The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

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4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN, USA - 901-761-5250

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Memphis Reviews

mccmr89 mccmr89
2 reviews
Excellent gallery tucked away off Park Ave May 10, 2015
The Dixon Gallery doesn't get a lot of love from those outside the Memphis area. However, this underappreciated art destination is definitely a top 10 stop on your visit to Memphis. I personally have only visited the gallery and not the gardens. The collections and exhibitions are surprisingly excellent and high-profile. I particularly enjoyed their impressionism exhibit a couple of years ago. Whatever they choose to display, though, seems to be picked very carefully as to show the best examples available of that particular art style.

It makes a for a great laid-back afternoon especially on a hot summer day!
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esterrene esterrene
189 reviews
I love the Dixon! Jul 10, 2008
I love the Dixon Gallery and Gardens! the house is gorgeous and all the hard work put into keeping the garden looking great really shows!

The Dixon is home to an impressive collection of impressionist art, Landscapes, american artists, porcelain, decorative arts and an interesting pewter collection all within a well kept mansion. During my years living in memphis I made several trips to the Dixon to enjoy not only the permanent collection but to explore the often unique and stimulating temporary exhibit. One of my favorite past shows temporarily hosted by the Dixon was an extensive collection of art by the late great Dr. Seuss!!!!!! It was amazing as is every show i have seen at the Dixon.

In addition to the lovely art collection the surrounding area is filled with a beautiful collection of plants. some that are easily recognizable and some that are new and refreshing to the eye.

They also have an interesting gift shop, but the items don't seem to relate to the permanent collection as much as they use too. There are several cases filled with beautiful jewelry, kid friendly books on gardening and art, a few books relating to the artists featured in the Dixon's collection and to the beauty of gardens, and of course charming little knick knacks..

Admission fees are as follows:

Adults: $7

Senior Citizens and students with ID: $5

Children 7-17: $3

children under the age of 7 get in for free and group discounts are also.

Admission is free if you arrive on Saturday between the hours of 10-noon

more information about the Dixon can be found from their web site:

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pudwell pudwell
18 reviews
Art and Gardens Jul 07, 2008
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a art gallery within about 17 acres of gardens. The Gallery consists of two main parts the Residence, and the Galleries. The residence was home to Hugo and Margaret Dixon and part that is open to the public is still much the way it was when they lived there. It houses parts of the permanent collection from their days. The Gallery hosts the porcelain and pewter collections and plays host to the visiting exhibits. During the year there are generally 3 or 4 shows. The art gallery specializes in impressionist works but the visiting exhibits vary a lot. A couple years back the had a exhibit featuring duck decoys and related art, it was pretty awesome.

The Gardens as I mentioned above covers the balance of the ground. It includes a Cutting Garden, Woodland Gardens, Formal Gardens, and a Moss Garden. The Plant material is mostly natives of the MidSouth region, accented with boxwoods, azaleas, and English ivy. The Garden is truly an oasis within the city of Memphis. The grounds is situated such that very little traffic noise penetrates the depths of the gardens. At the center of the property is a Great Lawn where they occationally hold concerts.

The Dixon is closed on Mondays, and Sunday mornings but open the rest of the week. It is a great place to visit, it has been a part of memphis for over 30 years.
The Conservatory
Part of the Formal Gardens

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