink,” perfect for displaying dwarf conifers, miniature hostas, and other tiny plants. Join Dale Skaggs and Dixon garden staff for this hands-on workshop. The workshop will include all supplies and instructions to make a 12”x18” trough. Participants will need to return to pick up the finished sink at a later date. Members $30; non-members $35 Limited to 20 participants. Reservations required: 761-5250

Volunteer Extraordinaire

Laura Malinick

Laura Malinick, a Master Gardener and plant lover, has volunteered three days a week at the Dixon for almost two years. Laura has worked in the greenhouse and cutting garden, in our nursery area, and for many hours at our plant sales. Laura has been a gardener since her family’s move to Memphis in 1991. She began learning about gardening by attending lectures, reading and talking to plantsman Plato Touliatos. She loves native plants and plants that are friendly to pollinators and birds. Before volunteering at Dixon, Laura worked in the Outdoor Classroom of Grahamwood Elementary School and started the herb garden at White Station Middle School.

Sunrise Yoga Classes EVERY WEDNESDAY, 6:30 - 7:30 AM Hughes Pavilion

Start your morning at the Dixon! Certified Personal Trainer and fitness instructor Peggy Reisser leads a rejuvenating sunrise yoga class every week. A reasonable level of fitness is necessary for participants, although modifications will be made for various levels of experience. 761-5250 for additonal information. Members free; non-members $5

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Save the date

Art on Tap 2013

Friday, September 6, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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Save the date for the best beer tasting in Memphis – Art on Tap. With live music, delicious food and the greatest beer in Memphis and beyond -- you can’t miss this event!



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This is a great time to join YAA and come for FREE! Young at Art is a unique membership group for young professionals who are interested in broadening their cultural horizons in a social setting. If you would like more information on joining, please call Sarah Lorenz at (901) 312-1241 or visit Young at Art members FREE. $30 advance tickets for members; $40 non-members. A wine tasting will be offered for an additional $10.

Art on Tap and Young at Art are generously sponsored by

Kathy Gale and Gil Uhlhorn

Kelly and Russell Klinke

Alison and Jim Barton

A Banner Year for Cosmopolitans

There have been plenty of Cosmopolitan events so far, but the year’s not over. If you missed the spring party at Chantal and Jeff Johnson’s home, or the South Lawn Cinema movie night in June, join now to enjoy more fabulous events! The year’s program includes an event at David Lusk Gallery, a Garden to Table dinner, a festive holiday party, and much more. Contact Sarah Lorenz at (901) 312-1241 or visit for more information. The Cosmopolitans are generously sponsored by

Did you know that you can enjoy reciprocal museum benefits with a Dixon membership at the $125 Sponsor level or above? Call Membership at (901) 312-1276 for more details.

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Gilding the Lilies

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Beginning in May the Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden has been filled with lilies, exhibiting endless varieties of size and shape while creating a perfect palette for workshops and tours. This transformation of color and bloom was made possible by the generous support of these sponsors: Memphis Garden Club

Mimi and Jim Taylor

Little Garden Club in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Garden Club of America

Marilyn and Pepper Allen in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Austin Anne Miller and Reggie Barnes Mr. and Mrs. James Barton Mr. and Mrs. Graham Fulton Buzzy Hussey and Dr. Hal Brunt Mr. and Mrs. Charles McVean Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore Mrs. Bill Prest Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ridolphi

Susan and Darryl Johnson in honor of Catherine Keathley


Veazey and Collie Krausnick in honor of Dale and Michel Allen Skaggs

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Laura and Montgomery Martin in honor of Bonny Martin

This fall, our gardens will be ever-green as the conifer takes center stage with a regional conference, exhibition, programs, and more! Information on sponsorship opportunities will be available soon, and we invite you to consider being a part of this invaluable group of supporters.

Merci! to our 2013 Margaret Oates Dixon Society

Since 2009, the Margaret Oates Dixon Society has supported outstanding exhibitions and garden programs. The generous gifts of the 2013 Margaret Oates Dixon Society support Bijoux parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris, on view through July 21, 2013. Anonymous Buff Jett Adams Johnnie D. Amonette Diana Carr Bailey Carmen Bond Daphne Boyle Susan M. Bryan Suzanne Rhea Burgar Alice Rawlins Burnett Judith F. Campbell Kitty Cannon Suki Stone Carson Marilyn Rhea Cheeseman Louise W. Collier Foy Pierce Coolidge Elizabeth Coors Deborah L. Craddock Ellen Clark Dixon Betty Earles

Liz Farnsworth Glenna B. Flautt Mary Call Ford Allison M. Garrott Emily R. Gay Elizabeth Gillespie Cindy Earles Gilmore Marylon Rogers Glass Pamela R. Hauber Buzzy Hussey Julie T. Hussey Camille B. Hutton Karen Fields Isaacman Anne Marie Kadien Danette P. Lawrie Joanie Lightman Kay Taylor Liles Ellen B. Losch Debra Davis Marston

Ann Querbes McRae Brandon Garrott Morrison Nancy Morrow Gwen P. Owen Norma Davis Owen Dr. Anca Pop Ann Linder Rice Erin Riordan Carrie Councill Riedmeyer Ruth Stratton Samaha Erin Schultz Suzette Turner Susan Warner Carol K. Westbrook Vance T. Willey Barbara C. Williamson

The invitation to become a part of the Margaret Oates Dixon Society is extended to all women who appreciate the extraordinary work produced each year by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. If you are interested in joining the Margaret Oates Dixon Society in 2014, please contact Karen Strachan in the Development Office at (901) 312-1256.


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We welcome our new corporate members

Jim Keras Subaru


“We view the Dixon as one of the most important assets in Memphis and are pleased to be a corporate member.”

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Dedication to service at Jim Keras Subaru also extends beyond the dealership. They are involved in an ever growing number of community activities and are a proud 2013 sponsor of Young at Art and Art on Tap at the Dixon.

Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, is committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional products and services to meet the needs of individual investors as well as corporations and institutions. The firm offers financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and investment banking services. Fixed Income broker services are provided through Wunderlich Securities Fixed Income Capital Markets and WunTrade divisions of Wunderlich Securities. The firm operates in 26 offices across 15 states and has more than 450 associated professionals.

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Jim Keras Subaru is a family owned and operated organization that has been serving customers in the Mid-South since 1978, establishing them as one of the oldest Subaru dealers in the United States. From new and pre-owned vehicle sales to car repairs and parts, from financing to maintenance, the staff takes pride in exceptional customer service and satisfaction.

Wunderlich Securities

– Gary K. Wunderlich, CEO

Saluting Our Corporate Members

September is "Corporate Member Month" at the Dixon. We thank our corporate members for their support of the fine Dixon programs that are making Memphis a better place to live and work. Alco Management, Inc. Argent Trust Company of Tennessee Armstrong Relocation & Companies Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bank of America The Belz Foundation Boyle Investment Company Thomas W. Briggs Foundation, Inc. Bryce Corporation Buster's Liquors & Wines Christie's Commercial Advisors, LLC Commercial Bank & Trust Company, Inc. Diversified Trust Company Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Dominion Partners FedEx Corporation First Tennessee National Corporation Gerber/Taylor Associates, Inc. Heirloom Roses Horne LLP The Jones Clinic Jim Keras Subaru Legacy Wealth Management Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC Mahaffey Tent Company, Inc. The Marston Group

McVean Trading & Investments LLC Mednikow Jewelers Meeks Financial Group, LLC Memphis Communications Corporation Mercury Printing Company, Inc. Montgomery Martin Contractors, LLC Morgan Keegan, Inc. NewSouth Capital Management, Inc. Orgill, Inc. Paragon National Bank Paulsen Printing Company Phelps Security, Incorporated R. Brad Martin Family Foundation Regency Travel, Incorporated Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC Roy May Heating & Air Conditioning Company. Inc. The Schadt Foundation, Inc. Sotheby's Stephens, Inc. Summit Asset Management SunTrust Bank Thomas & Betts Corporation Vining Sparks IBG, LP Weiss Spicer Cash, PLLC Wunderlich Securities, Inc. Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP

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Celebrate the return of the Dixon’s permanent collection! on view September 22

For the past six months, the majority of the Dixon’s revered permanent collection has been traveling, first to the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina, and then to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, as the blockbuster exhibition Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Monet to Matisse broke attendance records while on the road, and now it’s your chance to rediscover the collection that museum-goers around the country clamored to see! Come celebrate the return and reinstallation of the Dixon’s permanent collection and see for yourself why this collection is the jewel of Memphis!

(Clockwise from top left) EDGAR DEGAS, Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe, 1885, Charcoal and pastel on paper, Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon, 1975.6; PAUL CÉZANNE, Trees and Rocks, Near the Château Noir, about 1900-1906, Oil on canvas, Gift of Cornelia Ritchie and Museum Purchase, 1996.2.20; PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR, The Wave, 1882, Oil on canvas, Gift of Cornelia Ritchie and Museum purchase, 1996.2.12




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Thank You

We gratefully acknowledge the following new, rejoined, and upgraded members and contributions from February 1 through April 30, 2013.

Corporate Benefactor ($5,000-$9,999) Mednikow Jewelers Wunderlich Securities, Inc.

Stephens, Inc.

Tracy and Rocky Anthony Teresa Barnes

Cosmopolitans ($300)

Rikki and Bill Boyce Lynn and Dr. Jorge Calzada Heather O. Donato Lucia and Richard Heros

Young At Art Sustainer ($1,000-1,499)

Katherine Watkins and Evan Langston

Young At Art ($150)

Rikki and Bill Boyce Lynn and Dr. Jorge Calzada Heather O. Donato Lucia and Richard Heros Lauren and Brad Spicer Yancy Villa-Calvo James Williams II

Young At Art Single ($100) Parks Barker Lauren E. Johnston Robin Marston Allison Morrison

Sponsor ($125-249)

Mrs. and Mr. Benjamin Aylward Mr. and Mrs. Phillip DePriest Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Pierce, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Art Smith

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Sustainer ($1,000-$1,499) Susan Adler Thorp

Patron ($500-999)

Mr. and Mrs. James Stillman McFadden Hedda A. Schwartz

Cosmopolitans ($300)

Muffy and Michael Turley

Donor ($250-499)

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Butler III Josephine O. Elosua Gayle D. Evans Ann Parbery Judith G. Parker Jane Rebholz

Young At Art Single ($100) Paul Edelstein Hollis Hulett Joelle Pittman Steve Rosen Amanda Vogel

Sponsor ($125-249)

Honorariums Ann Bennett Jada Williams

Ruthie Bowlin* The Little Garden Club Ellen LeBlond Katie Howse Mid-South Hosta Society Barton Lynch* Red Acres Garden Club

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Crews Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lugar Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Noell Mr. and Mrs. Ed Richmond Mr. and Mrs. Winton C. Smith, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Neil Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Walter

Laine and Dudley Park* Mrs. Guy T. Erb


Julie Spear Red Acres Garden Club

Nancy Welsh Smith

John Weeden Nancy and Guy Erb Hutchison School

Circle Life ($25,000) Patron ($500-999)

Edith H. Marshall Pamela M. McFarland Mr. and Mrs. Abe M. Plough

Cosmopolitans ($300)

D evelopment

Cosmopolitans Sustainer ($1,000-1,499)

Jenny and Trip Miller Candace and Daniel Nance Rebecca and Quinton Stine


Corporate Contributor ($1,500-2,499)

Young At Art ($150)

M embership


Dale Skaggs Little Garden Club Ann Roane Judge Kay Robilio and Victor Robilio Anne Snowden Christina and Richard Roberts

Alexander W. Wellford Belle Meade Garden Club* Nancy and Guy Erb

Margaret and James Harding

Donor ($250-499)

Dr. Mary V. Relling and Dr. William E. Evans Mary Gurley and Audrea Taylor Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Magness Dr. and Mrs. Terry Pickett

Young At Art ($150)

Margaret and Tom Pellett

Sponsor ($125-249)

Kathryn B. Black Cathy Dickey William D. Dossett, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jones Janie Mayfield and Noel H. Mayfield Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd McCall Mr. and Mrs. Alston J. Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Seubert Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Jud Te Paske Janice H. Way

AUGUSTE RODIN Young Girl with Flowers in Her Hair ca. 1865-70, Bronze, Gift of the B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation, 1987.3

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Memorials Edgar H. Bailey Richard A. Bolling, Jr.

D evelopment

Araminta Blowe Caroline M. Bartusch Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas Cunningham, Jr. Buzzy Hussey and Dr. Hal Brunt Betty and John R. Malmo Billie Anne Williams Allen Edward Cohen Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Virginia Donelson Richard A. Bolling, Jr.


James G. “Jimmy” Graham Richard A. Bolling, Jr.

M embership

John H. Harris, Jr. Janet Holley Cox Norma and Penn Owen Fay Heath Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors* Joy Hillyer Belle Meade Garden Club* Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors* Jane Hollis Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors* Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Gwen and Penn Owen* Norma and Penn Owen Mr. and Mrs. Davis Owen Billie Fisher Carr Houghton Anne and John Curtis* Wally Kresko Gerlene S. Lifer* Mary Lenis Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Benjamin Matthews III Suzanne and Neely Mallory* Charlotte Mayfield Beth and Richard Buchignani* June Harrison McLaren Christina and Richard Roberts

Fay Sanford Grandview Garden Club Kitty and Howard Lammons Sidney Selvidge, Jr. Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Erin Riordan and Kevin Sharp Rebie Perry Gooch Spicer Mr. and Mrs. James F. Keegan Catherine Springs Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors* Roland Guest Stetler III Board of Governors and staff of Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors* Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Ann Tackett Gerlene S. Lifer* Dr. Edmund Utkov, Sr. Mrs. Rodney William Baine Beth and Richard Buchignani* Chickasaw Country Club* Christopher Dacus Becky Geisewite Jerry Goin and family Annie Laurie Hall Stephanie and Timothy Hayes, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Jon C. Jenkins Susan and Darryl Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Landau Gerlene S. Lifer Thomas Loeb Suzanne and Mark Massey Metropolitan Bank Cindy, Meredith, Hays, and Chip Moreland Pamela Restivo Mori

Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Mollie and William Newman III Janey and George Newton Elizabeth and Michael O'Brien Irene and Joe Orgill III* Dr. and Mrs. Donald Owens Shirley and Charles Palmer Raymond James/Morgan Keegan Dr. and Mrs. Walter A. Rentrop Laurie and Lewis Scharff Katie and John Schumacher Hannah and Stuart Shaw Laura and Phil Slinkard Andie and Michael Uiberall Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. Webb Dr. William Charles Warner, Sr. Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Joy Weisinger Belle Meade Garden Club* Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. Webb


The birthdays of Louise and Jeff Mann Mr. and Mrs. Roy Keathley The birthday of Edward Morrow Connie and Dunbar Abston Dr. and Mrs. George A. Coors* Joy Doggett* Mary and Robert Ellis* Nancy and Guy Erb Norma and Penn Owen The birthday of Anne Snowden Christina and Richard Roberts The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Wright Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff

Reserve now

Sarah Whitley Huettel Mitchell Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Clinton Ray Pearson Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Mary Josephine Hastings Phillips Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Julie and Jim Raines Beverly C. Ross Chairman Steve Morrow, Director Kevin Sharp and the Dixon Board and staff Benjamin Aaron Rucker Octavia Chafin*


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To secure the best dates for your holiday party  at the dixon!

* Donations given to Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden


Symphony in the Gardens



Sunday, September 15 5:00 pm

Third Thursdays Galleries and Gardens open until 9:00. Free with admission. Food included. Cash bar.

July 18

We’ll say au revoir to our exhibition Bijoux Parisiens and hello to the Mallory/Wurtzburger exhibition Love the Leaf. Enjoy the French sounds of Tarte Blanche


7:00 pm tour with Research Assistant Laura Gray Teekell. 901-761-5250


August 15

Celebrate Picturing America with Jazz played by the Northwoods Trio. 7:00 tour with Associate Curator Julie Pierotti.

September 19

What could be more American than the music of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and their contemporaries? Our celebration of America will continue with the toe tapping sounds of Big Barton.


7:00 tour with Research Assistant Laura Gray Teekell.

Save the Dates

WineDown Art on Fire

  Friday, October 4

  Saturday, October 26

Summer 2013 Newsletter  
Summer 2013 Newsletter