Past Exhibits

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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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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Citizens & Soldiers

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

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WORKS ON PAPER: PORTRAITS

 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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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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Grounded

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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Head Over Heels

  From the collection of Mary Jane Miller comes a sensational show of shoes. Head Over Heels chronicles decades of high fashion through footwear and includes designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Stuart Weitzman, Dolce & Gabbana, and Manolo Blahnik. With rare examples of Roberta di Camerino and Rayne, Head Over Heels presents ...

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Looking Back

From a waterfall tumbling down Toole’s Creek to a misty morning on an early Abingdon Main Street to the dormered cottage that was the original Johnston Memorial Hospital, Looking Back: Photography of Early Washington County, Virginia, takes us through a storyline of history that includes the places, people, and events that made up the culture of ...

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Soma and Psyche: Paintings by Charles T. Jones

Painting is only one of many ways that seeks to make sense of the why’s, wherefore’s, and what-now’s of life, this situation in which we all find ourselves. We naturally ponder, probe, observe, and ask our questions hoping to find guidance. Most often, the answers we get, like those of the ancient Oracle, are not as ...

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Transforming Politics

As we celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage, we celebrate a women-led movement that sparked a transformation of politics around the world. The suffragettes used their artistic skills, creativity and resourcefulness in order to make history and, although some political affairs have changed, the passionate interests of women have not. Women continue to make their ...

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Permanent Collection

View works from our Permanent Collection of art, part of the WKMA experience year round, featuring our most enduring pieces.

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Sculpture Garden

The Sculpture Garden is a beautiful part of our museum grounds experience, and part of our permanent collection of art.

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Past Exhibits

View previously exhibited work at the William King Museum of Art, a retrospective of past shows and galleries.

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