Museum & Gardens Closed Mondays
Third Thursdays of each month: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 4 pm: Pay-What-You-Can
Saturday: 10 am - noon: FREE
Dixon members admitted FREE at all times.
Seniors ages 65 and over: $5
Students ages 18 and older with ID: $5
Children ages 7 - 17: $3
Children ages 6 and under: FREE
Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. : Pay-What-You-Can (As a service to the community the Dixon has instituted Pay-What-You-Can-Tuesdays.)
Saturdays 10 a.m. - noon: FREE
Groups of 10 or more: $5 each
School groups with advance registration: FREE
- Contact Tanya Dumas or call (901) 761-5250 to schedule a school or group tour
- Contact Margarita Sandino or call (901) 761-5250 to schedule an Interactive Tour - Dixon Discoveries
About the Dixon
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 17 acre campus is highly regarded public garden that includes formal spaces, woodland tracts, and cutting gardens. The Dixon is accredited by the American Association Museums and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and Botanical Gardens Conservation International.
Although a public institution, the museum receives no city, state or federal funding; it is funded by the Hugo Dixon Foundation, individual, and corporate contributions.
The mission of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is to preserve, display and interpret art and horticulture.
The vision of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens is to create intellectually and sensually rich experiences for the widest possible audiences through the display and interpretation of its cultural and living collections, through meaningful exhibitions and education programming, through the stimulation of beautiful galleries and gardens, and by cultivating strong interconnections between art, nature, and learning.
The mission of the Dixon Gardens to is aspire to horticultural excellence and to elevate horticultural standards in the Mid-South through outreach and educational programs.
The Dixon's gardens were carefully carved out of native Tennessee woodlands, with consideration given to the fine old trees, vistas, arrangement and sequence of garden space. Reflecting Mr. Dixon's English heritage, the gardens were landscaped in the manner of an English park with open vistas adjacent to smaller, intimate formal spaces.
Explore our gardens through the links to your left and learn more about our upcoming horticulture events and programs below.
The permanent collection started as Hugo and Margaret Dixon's collection of twenty six paitnings. This initial Dixon bequest included works by French Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, an American Impressionist, as well as 18th and 19th century British portraits and landscapes. Over the years, and through generous gifts, bequests, and museum purchases, the Dixon’s collection has grown to over 2000 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and decorative arts objects. With the addition of the Warda Stevens Stout Collection of eighteenth-century German Porcelain, the Adler Pewter Collection, the Armand Hammer Collection of Daumier Prints, the Noufflard Collection, the Forain Acquisition, the Ritchie Collection, and the Millennium Gift of Sara Lee Corporation, the Dixon's permanent collection has expanded to include American art and a world-class collection of decorative art.
The Dixon's seventeen acres of formal and informal gardens are a certified arboretum and offer visitors a rich living collection of plants and horticulture.
Bijoux parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Sunday, July 21, 2013
Pam Cobb: River Visions
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - Sunday, July 07, 2013