For the first time in a long time I had a free Saturday morning, so I decided to stop by the Dixon Museum before a client photoshoot last week. The Dixon Gallery + Gardens is one of my favorite museums in the city; they always have interesting exhibits, and it’s located in a central part of Memphis, so even if I have to travel somewhere else in a rush, I can still visit with enough time to see everything.
It was the last day of Made in Dixon, a special showcase of artwork created through the museum’s youth programs (including Mini Masters, Family Day, Spring to Art Camp, and Open Studio), in addition to teen and adult participants of their workshops. It was pretty cool how all of the pieces were curated; one day I’ll find the time to actually take one of their workshops.
What I really went to see, though, was The Impressionist Revolution: Forty Years of French Art, which celebrates forty years of French art at the Dixon.
While I don’t necessarily retain all of the information related to the exhibits and/or artists, I still very much enjoy strolling through the museum for inspiration.
Art and fashion are so intertwined, so when I see something that I really like, I try to visualize a “scene” beyond the piece’s description. I was obsessed with the paintings above, so I snuck photos (shhh…).
It was a gorgeous day (mid 60s and sunny in May is unheard of in Memphis), so after the exhibits I walked around the garden for a bit. I always miss when the flowers bloom because it’s either too hot or too cold when I go, but the unseasonably cool Spring weather allowed for a delay, so you could stroll through and literally smell the flowers. Happy wasn’t the word.
I had to get a picture, obviously, and I was sooo happy that she (the desk attendant) took a good picture on the first try. Do y’all know how hard it is to get someone to take a picture of you where you don’t look crazy?? Granted, I take it a little more seriously as a photographer but still, there have been times where someone took a picture of me for me and I was like really? REALLY. You couldn’t focus or not cut off my toes?! Haha, anyway, kicking my weekend off there after a hectic week was a great idea. Hopefully, I’ll have more Saturdays like this to come. 🙂
How do you start your Saturdays?