If you haven’t been to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens lately, you’re totally missing out. Enjoy great works of art, lush gardens, educational programs, family workshops, and festive special events year-round. The gallery features the Mid-South’s largest collection of impressionist paintings and decorative art, as well as rotating special exhibits

Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture. The Dixon features a permanent collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain.

The museum organizes and presents eight to ten exhibitions every year, the diversity of which appeals to visitors of all ages. The Dixon’s seventeen acre campus is highly regarded public garden that includes formal spaces, woodland tracts, and cutting gardens. The museum sits within four principal outdoor sculpture gardens with Greco-Roman sculpture. Its site was 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.

The Dixon Education Department strives to reach diverse audiences and provide an environment that applauds personal interpretation and advances creative thought. The Education Department promotes interest in the arts and horticulture through specific programming for children, adults, and outreach groups. Some of the Dixon's programs include our children’s program Mini Masters, the adult lecture series Munch and Learn and our school outreach program Art to Grow. 


  • Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Third Thursdays: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1 - 5 pm
  • Museum & Gardens Closed Mondays
  • Business Office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

​​Special Admission Hours

  • Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm: Pay-What-You-Wish
  • Saturday: 10 am - noon: Free, museum and gardens


Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
Call (901) 761-5250 or visit the website for additional information. 

By and photo credit: dixon.org