Richard B. Coe

Richard B. Coe Etchings Added to the Collection

Seven etchings included in the Birmingham Museum of Art's 2018 exhibition, "MAGIC CITY REALISM: Richard Coe's Birmingham," have been added to the DAC Foundation Permanent Collection. This exhibition was part of the state-wide celebration of Alabama's bicentennial, ALABAMA 200, and was accompanied by a printed catalog of the same title. Following the 1929 stock market

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

All About John Kelly Fitzpatrick

–by Mark Andrew Harris, Founder & Director Due to the outstanding feedback we received from our January 18, 2024, Lunch & Learn program, "All About John Kelly Fitzpatrick: The Story of a Humble Life Well Lived" I thought it appropriate to share some of the information included in the presentation with

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Exploring 20th Century Modernism in the American South

“Southern / Modern” wasorganized by the Mint Museum in collaboration with the Georgia Museum of Art.  The publication, which features essays by leading scholars in the field, was produced in partnership with the University of North Carolina Press. "SOUTHERN \ MODERN: Rediscovering Southern Art from the First Half of the Twentieth Century" We

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Arthur Walter Stewart

DAC Foundation Collection Continues to Grow

–by Mark Andrew Harris, Founder & Director We are pleased to announce that two Arthur Walter Stewart watercolor landscapes were recently donated to the Dixie Art Colony Foundation. The pair of paintings came to us from the Denver, Colorado, area. They were donated by the granddaughter of the person who

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Foundation “Lunch & Learn” Programs Resume

Thank you to those who joined us for our first public DAC Foundation LUNCH & LEARN program since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted us to suspend our public events. We had a great crowd, including some new faces. Shown are photographs of the commission by artist Steve Garst unveiled at the

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

DAC Foundation Receives A Major Donation

–by Mark Andrew Harris, Founder & Director On behalf of the DAC Foundation Board of Directors, I am excited to announce a major gift made to the DAC Foundation by the MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART. In October of 2019, I was contacted by Melissa Mutert, Curator of Collections & Research

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A Weekend on Alabama’s Gulf Coast: Part One

–by Mark Andrew Harris, Founder & Director What a wonderful weekend—it isn't easy to know where to begin in summarizing our weekend on Alabama's Gulf Coast. So I will start by thanking Barbara Teare with the Dauphin Island Gallery, LLC, and Kathryn Carver with the Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts

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Dixie art Colony Foundation

COMING SOON…A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie once wrote in a poem, "GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT."  Shown is Warree C. LeBron in the Dixie Art Colony studio at Nobles Ferry, c. 1938, WCL-2020.PH.0001 Sources: DAC Foundation Archives, Dixie Art Colony Foundation, Wetumpka, Alabama  

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Ninth Richard Brough Watercolor Added to the Collection

–by Mark Andrew Harris, Founder & Director I am pleased to announce the addition of a ninth painting by Dixie Art Colony artist Richard Burrell Brough to the DAC Foundation Collection. This watercolor painting depicting a scene from Alabama's Gulf Coast was recently purchased by the DAC Foundation using memorial

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

A Special Message from our Founder

The Dixie Art Colony Foundation will be temporarily closed from December 3 until December 20, due to the passing of our founder's mother, Amanda Ellen Turner Harris Williams. Covington County High School, Florala, Alabama; Class of 1952 Reunion; seated far left, Martha Moon (Kracke) daughter of DAC artist Shiney Moon; seated

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