Past Exhibits

Pinturas de Fe: The Retablo Tradition in Mexico and New Mexico

The story of the retablo tradition as it evolved in the Americas, from the time of the Spanish Conquest to the present day. These small devotional saint paintings, first used to convert indigenous peoples to Catholicism, are still faithfully produced today.

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Metal/Southeast

Metal/Southeast is an exhibition of thirty-seven objects by seven artist teams. Each has demonstrated a commitment to working in ways that are thought to be more a part of our past than our present cultural experience. While widespread historical hand traditions were made obsolete by newer technological processes, in the hands ...

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Quilt National 2003: The Best of Contemporary Quilts

Quilt National 2003 is the thirteenth in the series of biennial international juried exhibitions to be mounted by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, Ohio. Quilts included in this exhibition were selected from more than 1450 works from 676 artists from 47 states and 20 countries. Nearly half of the works are ...

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A Well-Dressed Bed: The Material Culture of Sleep

A Well-Dressed Bed: The Material Culture of Sleep, is an exhibition that has taken the fairly simple conceptual idea of 19th century bedsteads and bedcovers and expanded it for a rather full explanation of the bedroom through the objects that tell its story.

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Designed for Light

If art glass ever had a golden age it surely came at the close of the 19th century and flowed into the first quarter of the 20th. This was a period in America and Europe where developments in the sciences increased the vocabulary of artists in how they could enchant this material. ...

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Hometown Stars: Southwest Virginia’s Recording Legacy 1923-1943

Singers and musicians from Southwest Virginia made some of the first country, blues, and gospel records in America, and their artistry helped shape the Golden Age of 78 r.p.m. records. While most of these musicians never achieved any great degree of fame (with notable exceptions, such as The Carter Family), by the early 1940s they ...

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Artists From the Beverley Street Studio School

Paintings, drawings and prints by 19 faculty and student artists working in the Beverley Street Studio School.   Located in Staunton, Virginia, the Beverley Street Studio School is not in the high school sense; the term “school” here does not apply to a physical structure. Nor is it a ...

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Multiple Impressions: Native American Artists and the Print

Multiple Impressions is an exhibition of lithographs created by Native American and Canadian First Nations artists at the University of New Mexico’s Tamarind Institute between 1970 and 1999. Drawing on works from the Tamarind Archive, housed with the collections of the University Art Museum, the exhibition features more than two dozen prints by 13 ...

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Themes Worthy of the Lifetime of One Man: George Catlin’s Views of Native American Life

Themes Worthy of the Lifetime of One Man is an exhibition of works by American artist George Catlin, whose images of Native American Indians fascinate our modern eyes as much as they astounded their audiences in 19th -century America and Europe. We are grateful to the Statewide Exhibition Program of ...

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Crazy for Hollywood: Popular Culture & American Film Stars, 1926-1962 The C. Robert Weisfeld Collection

Local collector C. Robert Weisfeld has been intrigued with Hollywood memorabilia for more than three decades, acquiring clothing, shoes, accessories, photographs and print materials from stars of the grand era of film, the 1930s, 40s and 50s.   Objects featured in the exhibition include both personal items of ...

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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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