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Dixon Gallery & Gardens

4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
901 761 5250
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Ranked #13 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Toronto, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Dixon has a nice collection of Impressionist art, along with a small, but interesting display of pewter. The house itself is a refreshing change from a standard art museum. The gardens were nice, but as we are not that interested in horticulture, we didn't spend much time in them. We visited on a warm day and were happy that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed the gallery. They had just opened an exhibit on African American religious art which was very interesting. We loved the permanent exhibit of the impressionist paintings. The gardens were peaceful and well tended. There was very little color since it was in October but I'm sure it is gorgeous in the spring. I still enjoyed walking the... More

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I arrived at the Dixon about 45 minutes before closing, but the place looked so inviting—and my affiliation with the National Reciprocal Museums got me in for free—so I had to check it out. I was one of just a handful of people on the property, and I enjoyed my stroll through the galleries and the gardens. Next time I’m... More

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a very nice stop and is conveniently located right across the street from the Memphis Botanic Garden, making this a good two-attraction investment of time. It was simply too hot to see the gardens. That will have to wait until the next visit.

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