Exhibits Archive: 2021

Tangible: Where Art and Technology Converge

“Artifacts of a different time” is one of the phrases that artist Jordan Fowler uses to describe his sculptures. Fowler combines traditional welding techniques with contemporary computer science to create interactive and conceptual works of art that echo the ruins of a science fiction world gone awry. His work is a product of considering the role that technology plays ...

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The exhibition, Grounded, focuses primarily on the exploration of architectural form and how it interacts with space. Artist Mark Bradley-Shoup says in reference to his work, “Architecture can act as a metaphor for our bodies. From the foundation to its walls to its doors and windows. We design structure like a mirror of ourselves.”

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Tennessee Fancy: Decorative Arts of Northeast Tennessee 1780 - 1940

Tennessee Fancy: Decorative Arts of Northeast Tennessee 1780 – 1940 On Display April 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021   This exhibition takes a look at what made the decorative arts of Tennessee unique, and how style flourished across the state line. Known for a short time as the State of Franklin, the counties of Northeast Tennessee ...

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A Painting Tradition

A Painting Tradition On Display April 22, 2021 – September 19, 2021 United Company-LeGard Galleries   A survey of 18th – 19th century paintings, A Painting Tradition

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Citizens & Soldiers

Ken Smith on display in the Panoramic Gallery April 29, 2021 – June 27.

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Mastering Craft: Contemporary Concepts from Regional Makers

Mastering Craft: Contemporary Concepts from Regional Makers On display May 27, 2021 – September 12, 2021   Mastering Craft: Contemporary Concepts from Regional Makers features the work from three previous instructors from Penland School of Crafts, and three previous instructors from Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. 

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 WORKS ON PAPER: PORTRAITS   This exploration of portraiture by local students, educators and artists is on display in the Art Lab building Jun 1, 2021 – Aug 27, 2021.

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From These Hills 2021: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands

William King Museum of Art (WKMA) celebrates the diversity of regional artists with the 15th anniversary of its biennial exhibition, From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands. This major exhibition of new works by artists working in all media highlights the continuing artistic vision of individuals in our ...

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Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia

  At the dawn of the seventeenth century, a new generation of ...

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Will the Circle be Unbroken?

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? November 11, 2021 – March 13, 2022 William King Musuem of Art in Abingdon, VA, United Company – Legard Galleries, Cultural Heritage Gallery   Will the Circle Be Unbroken? takes a look ...

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