Past Exhibits

A Day on the Abingdon Branch: The Photography of O. Winston Link, 1955-1957

This rare photography collection captures the last steam train on the Virginia Creeper rail line. Of the Abingdon Branch, O. Winston Link said, “at times the locomotives are almost incidental to the picture. They add to the rural scenery: streams, little bridges and country roads, trees, mountains, cows. They would come by then be gone, leaving ...

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Virginia Clothed: Commerce and Fashion Along the Great Wagon Road, 1780-1900

With Virginia Clothed, you can view more than 35 garments and accessories that date between 1780 and 1900, including examples from Russell, Tazewell, Smyth, Wythe, and Washington counties as well as Bristol,Va., and Bristol, Tenn. The exhibition also offers the chance to see handmade, ready made and custom ...

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Studio Retro: Ten Years in the Making

William King Regional Arts Center’s Resident Studio Artist Program will celebrate its tenth birthday during 2002, as will the Arts Center. What better way to honor this important component of the Arts Center’s mission – that of nurturing and showcasing regional artists – than to hold a retrospective exhibition showcasing the artists who have had residencies here?Learn More >

Virginia Watercolor Society Twenty-Third Jurored Exhibition

Works by 97 of Virginia’s best watercolorists are showcased in this audience-friendly exhibition. Guest juror Ray Kass selected the show from submitted slides.

 

The Virginia Watercolor Society, organized in 1979 by Roanoke artists John Will Creasy and Ernest Johnson, is comprised of artists and non-painters who seek to ...

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Her Wooden Canvas: The Carvings of Mabel Barrow Kreger

By 1898, a spirited and determined young 16-year-old Mabel Barrow had learned the craft of carving wood. “Miz Mabel” applied traditional methods and often mythical motifs to furniture and other decorative objects. 

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Africa: Crossing the Continent

This lavish exhibition, drawn from one of the most encyclopedic private collections on the east coast, features more than 100 pieces of art. Included are a hauntingly strange Yombe nail fetish, classical Nigerian statuettes, a geometrically-stylized Songye mask, and an eerily powerful Kota reliquary – as well as ancestor figures, decorative throwing knives, and a very rare full-figure ...

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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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