Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts

Founded in 1999, the Thunderbird Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is
the preservation and maintenance of the Maynard Dixon home and property in Mount Carmel, Utah.


Maynard Dixon Living History Museum in Mt. Carmel, Utah



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Self Guided PROPERTY TOURS Available Daily 10-5

Docent Tours Available by appointment only, March through November.
Please call the Foundation at 800-992-1066 to make an appointment.


  •  $20 Docent Tour
  •  $10 Self-Guided Walking Tour

Please Note: The Dixon property is a living history museum and not a fine art museum. There are several examples of Dixon artwork throughout the buildings. These are very fine reproductions. The current art market for Dixon paintings causes them to be very rare. People seeking to buy  artwork need to be prepared to disclose  a budget and expectation for such purchase. We will then make an effort to obtain such. During the winter months all the power and water is turned off. Tours may be available depending on the weather.


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116 original albumen photographs by Jack Hillers of the 1872 John Wesley Powell Expedition. Executed between 1872 and 1875, these images depict native Americans in the region surrounding the base camp of Powell in Kanab,Utah and the surrounding areas of Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, Northern Nevada and areas along the Wasatch front.

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From the Blog

Maynard Dixon Country 2018


August 22-September 30, 2018  Mount Carmel, Utah

Maynard Dixon Country is a gathering of artists, collectors, community, and friends who love art.

The guiding principles of the event are two fold: we want to help artists in America and we want to ensure the viability of historic preservation. We are deeply connected to the art of Maynard Dixon and his contributions to American art. But rather than focusing solely on the beloved paintings of Maynard Dixon, we focus on the "art spirit" and intention of Maynard Dixon, the artist, poet, and whole person. In choosing to remember Dixon this way, we believe his legacy becomes even more meaningful when it is illuminated by the artists who are living and making art in 2018.

Maynard Dixon Country is our major annual fundraising event to support the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts. In bringing collectors to this event, we help the artists on the forefront of American art continue to thrive, and we fulfill our mission for historic preservation. All art sales from Maynard Dixon Country directly fund the artists as well as the annual operating budget of the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts and the Maynard Dixon Living History Museum.


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