Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis

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The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is an art museum within 17 acres of gardens, established in 1976, and located at 4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

The museum focuses on French and American impressionism and features works by Monet, Degas, and Renoir, Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, Marc Chagall, Honoré Daumier, Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Berthe Morisot, Edvard Munch, Auguste Rodin, and Alfred Sisley, as well as an extensive collection of works by French Impressionist artist Jean-Louis Forain. The museum also houses the Stout Collection of 18th-century German porcelain. With nearly 600 pieces of tableware and figures, it is one of the finest such collections in the United States.

The Dixon also features a comprehensive schedule of original and traveling exhibitions of fine art and horticulture.

The museum sits within four principal outdoor sculpture gardens with Greco-Roman sculpture. Its site was acquired by the Dixons in 1939, and landscaped in the English Garden style with open vistas adjacent to smaller, intimate formal spaces. The major areas within the gardens are the Cutting Garden, Formal Garden, South Lawn, and Woodland Gardens.

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  • We came to the Dixon to see the collection of Impressionist paintings. Unfortunately with the two modern exhibits taking up the gallery space, they were out on loan for the next few months....The...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • The gardens are very peaceful, and we wandered for a while before going inside. The collections there are small but beautiful, with very many famous painters and interesting art pieces. The temporary exhibit on display during our visit was on perfume, and was a very interesting plunge into this facet of history and art. My visit in the spring caught blooming gardens and trees. I enjoyed the setting as I hadn't on a previous visit in the winter. I was there for the State of the Art exhibit and enjoyed the found art theme. The shop is small and carried a nice array of interesting gifts. So much to see!
  • We visited the Dixon to see the special Paxton exhibit. However, while traveling with a toddler our time (at least my time as the mom) was very limited. One of the security guards suggested we (my 20 month son and I) check out the new children's interactive area that had just opened about two weeks ago. My son loved coloring and playing with the little toys in the children's room. We had the opportunity to speak with one of the art teachers (believe his name was JT) and he was so kind, friendly and informative. If we lived in Memphis we would certainly plan to take advantage of all the art classes for kids! I loved hearing the history and vision of the children's room and hope the children around Memphis enjoy it for years to come!

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