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Dixon Gallery & Gardens

4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
901 761 5250
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Ranked #15 of 86 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Art museum specializing in impressionist and post-impressionist painting, featuring work by Matisse, Renoir, Gaugin, Cassat and Turner.
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Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place especially for a wedding, luncheon or tea. I enjoyed the garden, the art work and the free art studio on Saturday mornings for children. My Nephew had a blast.

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Hernando, Mississippi, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We actually looked at getting married at this venue. The staff are very helpful and super nice! The Gardens are beautiful and the atmosphere is so relaxing and romantic.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The gardens are fun, but it's pretty hot in the middle of the summer. In the spring, the azaleas are gorgeous! And the art, with my favorite being the impressionists, is a real delight.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Dixon, which partners with several hundred American museums, has a beautiful park and a charming structure. The collection, as one might expect at a mid-size city, won't bowl you over, but you do get a chance to explore a few works of art, meet a few pieces by famous painters and enjoy special exhibits that take you to unexpected... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This past Friday I attended an exhibit "Connecting the Worldl" celebrating the 100th annniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. A documentary film of the actual building of the canal with all of its many triumphs and setbacks was shown which I found very informative. The art of Jonas Lie and Joseph Pennell and Alson Skinner Clark offered unique... More

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Panama City, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
52 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We came late in the day, because we saw an ad that said the Gallery had several Impressionist Masters on display (Renoir, Monet, etc). We only had about 45 minutes to see it, and that turned out to be more time than we needed. Luckily, the cost was only $7, so we felt it worth the money. The Gallery has... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I really enjoyed the setting of this small regional museum. The galleries and the grounds were lovely. It was nice to see a small private collection of impressionist art that I had not seen before. They also had two really interesting additional exhibits: porcelain and the modern furniture movement called "Memphis" by Ettore Sottsass. This was one of my favorite... More

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Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The outside grounds are secluded and we'll kept, they do make you feel like you are in an oasis in the city. However, the inside gallery is not kid friendly for young children. I would not recommend taking children there. For a better garden experience with small children I would suggest going across the street to the Memphis botanical gardens.

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We took a day off from the music festival and came to the Dixon. Lovely building with a nice impressionist collection. Strolled through a part of the garden, pretty plantings with sculpture mixed in. Worth a stop.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable visit at this informative museum. We were enticed to go since it is affiliated with the Smithsonian and we weren't disappointed. The displays were informative and well identified and the audio self guide provided enough informative to put the music into an historical context of the south.

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