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William King Museum of Art

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We have traveled to Abingdon for years and we find that the Museum is delightful. We have enjoyed... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Martha O
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Greeneville, Tennessee
Highlands Festival visit

During the Highlands Festival, we visited the center to see the photo contest and to see the... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
MickyO100
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Richmond, Virginia
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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...more
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415 Academy Dr NW, Abingdon, VA 24210-2617
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Outstanding exhibits year-round. Christian icons in 2018 were awe-inspiring. As a local, I do my best to visit when I can spend some quality time. Docents always helpful too.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We have traveled to Abingdon for years and we find that the Museum is delightful. We have enjoyed many of the exhibitions held there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Martha O
Reviewed August 10, 2018

During the Highlands Festival, we visited the center to see the photo contest and to see the current exhibits. We especially enjoyed the Coal exhibit. There is a nice collection of local art. The galleries are well done. Will return. The museum is free, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MickyO100
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I love this compact, quality museum. We spent a fine afternoon here and were able to absorb it all. From the varied galleries featuring local and internationally known artists to the education facilities boasting student works, to the outdoor sculptural gardens and grounds, we were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

We visited the museum while in Abingdon to see a show at the Barter Theatre. The museum is free. We were greeted by a very pleasant and informative attendant. She could not have been more knowledgeable and helpful. The museum had only a few rooms...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Made for a good stop during a rain shower, and there was no admission so the price is right. However, I was shocked to find that there were only three modest-sized galleries in this huge space. I did enjoy the seasonal exhibit on the history...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank yellowmountaindaisy
Reviewed May 24, 2018

The William King Museum is in a mansion perched on a hill in Abingdon. It shares space with an art education facility. We absolutely enjoyed the exhibits, one about the coal country and mining, and an eclectic religious icon exhibit. We were less enthused about...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank areview28
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Detailed panels on exhibits. Learned a lot about coal mining in the area. Staff friendl and welcoming. Went out of our way to find the place knowing they have top quality art.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ellen M
Reviewed December 21, 2017

When you visit William King you get a distinct feel for the culture and arts of the Southwestern part of Virginia. The continually changing exhibits feature local and regional art and artists , as well as transcendant exhibits like the recent WW I exhibit. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank pilgrimrandysmith
Reviewed December 21, 2017

The art in this museum is not the greatest, but at least there's no admission fee. It's worth checking out if you're in the area.

Date of experience: December 2017
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