14. Dixon Building

Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building

Located to the north of the Sculpture Garden is the Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building. Originally constructed in the 1920s as the Palm Beach Public School, The Four Arts acquired the landmark property in 2010. It is named in honor of Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr., a former chairman of The Four Arts who oversaw a period of great expansion, including the acquisitions of the Palm Beach Public School and the Rovensky Building and renovation of the Sculpture Garden. After a period of renovation that preserved the school’s exterior while modernizing its interior, the building opened in 2013 as the new home of the Campus on the Lake (COL). COL offers a variety of cultural education programs that explore art, drama, literature, and music, and the art of living well. Please visit www.fourarts.org/campusonthelakeprograms to learn more. 

Giampaolo Seguso

Tree, 1999, steel and glass

Gift of Bob and Tommie Duke and Bob and Beatrice Guthrie

Collection of The Society of the Four Arts, 2021.2

The Dixon Building boasts the John and Maureen Donnell North Terrace, a small outdoor space open during classes and events. Bob and Tommie Duke and Bob and Beatrice Guthrie donated Tree (1999), a kinetic steel and glass sculpture by Italian artist Giampaolo Seguso, to adorn the terrace. Seguso’s family has been working as glassblowers on the island of Murano for 22 generations.