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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.

Best Art Galleries and Museums in Memphis

Here at StyleBlueprint, we make sure to partner with the best businesses and showcase them in our SB Guide. Below is a list, from our SB Guide, of the best art galleries and museums in Memphis.

Best Art Galleries in Memphis
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Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Neighborhood: East Memphis (Park Avenue)

Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden founded 45 years ago by Hugo and Margaret Dixon. 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. Immerse yourself in their expansive campus, including their public garden.

Best Art Museums in Memphis - Dixon Gallery and Garden

Dixon Gallery and Garden boasts 17 acres of public garden that includes formal spaces, woodland tracts and cutting gardens.

Memphis Botanic Garden

Neighborhood: East Memphis (Cherry Road)

The Memphis Botanic Garden invites everyone to join them for a year-round schedule of special events and programs, including numerous art exhibits. This family-friendly area boasts 96 acres of garden spaces, 31 specialty gardens and multiple indoor event spaces, both large and small. There is something for everyone to enjoy at throughout this expansive garden.

Best Art Museums in Memphis - Memphis Botanic Garden

Nestled in the heart of East Memphis, the Memphis Botanic Garden consists of 96 acres with 31 specialty gardens.


Other art galleries around town: 

Art Museum of University of Memphis

AMUM brings innovative contemporary projects to the city of Memphis. With artists from the Mid-South, New York, Chicago, Germany and more, they have site-based installations that include student and community participation.

The Belz Museum

Located off Peabody Place in Downtown Memphis, The Belz Museum hosts over 200 works of art created by contemporary Jewish artists working and living in Israel today.

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum 

The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition is exactly how it sounds: Birth of rock and soul music. It tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.

Stax Museum 

The Stax Museum pays special tribute to artists who recorded there, as well as other American soul legends with things like stage costumes, musical instruments, films, recording equipment and more.

Whether you have lived in Memphis your entire life or you are just stopping through for a couple of days, the SB Guide is full of things that you don’t want to miss — local businesses, local events, top restaurants and more!

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