Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Welcome to Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the Memphis fine art museum surrounded 17 acres of lush botanical gardens. This museum was first established in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon. The collection first began with 26 paintings but has today grown into an impressive collection of over 2,000 objects total.
During your visit to the gallery and gardens, your group will be able to view several pieces of impressionist art, including mostly French and American paintings as well as an impressive collection of German and English Porcelain. The museum puts together 8-10 exhibits per year in addition to their permanent collection. You will see works by Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Within the gardens, you will see sculptures such as Augusta Savage’s Gamin (ca. 1930), Paul Gasq’s Blacksmith (ca. 1900), and Jun Kaneko's Untitled (2005-2007).
There are several different touring opportunities at Dixon Gallery and Gardens, with inside options including Permanent Collection Tours, Temporary Exhibit Tours, and specific Gallery Tours. Outdoors within the gardens, you have even more options, such as the Cutting Garden Tour, Arboretum Tour, Woodland Gardens Tour, Formal Gardens Tour, and popular Southern Porch and Lawn Tour.
Before you leave stop by the onsite cafe, Park + Cherry for a quick snack or lunch. The cafe is run by Chef Phillip Dewayne and features fresh salads, soups, bowls, sandwiches, paninis, and hot and cold beverages.