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Knoxville Museum of Art

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Address: 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
Phone Number: 865-525-6101
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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wasn't on my list but don't miss this

I was on my way to the sunsphere and saw the museum on my walk. Free admission, I thought sure I'll check it out. And impressed I was. It started with my introduction to Ken (I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The KMA has a lot to offer the admission is free and has a kid corner to burn time. While we was there I guess the security people was following us around like we was gonna steal some art. Mean while some big guy (very smelly) asked to look in my bags I ask for what he really couldn't say... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was on my way to the sunsphere and saw the museum on my walk. Free admission, I thought sure I'll check it out. And impressed I was. It started with my introduction to Ken (I believe) at the front counter and he was a joy to speak with. We both decided that the mold up front of women's clothing... More 

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chicago, ill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Beautiful building, three floors but very little art. Some huge pieces dominate one room. They do have Thorne Miniatures which are lovely but can easily be missed behind a glass door. The lighting is terrible and the poor miniatures are hard to see. While they have a small collection it was worth the stop. No admission charged.

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Considering that Knoxville is a city of fewer than 200,000 people, the city's art culture is to be commended, especially their art museum. It was well worth visiting. Expect to spend an hour or two there when you go.

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Catlettsburg, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

In town and convenient . Loved the small dollhouse collection of figurines. The 3 dimensional art work was very nice. The man at the welcome desk was very informative and nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I like that Knoxville Museum of Art has something for everyone. The facility includes many local artist from all walks of life as well as from those afar. I enjoyed viewing the many various styles of art at Knoxville Museum. It for sure helped to open up the creative part of my brain + for that I'm most grateful. I... More 

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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The museum had great exhibits while we were there. We were most impressed with the staff. We have a family of teenagers that don't exactly love art, but the workers were excited about the art. They were respectful about the noise level, but they kept it from being awkwardly quiet. They also have a gardens area and another area with... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great museum! In the center of everything and it's not so big that it can't be done easily without rushing. The gift shop is also delightful. I was not expecting this gem of a museum in the middle of downtown Knoxville and was so pleasantly surprised! Recommend wholeheartedly!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This museum has a fantastic permenant collection and nthe new addition of the substantial Richard Jolley installation makes it a "must do" stop whether you are a local or passing through! Don't miss it, it is sure to attract artists and art lovers from all over the world!

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Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited on a Sunday afternoon, admission was free and we got in on a guided tour. The staff is very friendly and we saw several artists works. We would definitely revisit this museum.

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