WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES: Part I

Although our museum gallery is temporally closed and our programs and exhibitions have been suspended, BEHIND THE SCENES, WE ARE WORKING HARDER THAN EVER TO ADVANCE OUR MISSION. Planning for a new TRAVELING EXHIBITION titled “FROM THE ARCHIVES: AN ASSEMBLAGE OF SHARED HISTORY” is well underway. Shown are items form

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

MORE NOTES FROM OUR FOLLOWERS

During this unprecedented time, one of the most rewarding aspects of our journey is when we receive positive feedback from our supporters that somehow we have brightened someone's day. Below are a few examples of the many KIND NOTES we received regarding two of our COVID-19 blog posts. Hopefully, we

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS… Squeeze Them Into Some Sweet Iced Tea!

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation This post is a follow up to our March 20, 2020 post about how the DIXIE ART COLONY artists navigated through difficult times and refused to abandon their creative pursuits. Growing up, I never really thought of my grandmother Winfred Era Morgan (Harris),

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The Elusive Mr. Richard B. Coe: Part Two

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation In this post, the second in a series centered around Dixie Art Colony participant Richard Blauvelt Coe we will take a look at some of Coe's illustrations. In 1968, a children's book titled "Sam A Goat" was published by Astor-Honor,

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Is Your Artwork Protected From Light Damage?

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation A large part of the mission of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation is EDUCATION and PRESERVATION. On May 16, 2019, the DAC Foundation held a “Lunch & Learn” program titled “Restoration & Preservation.” At this program, examples of how exposure

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

The Elusive Mr. Richard B. Coe: Part One

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation This post is the first in a series centered around Dixie Art Colony participant Richard Blauvelt Coe. He was born on February 27, 1904, in Selma, Alabama. Coe lost his mother on July 10, 1910, at the tender age of

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From the DAC Archives: Purple Wisteria

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation This post, the third in a series centered around the December 1931 article in “The National Geographic Magazine” titled “Smoke Over Alabama” features Purple Wisteria. In this post, we are sharing images of two paintings of Purple Wisteria by Dixie

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Sylacauga Marble Quarry

From the DAC Archives: Sylacauga Marble Quarry

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation This post, the second in a series centered around the December 1931 article in “The National Geographic Magazine” titled “Smoke Over Alabama” features the Sylacauga Marble Quarry. In this post, we are sharing images of two paintings of the Sylacauga Marble Quarry and

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Jasmine Hill Gardens

From the DAC Archives: Jasmine Hill Gardens

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation As we mentioned in an earlier post, during this time of social distancing, we will utilize technology to continue the pursuit of our mission. This post includes images and information gathered in preparation for our March 28, 2020 event planned for JASMINE HILL

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Through Technology, We Can All Stay Connected

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation The health and welfare of our visitors and volunteers is our highest priority. Therefore, as of Monday, March 16, 2020, we CANCELED our programs scheduled for MARCH 28 and APRIL 18, 2020. As soon as we can return to a normal routine, we

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