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The Pink Palace Museum
The Pink Palace Museum (Courtesy of Dianna Taylor Crumpler)

The artistic side of Memphis is highlighted in these museums and galleries:

Pink Palace circus exhibit The Pink Palace Museum was originally designed in the early 1920's to be the dream home of Clarence Saunders, the Piggly Wiggly grocery store founder.  He went bankrupt before it could be completed and gave it to the city.  In addition to their permanent and touring exhibits, there's also a planetarium.
Brooks Museum of Art Brooks Museum of Art - Housed in part in the original Beaux-arts style building, a registered U.S. National Landmark, the Brooks is the oldest (1916) and largest fine arts museum in the state.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens The Dixon Gallery and Gardens specializes in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and decorative arts.  The 17-acre wooded site features sculpture and different types of gardens: formal, cutting, and woodland.
Metal Flower The National Ornamental Metal Museum is the only institution in the Americas devoted exclusively to the exhibition and preservation of fine metalwork.  Their changing exhibits range from contemporary jewelry and sculpture to medieval armor and 3rd century swords.
Jay Etkin Gallery The Jay Etkin Gallery in the South Main district, features local, regional,and national collections from renowned artists in a Soho-style arena.
Jack Robinson Gallery The Jack Robinson Archive and Gallery houses the stunning black and white photographs that he took in the 60's and 70's as a freelance photographer for Vogue.  When he died in Memphis in l997, he left behind 150,000 images including many celebrites like Andy Warhol, Elton John, and Warren Beatty.  In the South Main district.