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Knoxville Museum of Art

1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
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Ranked #11 of 50 attractions in Knoxville
Type: Art Museums
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Milton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Things which you may find helpful: 1) There is free parking nearby that is a short walk; 2) Museum is free; 3) The world's fair grounds are behind the museum and worth seeing too. There were a lot of photos by Danny Lyon, mostly from 1967, that were interesting and mostly local, and the exhibit runs through Nov 9th, 2014.... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love art. Love it, love it, love it. I was with my family and some friends at a nearby playground when my son said he needed to use the bathroom, our friend (a local) told us the nearest bathrooms were at the museum across the street. While he was in the bathroom I picked up the museum brochure/floor plan... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The museum had all mediums on display- oils, metals, silicone etc. The ground floor has a hospice quilt room that was especially touching. Got a little teary eyed when I realized that it was memorial blankets. The rest of the museum was standard museum items. I'm not into really abstract art but it was all beautiful in strange and different... More

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Big bay mi
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The modern building has recently been refreshed inside & out with the addition of the new North Garden & the gigantic & spectacular Richard Jolly Glass Exhibit. The Museum has a good flow of interesting temporary exhibits as well as a continual reworking of its growing collection. Sign up for information on their schedule of popular events. AND ITS ALL... More

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177 reviews 177 reviews
57 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The museum provides a diversity of exhibits, and there was interesting art to be found in each one. it was nice to see area art included.

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great Place to go & see some Cool Stuff & IT'S FREE! We will go back because some of the ART changes while other parts stay. It's not just boring paintings. They have some really COOL stuff but they also have some of the boring paintings if you are in to it. Over all the place is kid friendly but... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The museum is small but has a wide variety of art on display. The miniature rooms were delightful and we enjoyed the art glass display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I always enjoy the Thorne Room. Have taken my nieces there and they always enjoy the exhibits and find the miniatures very exciting. They want to make miniatures too. This museum is the perfect size to enjoy with all ages and not wear yourself out trying to see everything. Closed on Mondays.

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New Jersey
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84 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely and varied art. My favorite thing were the dollhouse miniatures on the first floor, the Thorne Collection. Lots of space for kids!

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Vandalia, Ohio
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22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was a wonderful museum to visit. I would recommend it for all ages. There are a total of three floors but the lower level appears to be mainly used for classes, etc. There is a good variety of items and some very unique pieces. The staff was helpful. There is no admission fee.

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