Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Dixon Gallery & Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Art museum specializing in impressionist and post-impressionist painting, featuring work by Matisse, Renoir, Gaugin, Cassat and Turner.
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Noel78
Tennessee567 contributions
Jun 2022
I recently paid my first visit to the Dixon. Their website truly undersells the place. I was not expecting such lovely gardens and grounds, and I certainly was not expecting the high level of art in the collection and in the temporary exhibitions. Right now there is free admission for everyone.

It's an absolutely lovely place to spend time outdoors (go early) and to let your eyes look at some original art. The building was once the Dixons' residence. Their in-house cafe, Park + Cherry, had a delicious menu and a pleasant area to enjoy one's lunch. Food is served with china, glassware and metal utensils. No plastics at the Dixon. Halleluiah. I recommend the watermelon gazpacho, if you are there in the summer.

I would give this an A+ rating and recommend a visit.
Written June 26, 2022
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI743 contributions
Oct 2022
Our first visit to the Dixon! I had learned about this museum through a friend who told me about their French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism collection. So when we happened to be passing through Memphis for the first time in years with limited time to see sites, the Dixon was a must-visit stop. It was a sunny Friday afternoon in early October when we stopped by to see the Dixon collection displayed within the Dixon house turned museum. And it was worth the visit! Monet, Degas, Renoir, Seurat, Cezanne, Matisse, plus works by American artists John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, among others. Even saw some beautiful works by artists new to me. All set in the simple Dixon home. Totally enjoyed the special exhibition Meet the Dixons as well as the Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960 exhibit. Very interesting and very well done!! We checked out the gardens but it was late in the season so not much to see other than their Fall/Halloween decor which was very pretty!
Written January 2, 2023
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Pittcrew
Germantown, TN285 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
A lifelong Memphian yet I had never visited the Dixon Gallery and Gardens prior to this past weekend. I have driven by the treelined entrance many times and always said I would like to go, I'm very glad that I finally did! The gardens and grounds around the gallery are incredible, its springtime so everything is in bloom. It was a true explosion of color, very well maintained and operated. The gardens alone are worth the trip. The gallery is set in a mansion and contain many priceless pieces, I honestly didn't know that we could visit a museum with Rodin, Monet etc without having to travel a great distance. We will be back.
Written April 16, 2015
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Obb1664
Austin, TX25 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The gardens alone are worth the visit. But the art puts this way over the top. I went for the permanent collection, which boasts some of the finest impressionist and post-impressionist holdings outside of Europe. It did not disappoint. I found myself face to face with over 30 exquisite works by Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, Degas, Pisarro, Seurat and many others. These are marvelously displayed in a former private home, placed on the walls of beautifully furnished rooms with NO velvet ropes, screaming kids, or glass or plexi protections. Quality lighting and presentation add to an experience that I enjoyed most of the time with Nobody else in the room!!! If thats not enough, the price of entry? free! ( sat am). I have lived in NYC and Paris and must tell you-if you are an art lover , this Memphis jewel is a must see!
Written July 10, 2019
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Candace J
Memphis, TN109 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
The gardens and grounds are gorgeous no matter what time of year. Go to an outside special event if you can. The museum
has a nice permanent collection and their changing exhibits are include internationally important and regional art.
Written April 15, 2015
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KansasGirl78
Kansas11 contributions
The Dixon was one of the best parts of my recent trip to Memphis. We traveled during the first week of May and found the gardens to be lush green and vibrant. There is a nice walking trail where visitors can embrace nature and enjoy various sculptures throughout the garden grounds. The art museum was also quite enjoyable with a variety of pieces from impressionist paintings to modern art, to fine china and antique pewter. The gift shop is wonderful with a wide variety of items. It took us about two hours to walk through the museum and the garden, but it is totally self-paced. Also, a bonus if you arrive before noon, admission to both the museum and the garden is free of charge.
Written May 7, 2008
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ivang1950
Yeovil, UK283 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We went hoping to see some impressionist art and once we paid our entry fee, we discovered that most of the exhibits were unavailable since the rooms were being remodelled. It would have been appreciated had we been informed by the cashier. A waste of money and detour.
Written November 6, 2018
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AnnaAZ
Phoenix, AZ213 contributions
I was enjoying an afternoon in Memphis after a zoo visit and decided to explore the Dixon based upon earlier reviews. I truly enjoyed the walk around the grounds as it allowed for peaceful reflection and a break away during vacation.

Coming from Phoenix I enjoy the beauty of the desert however the strolling paths along the very well planned and maintained Dixon was soothing to the spirit. The informative staff within the gallery was very helpful in providing an overview and offer additional information on the permanent collection as well as the George Bougher exhibition, a local artist fro whom I grew immediate appreciation.

Beautiful way to spend an afternoon.
Written October 12, 2010
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GardenBlondie
Tennessee1 contribution
I recently toured the Dixon Gallery and Gardens and was delighted with my experience. The gardens were absolutely astounding and I understand that they are pristine at all times of the year. My surprise was the tour of the galleries where I found several exceptional exhibitions, knowledgeable and welcoming staff and a Museum Store filled with lovely gift items and a vast display of jewelry. I will definitely return and recommend the Dixon to all of my friends. Anyone who hasn't toured the Dixon in recent months should treat themselves to a day of enrichment and garden splendor.
Written April 29, 2009
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realst8ace
Sugar Land, TX969 contributions
Nov 2019
Since we were there in the late fall we couldn't get the full benefit of the grounds, which although nicely manicured had turned brown due to the weather. The galleries, one of which was the main floor of the former Dixon residence were nice and had excellent exhibits. We got to see the Friedel Dzubas exhibit which is there through January 5th, They offer senior and AAA discounts.
Written November 26, 2019
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