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Knoxville Museum of Art

Address: 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
Phone Number: 865-525-6101
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Ranked #11 of 99 things to do in Knoxville
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The KMA features the the world-class permanent glass and steel Circle of Life exhibit by Knoxville native, Richard Jolley. With a family membership, we are the first to know about special events, from summer camps to new exhibits. The museum is appealing to all, including children, who can always create and learn at the museum. We love the museum!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been members of KMA for many years. Admission is free, which is really amazing given many of the other small regional art galleries. If you join, you are offered free admission to many other regional museums. Don't miss the Richard Jolley exhibit and if you are in Knoxville on a Friday night then go to Live After Five.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Knoxville Museum of Art is great for Knoxville and the world. The largest glass and steel permanent structure in the world is here. Created by international glass artist and Knoxville resident Richard Jolley this exhibit takes your through the Circle of Life. They also have ever changing exhibits from around the region and the world. The space lends itself... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very upscale and family friendly! Have been a few times this year and the exhibits are always fresh and interesting!

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Tennessee
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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Knoxville is lucky to have their museum of art. It has evolved over the years into a real treasure of collections, and the new Richard Jolley glass installation is amazing. Knoxville is lucky to have such a wonderful museum and they work very hard to keep it free of charge for guests. The support they receive from the community is... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

There are always cool exhibits going in and out of this museum. You can walk through it in a couple hours, but it's very nice and quiet. A great place to go on a date and then walk over to the sunsphere and World's Fair Park. It's free, and the gift shop has a lot of cute stuff in it.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I wanted to see the Richard Jolley art installation (I've seen his work for years, and have several pieces of his wife, Tommie Rush, work.) The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable (especially the helpful lady in the gift shop). I also checked out the miniature dioramas, and the other galleries. The upside down Mona Lisa was neat...made of sewing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Small and very well presented art museum. We really enjoyed the modern art exhibits on the third floor - especially the Mona Lisa made out of colored cotton reels (sounds strange, I know, but it really is very clever and worth a look). Nice little gift shop too and probably the cleanest public toilets I have ever seen! There are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I guess I knew I was not going to see the quality/size of exhibits that I took for granted living in larger cities, but the Knoxville Museum of Art is just embarrassingly sparse. I started to wonder if I missed some part of the building. Perhaps if there is a special exhibition I am interested in, I might return.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I love this art museum, for one it's free, it's a great size and the staff is so friendly and knowledgable. The galleries change often and are always unique and different.

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