Our permanent collection is traveling right now! Please help us welcome it back when it returns in September.
The permanent collection started as Hugo and Margaret Dixon's collection of twenty six paintings. 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.