Memphis, Tennessee: Art Tigers

Tigers painted with Elvis, ancient Egyptians, and more are scattered around the University of Memphis and the city, survivors from a 2012 civic art project.
Address:
3785 Norriswood Ave., Memphis, TN
Directions:
The university is on the east side of the city and is mostly within these four major streets: Central Ave. to the north, Zach H. Curlin St. to the east, Southern Ave. to the south, and S. Highland St. to the west. The library is at the intersection of Zach H. Curlin St. and Norriswood Ave.
Admission:
Free
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Art Tigers

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Tiger statues.

Art Tigers

To celebrate the centennial year of the University of Memphis in 2012, 100 fiberglass tigers were painted in various colors and designs and placed throughout the city.

Some can still be found scattered around town, but the largest concentration of them is on the U of M campus. They are in various locations on campus, but a good place to start is at the McWherter Library, which has eight on its east side and one on the west side. Each tiger is painted to represent an event that occurred in a particular year of the university's history.

[signmanjoe, 06/28/2015]

Nearby Offbeat Places

25-Foot-Tall Statue of Ramesses II25-Foot-Tall Statue of Ramesses II, Memphis, TN - < 1 mi.
Pink Palace - Piggly Wiggly ReplicaPink Palace - Piggly Wiggly Replica, Memphis, TN - 1 mi.
Elvis's First Home In MemphisElvis's First Home In Memphis, Memphis, TN - 1 mi.
In the region:
Bronze Johnny Cash: First Performance, Memphis, TN - 3 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

October 17, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Tennessee Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Mothman Museum, Point Pleasant, West Virginia (Oct 14-20, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now