Past Exhibits

Humor Me: The Art of Laughter

Humor Me: The Art of Laughter February 24 – July 3, 2022   In the age of Covid, it seems that the world around us has become dull and gray. This exhibition aims to provide the audience with a bit of laughter. The McGlothlin Exhibition ...

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Lift Your Spirits: Nurturing the Human Spirit Through Creativity

Lift Your Spirits: Nurturing the Human Spirit Through Creativity February 3, 2022 – May 29, 2022   Celebrate and investigate the human spirit in the act of creating in the upcoming exhibition Lift Your Spirits: Nurturing the Human Spirit Through Creativity, on display at William King Museum of Art.

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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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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 artists ...

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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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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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Upcoming Exhibits

WKMA continually brings new and exciting exhibits and artists to the museum experience. Explore what's next for us.

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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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