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“Amazing art hidden in this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of William King Museum of Art

William King Museum of Art
415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210
+1 276-628-5005
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Abingdon
Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: The William King Museum of Art is a non-profit regional art museum and arts education center housed in a historic 1913 former school. It is the only facility of its kind and Virginia's only nationally accredited museum west of Roanoke. An average of 9 exhibitions are mounted each year, showcasing art of the region and of the world.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing art hidden in this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

It's too bad the money lavished on the nearby glitzy Heartwood wasn't spent on this place, which is devoted to local artists as well as world class exhibits. They have an amazing temporary exhibit of small works by European modernists, as well as very interesting American miniature furniture and a number of local artists. The building needs work but they should be proud of its contents.

Visited December 2013
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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“Small museum, but impressive exhibit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were pleased with one of the traveling exhibits (European Modernists), which was very well done. The whole museum is only about 45 minutes long and the building isn't really conducive for a museum, but at $5 a person, it's worth it if there is an interesting exhibit.

Visited September 2013
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Moneta, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“First Class Facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

First class facility with all sorts of information, exhibits and articles for sale--all from southwest Virginia. Had an excellent lunch here in their restaurant.

Visited August 2013
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Boones Mill, Virginia
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“William King Museum,Abingdon,Va.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The museum is located in an old building. The admission fee is reasonable. There are 2 main displays that change periodically.

Visited June 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a small museum but when I was there, they had several interesting exhibits. Doesn't take much time & definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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