The arts in Memphis are thriving, and it’s up to us to support them! Whether you love galleries or museums, gardens or shops, there are plenty of ways to get artsy in the 901. Check out our list of the best art galleries and museums in Memphis.
The Best Art Galleries and Museums in Memphis
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4339 Park Ave., Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 761-5250
Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its 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.
50 Cherry Rd., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 636-4100
Nestled in the heart of East Memphis, the Memphis Botanic Garden consists of 96 acres with 31 specialty gardens.The Memphis Botanic Garden invites everyone to join them for a year-round schedule of special events and programs, including numerous art exhibits.
1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 544-6200
Founded in 1916 and located in historic Overton Park, the Brooks is home to Tennessee’s oldest and largest major collection of world art. Visitors can experience special traveling exhibitions and highlights from over 10,000 works from the permanent collection, which includes painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, textile arts and more.
125 East G.E. Patterson, Suite 103, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 409-7870
Sue Layman Designs is home to one-of-a-kind paintings by local artist Sue Layman Lightman. Her beautiful pieces of art combine vibrant colors and bold shapes into contemporary designs that brighten up any space whether home or business. Each painting tells a unique story to elicit ideas of harmony, rhythm and adventure, serving as a centerpiece of colorful elegance and initiating creativity in all who engage her work. Located in the South Main Historic Arts District, the gallery displays Sue’s pieces, available in a variety of sizes and prices.
2571 Broad Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 • (901) 323-2787
Prized as a one-stop-shop for great gifts, T Clifton is also a trusted source for original art. Exhibiting artworks by more than 40 artists (local and national), T Clifton features contemporary paintings, art glass, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry. T Clifton is an active part of the Broad Avenue Arts scene, regularly hosts shows and provides an inviting and colorful atmosphere to shop.
2169 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38104; 2215 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38104; 741 S. Cox St., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 276-3808
Palladio Home and Garden is known across the South as a premier shopping location for the decorative arts. The combination of the three showrooms, warehouse, pavilion, several courtyards and a café make Palladio a fully immersive experience for those pursuing their decorative goals. From fine antiques to current trends in boutique brands, Palladio Home and Garden is a spot in which you can spend several hours wandering and browsing their extensive selection.
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