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MAYNARD DIXON: SEARCHING FOR A HOME

OCTOBER 28, 2022 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2023

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Witness the spirit of the West through the eyes of its iconic artist! In this major retrospective, you'll come to know Maynard Dixon in a whole new light through more than 70 of his paintings and even some of his original poetry!

Dixon (1875-1946) was a true man of the West, from his cowboy boots to his Stetson hat to the scenes he loved to paint. In this new exhibition featuring works from the MOA and other collections across the country, you too will fall in love with the rugged landscapes of the West and the people who called this land home.

Preview the exhibition through the virtual galleries below, each dedicated to one of the major themes of Dixon's work on display in the exhibition: the land, indigenous life, forgotten men, the people, and other people's houses. At the bottom of this page you'll find events, news, and more related to the exhibition.

THE LAND

INDIGENOUS LIFE

FORGOTTEN MEN

THE PEOPLE

OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES

Upcoming Events for this Exhibition

Celebrate the exhibition with events all year long!
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Artist Panel: Maynard Dixon's Impact

7:00 PM
Thursday, November 10
We invite you to join a panel of artists who will discuss the life and legacy of Maynard Dixon.
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Dixon Speaker Series: Dr Kenneth Hartvigsen

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 08
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'Maynard Dixon: Searching for a Home' Gallery Talk

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Wednesday, December 14
Join Kenneth Hartvigsen, our Curator of American Art, for the very first Gallery Talk in the new exhibition Maynard Dixon: Searching for a Home, where he’ll share his insights into what makes this painter of the Southwest so beloved by so many. You’ll get to know iconic masterpieces and share your questions with an expert!
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Maynard Dixon's Poetry

Listen to the poetry of Maynard Dixon as you look at his works through this playlist. More poems can be found in the exhibition and its catalogue.

This exhibition has been sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, with additional funds provided by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation, the Eichenberg-Larson Charitable Foundation, and David Dee Fine Arts.

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