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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 - 5:00 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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A calming and pleasant visit.

I love the architecture of the building and the grounds. There is always a featured exhibit plus the regular. If you are lucky you will hit a musical presentation as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You cannot beat university towns for charm, this site is so lovely and the architecture is very modern and handsome, there is a wonderful hotel just across the bridge and a fabulous shopping pedestrian street an easy walk, just look for the sun sphere and enjoy the lovely museum, great shop, too.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You can't beat the price and the KMA, although small, hosts a variety of interesting exhibits throughout the year.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

let me start by saying asking me to review a art museum is like asking me to do surgery,good luck,but,as a novice here it goes.the parking lot was big and free,the building was nice,clean and free to get in,workers all friendly and seemed happy to be there.most of the art was well done and interesting but it was really sparse... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love the architecture of the building and the grounds. There is always a featured exhibit plus the regular. If you are lucky you will hit a musical presentation as well. The children will love the gallery especially for them. The gift shop is a jewel. Include the KMA for your visit to Knoxville. I always find it calming and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours to beat the heat or to meet friends. The museum has a captivating collection of glass works, both large and small, nine of the rare Thorne Miniatures rooms and the wonderful (even if controversial) History of Tennessee painting. The gift shop is well worth a stop since it features... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Knoxville Museum of Art

Address: Address: 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
Phone Number: 865-525-6101
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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