Knoxville Museum Of Art

1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr
Knoxville TN 37916
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Opening Hours

  • Tue: 10am-5pm
  • Wed: 10am-5pm
  • Thu: 10am-5pm
  • Fri: 10am-5pm
  • Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: 1pm-5pm

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The Knoxville Museum of Art is located in downtown Knoxville and is known for featuring works by artists from East Tennessee. The museum houses both indoor and outdoor installations, a gift shop, and a children's center. The museum is suitable for all types of visitors and is handicap accessible.

Best time to go to the Knoxville Museum of Art
The museum is open year round Tuesday through Sunday, but Friday nights offer a special treat with the Alive After Five weekly concert series featuring live bands, dancing, and food, all inside the museum.

Must see/do at the Knoxville Museum of Art
The Thorne Rooms are an intriguing exhibit featuring dollhouse-sized dioramas of historical home furnishings. Higher Ground is a four-part exhibit dedicated to art in East Tennessee, featuring the works of local artists past and present. Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass displays an ever-growing collection of colorful glass sculptures.

Admission to the Knoxville Museum of Art
Admission to the museum is free daily, but special events, such as the Alive After Five Concert Series charge admission, which varies with the event.

Parking at the Knoxville Museum of Art
Travel by car is largely recommended in Knoxville to see most of the city's highlights. Free parking for the museum is available in the lot across the street from the building.

Food at the Knoxville Museum of Art
Food is not available in the Knoxville Museum of Art, but the museum is located downtown near many fantastic local dining options, such as Cafe 4 on Market Square or Sapphire on Gay Street.

Insider tip for visitors to the Knoxville Museum of Art
If you're visiting with children, plan to visit Fort Kid after your museum visit. This park, located across the street from the museum, is the most exciting children's park in Knoxville and features slides, swings, and rides. A promised trip is also a great way to ensure children are on their best behavior in the museum.

Author's bio: Peggy Carouthers has lived in the Knoxville area for more than 20 years. She is a freelance writer and has been published in "The Daily Times" and on the "Brazen Careerist" blog.