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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 #9 of 42 Attractions in Knoxville
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Knoxville Museum of Art is a nice place. I took my children there for a little bit of relaxing art and culture. It was cool on a really hot day, the sculptures and the paintings are nice to view. We had a great time, and it took about 2.5 hours to go through and take our time.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Located just above World's Fair Park, the Knoxville Museum of Art houses art from very talented people, free entrance (donations accepted - support the arts!), and a quiet, calm atmosphere. The gift shop also offers some very neat trinkets and art you can buy, but some of the prices may be too steep for the average Joe. If you do... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The museum is a must see for any Knoxville resident or travellor. Richard Jolley exhibit is awesome...and the local art collection is a treasure to behold...very proud of the little gem !!!!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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63 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Wow. I came right after the KMA had done some renovations to their outdoor space and I was super impressed. The green space is so pleasant and I would love to host an event here in the future!

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Camden, Maine
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

During a whirlwind visit to Knoxville we visited the museum and greatly enjoyed The world is not my home- a wonderful exhibit of Danny Lyon photographs. An unexpected treat.

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Richmond, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a great museum for Knoxville. Though not huge, the museum is set up extremely well with multiple galleries that are easy to navigate. This is a great venue for events with both indoor and outdoor spaces looking out onto the city skyline. I attended a recent event and the space really came alive with people. It is certainly... More 

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