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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

A fine arts museum and public gardens providing meaningful cultural experiences

three stars

84.04

4339 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38117
tel: (901) 761-5250   Web Site
EIN: 62-0943809

Board Leadership
Barbara Williamson
Chair

CEO
Kevin Sharp
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.04 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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, is designated as a Level IV Arboretum, and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and Botanical Gardens Conservation International. Free admission is provided to all visitors on Saturday mornings until noon.

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, is designated as a Level IV Arboretum, and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and Botanical Gardens Conservation International. Free admission is provided to all visitors on Saturday mornings until noon.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dixon Gallery and Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dixon Gallery and Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens (TN) 84.04 three stars
Taubman Museum of Art (VA) 88.16 three stars
Reynolda House Museum of American Art (NC) 89.12 three stars
The Barnes Foundation (PA) 89.61 three stars
Yellowstone Art Museum (MT) 86.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,682,558
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $572,053
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $984,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,238,611
   Program Service Revenue $174,795
Total Primary Revenue $5,413,406
   Other Revenue $199,304
TOTAL REVENUE $5,612,710
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,562,421
   Administrative Expenses $565,583
   Fundraising Expenses $109,634
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,237,638
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $375,072
   
Net Assets $5,380,828

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Operate and Maintain an Art Gallery $4,562,421 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 84.04 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.42 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 82.92 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.06 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 79.42 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.26 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 83.60 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 84.09 three stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 83.80 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 62-0943809
Name in IRS Master File DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$228,546 4.36% Kevin Sharp Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens (TN) 84.04 three stars
Hammer Museum (CA) 96.62 four stars
Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA) 92.24 four stars
The Mint Museums (NC) 91.95 four stars
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (FL) 85.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
tel: (901) 761-5250
EIN: 62-0943809

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Board Leadership

Barbara Williamson
Chair

CEO

Kevin Sharp
Director

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