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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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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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Great museum

Very good art museum. Always have nice pieces on display. The staff is also very nice. Lots to see and share with family/friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Kelly B
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When my family comes to Knoxville, I take my host responsibilities seriously. I try to mix in food from unique local places, one or two 'touristy' attractions and culture. The KMA is free (always a plus) interesting enough to spend some time in the collection but still small enough you don't walk your mother to death. (The miniatures were her... More 

Thank Bethany M
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is located close to the World's Fair. Beautiful area and the there was an exhibit where there was an Adam and Eve were created out of cast iron and glass beads net that were hang from the ceiling when we went. I was really blown away on how intricate the artist had to be to create such an art... More 

Thank TravelsSwiftly
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I live in Knoxville and frequently visit this museum. Featured events are always interesting. Friiday After Five great musical entertainment & dancing! My grand daughters have both attended the summer art camps - great experience!

Thank MiddlesexHayes
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very good art museum. Always have nice pieces on display. The staff is also very nice. Lots to see and share with family/friends.

Thank Kelly B
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,296 reviews
998 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 528 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

very nice small art museum. a very nice collection of varied art. free, with donations accepted. clean place. very pleased

Thank jlantern3
Onancock, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

It's free! Art museum overlooks World's Fair Park. The collection of local art is surprisingly excellent. Exhibits often include modern glass art that is terrific.

Thank 3RunHomer
Knoxville, Tennessee
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141 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

It's a small place but beautiful. I came for a photography exhibit. I think this is a hidden gem in the Knoxville area. and to be FREE I can't believe it. There are donation boxes around which I gladly donated since it really was a nice visit. We were only there about 2 hours, we didn't rush and could walk... More 

1 Thank KrisMack
Utica, New York
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I didn't know what to expect but the admission is free, there's plentiful parking, and it's something to do. Turns out it was a great choice! There are several galleries, some permanent and some changing. It's set up nicely to guide you through, or they offer tours if you want someone to guide you. Definitely worth checking out.

1 Thank Jessica S
New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Let me begin by saying that David Butler may be the best thing to happen to the Knoxville Museum of Art. Under David's direction, the KMA has grown its personal collection and continues to have outstanding exhibits. The quality of art has risen immensely since his arrival. You will not be disappointed! There is something to delight most everyone and... More 

1 Thank jeanniebennett
Sevierville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very good in the past but they have not had a good traveling exhibit in many years. Miss the days that they had Chihully and other exhibits.

1 Thank Julio G

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