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William King Museum of Art

415 Academy Dr NW, Abingdon, VA 24210-2617
+1 276-628-5005
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Not the largest museum but worth the trip

This isn't the largest museum, but we found it to be very well laid out and quite informative. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JohnBakerTN
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Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Museum with my first name.

The reason I stopped here is because the museum bore my first name but once inside I kinda liked it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William B
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Sarasota, Florida
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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 9 exhibitions are mounted each year, showcasing art of the region and of the world.
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415 Academy Dr NW, Abingdon, VA 24210-2617
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This isn't the largest museum, but we found it to be very well laid out and quite informative. The displays were well documented and we enjoyed our time there.

Thank JohnBakerTN
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason I stopped here is because the museum bore my first name but once inside I kinda liked it because of some of the artifacts that were here like the trio of tires that were in the center of the main corridor.

Thank William B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I visited on July 26 and only 2 galleries were open for viewing. One gallery had a collection of cartoons by a Tennessee professor, and the other was a collection of loaned items from local private collectors. These included mostly paintings (Robert Daughters, B. Lambert)...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We love the fact that old buildings are being reused for various reasons & this is one of those. Enjoyed meeting an artist that was hard at work painting & loved seeing his work. Lots of artwork to enjoy.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Wouldn't have expected to find this quality museum in this small of a town Well-curated exhibitions that also had info for younger visitors. Modern facilities in a historic building. Worth the trip up the hill, which has great views of the town and the mountains.

Thank dgtinnewmkt
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited this place out of curiosity, discovered that is interesting fro adults but no so much for kids.

Thank droppingnewz
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous collection of cultural heritage pieces from the region! A variety of fine art exhibits to enjoy. Beautiful historic facility and grounds - high on a hill overlooking the town and with a great view of the surrounding mountains. Educational and fun!

Thank MarriedNomads
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This museum has great art, especially local pieces. We haven't been here in a while, but when we were here it was great.

Thank James L
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great art work. I would recommend checking it out . Great and easy location. Only donations for admittance.

Thank hemlock07
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We did see two artists working intently, which was quite interesting, but the exhibits were a bit strange and did not have a very cohesive feel to them. It is as if there is no board of directors to set goals and a point of...More

Thank larktrav
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