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Knoxville Museum of Art

1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
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Ranked #12 of 51 Attractions in Knoxville
Type: Art Museums
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Evanston, Il
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We came mainly to see the nice collection of work from Tennessee artists spanning over 100 years. Very well done. Even recognized a few artist names from other museums across the country. This museum also has about the 3rd largest collection of Thorne Miniature Rooms in the country. I didn't actually realize that they were in other places than the... More

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Painted Post, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

didn't get to see it as it closes at 4 pm, disappointing when you are on vacation looking for some culture, we went to the visitors center first who said check out the museum, bummer

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Milton, Georgia
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215 attraction reviews
631 helpful votes 631 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
63 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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