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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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My cousin got married here. It was a wonderfully short ceremony. Its an excellent city museum worth checking out if you appreciate art.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Carlos M
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New Paltz, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've lived all our lives in New York City, and my wife is an artist, so, art snobs as we may be, we arrived at the KMA with low expectations. Turned out that we were introduced to several superb Tennessee artists whose work we had never heard of. Our favorite discovery was Catherine Wiley, an extremely gifted and emotive impressionist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I adored my visit here, the art was absolutely gorgeous. The staff is very friendly! Diverse exhibits featuring local artists.

Thank Alarr14
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An lovely start to a day trip to play in downtown Knoxville. The art gallery is full of a variety of lovely artwork along with interesting narratives explaining each piece. The gift shop is exceptionally stocked with unique items, books, art work and wearable art. Great staff who are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Cathy B
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My cousin got married here. It was a wonderfully short ceremony. Its an excellent city museum worth checking out if you appreciate art.

1 Thank Carlos M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Good exhibits from throughout the year and an impressive permanent collection. One of my favorite are the Thorne Rooms (tiny room replicas that were create in the 1930s). They also have several classes available to kids during the summer break from school.

Thank B C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Bethany M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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
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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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 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

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