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Dixon Gallery & Gardens

4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
901 761 5250
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Ranked #16 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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Panama City, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
52 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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21 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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5 attraction reviews
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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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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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New York
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13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The gardens and art collections at Dixon are some of the best memphis has to offer. Generally better than Brooks but of course that depends on the exhibit. well worth the suggested donation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I took my 86 y/o mother to the gardens and gallery on 4-6-14. The daffodils, hyacinths and tulips in the gardens are gorgeous this time of year. The gallery had exhibits of a flowers-as-art competition and a horticulture competition. BONUS: The first weekend of each month entry is free to Bank of America account holders who present their debit/credit card... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The gardens are gorgeous and the collection impressive. We visited during the American Photography exhibit and loved it.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The gardens were absolutely lovely! The different art exhibits were very impressive, too. I especially liked the local artist exhibit. I visited with my 12 year old daughter who loved the gallery just as much as I did. She asked if we could go again. I definitely plan to return later on in the Spring after the flowers have bloomed.... More

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Augusta, GA
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189 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you love impressionist art like I do, you will love this museum. However, many of the impressionist paintings are not on display currently because there is a photography exhibit, so they had to take down the impressionists to make room. Loved what I saw nevertheless. The time of year we visited was not great to tour the gardens, so... More

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