Beautiful museum! We enjoyed a show of a local artist and also a local high school show which was great! The gift shop included hand made art by local artists too!
We paid the entrance fee of $8 and were very disappointed, Art Gallery it is but Museum it is NOT. One room with the exhibition on the Grandfather Homes, and the rest was Art. Think perhaps the word Museum means something different in U.S.A.
We only went here because it was a free special our hotel threw in. They had a special exhibit of musical instruments which was cool. But with. 1, 3, and 8 yr old, it was hard to enjoy. The rest was all paintings.
I attended a recent exhibit at this wonderful museum. There were three shows of women artists, Massachusetts subjects, and Americans in Paris, including a drawing by John Singer Sargent. It was just enough culture for a diversion from a mountain vacation. It was not crowded. They have a docent who gives a guided tour or you can wander around yourself.... More
We enjoyed the paintings as well as the musical instruments that were on display. The highlight was next door where there was an artist in residence who was very willing to talk about how he learned to paint, how he goes about the process, and even told us the stories behind many of his paintings that were on display. Well... More
Bumped into this place, as the rest of my party was visiting many of the small shops along the main street. I found the museum to be very well laid out, and the staff went out of their way to introduce themselves and point me in the right direction throughout my visit. A hidden gem that is well worth the... More
Many beautiful things in a smaller setting. Very well maintained with a friendly staff. One corny video that attempted to provide local color. Otherwise, elegant and well done.
Surprisingly nice museum for such a small town. Very friendly folks. Excellent art displays and historical items.
Loved Bob Timberlake's extensive collection on display. It dates to his childhood when his interest in painting started. Has some of his first tools of the trade and pictures. Love seeing the crayons and table where he worked as a child. Also, shows beautiful work he has done thru the years. Very worth going to see. Could spend a whole... More
Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you enjoyed the Timberlake exhibit and hope you return to visit as we change exhibitions every few months. Thanks again! More
This a beautiful place for pitures and for the history/legend. I t is awesome to visit Blowing Rock winter, spring, summer or fall. Always grab a bag of pop corn and it will hit you in the face.
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