The Dixon at 4339 Park Ave. has a current exhibit “Present Tense: Art of Memphis from 2001-Now,” where works from University of Memphis alumni and Memphis College of Art graduates are featured on the walls of every corridor in the west wing of the museum.
Some of the examples of the work include international students displaying their journey to America, paintings created by whim of toys and abstract paintings depicting chapters of history. All are mere self-reflections of the artists themselves.
“I love it,” Dixon employee Lushawn Johnson says, “We always have exhibits that continuously change.”
In addition to the ever-changing attractions, families are welcome with events for every age group.
The Dixon has arts programs for children of different age groups such as After School Art Clubs (ages 10-15) and Kaleidoscope Club (ages 5-9).
Upcoming exhibits and attractions include the play Hamlet (April 3-14), Bijoux parsiens: French Jewelry from Petit Palais, Paris (April 28-July 21) and an ongoing exhibition of local art subcategorized into different exhibits, with the Contemporary Art in Memphis and the Southeast attraction.
The Leaf, a Dixon publication of calendar events for each month gives details of all activities.
The “Present Tense: Art of Memphis from 2001-Now” will be exhibited at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens from February 3-April 14. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), $3 students (7-17), $5 for college students with identification, $5 for groups of ten or more, free for children under 6 and free on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon.