Founded in 1999, the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit foundation established to restore and preserve the summer home and studio of Maynard Dixon in Mt. Carmel, Utah.
The home and studio were built in 1939 by Dixon and his wife Edith Hamlin. Today, the Maynard Dixon home and studio serves as a museum and cultural center, and is open to the public for tours and events. This is a living history museum and not a fine art museum. Although there are several examples of Maynard Dixon artwork throughout the buildings, they are reproductions. The current market for paintings by artist Maynard Dixon causes them to be very rare.
Visit the home that Dixon and his wife Edith built, walk the mountain trails where Dixon spent quiet, reflective moments, and experience beautiful views that are called “Maynard Dixon Country.”
All tours begin at the Thunderbird Foundation Gallery and headquarters, located at 2200 South State Street in Mount Carmel. Please check in at the gallery before proceeding to the historical property to the south.
Docent Guided Property Tours
Available by appointment only, March through November (weather permitting). Please call the Foundation at 435 648-2653 to make an appointment.
Self-Guided Property Tours
March through November (weather permitting)