Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hello Holland: 230,000 Tulips at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens has an annual tulip display that just takes my breath away. This is the walk up to the entry to the gardens:
Tulips aren't my favorite flower (I'm more a sunflower and daisy gal), but WOW!
There are plenty of chairs and benches placed throughout the gardens.
There are tulips planted in every area of the gardens during this season.
There is a new piece of art displayed near the entrance to the main gallery building:
Isn't that delightful? It is Smooth Egg with Bow (Magenta/Violet) by Jeff Koons. Wikipedia says, "His Balloon Dog (Red) sculpture was one of the artworks brought to life in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." The Memphis Flyer says, "He currently holds the word record auction price for a living artist. Balloon Dog (Orange) sold at Christie’s Auction house in New York City in 2013 for $58.4 million." I can't think of a more suitable work to display here. It brightened up my day to see it, and I saw it after I'd already seen those gorgeous tulips!