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William King Museum of Art

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Address: 415 Academy Dr NW, Abingdon, VA 24210-2617
Phone Number: +1 276-628-5005
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The William King Museum of Art is a non-profit regional art museum and arts...

The William King Museum of Art is a non-profit regional art museum and arts education center housed in a historic 1913 former school. It is the only facility of its kind and Virginia's only nationally accredited museum west of Roanoke. An average of 9 exhibitions are mounted each year, showcasing art of the region and of the world.

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This museum has great art, especially local pieces. We haven't been here in a while, but when we were here it was great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has great art, especially local pieces. We haven't been here in a while, but when we were here it was great.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great art work. I would recommend checking it out . Great and easy location. Only donations for admittance.

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East Meadow, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We did see two artists working intently, which was quite interesting, but the exhibits were a bit strange and did not have a very cohesive feel to them. It is as if there is no board of directors to set goals and a point of view for the museum, but instead takes what is available or possible for its exhibits.... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

If you are looking for a fun and different museum to visit the William King Museum of Art is a good choice. The recent exhibits include Viva Applacia - very interesting and diverse. Artist "Professor Mike Cline" shows off his talent in creating wonderful 'foam' sculptures including "Foamhenge" a take off on the famous Stonehenge. He also creates huge characters... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Took my husband to Abingdon for the weekend. We stopped at the King Museum of Art to pass some time. It is located at the top of a hill just off the main drag in town. Amazing view! They have a interesting assortment of art, which made for a pleasant visit. We had the place to ourselves, which was nice.... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The King museum is the former high school. It has rotating exhibits and is home to some resident artists. We had a great conversation with the resident sculptor who does some amazing work in terms of busts as well as a portrait artist whom we found very informative. The museum is worth a visit just to see their work space... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This museum is in a former high school building. There are three different displays. On the first floor there are two small displays of some very nice pieces, mostly paintings. On the second floor there is a display of more modern art in multi media.

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Thank Kevin R
Arlington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

This is a surprisingly sophisticated museum in the tiny Abingdon in so southwest Virginia. The museum is located in a historic early 1900s school which offers outstanding views of the surrounding mountains. Galleries currently are showing arts of Africa and also exhibits of illustrator/writer Lucy Herndon Crockett, a native of this area. There also is a gallery showing local artists'... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

This little museum can hold its own against any large city museum.With two designated gallery spaces on the main floor, each with two large display areas, and a large gallery on the second floor with a featured hallway gallery as well, William King Museum of Art has state of the art exhibits and displays. The variety at any one time... More 

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Damascus, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

I've visited here several times and I am always impressed by the exhibits and the friendly staff. There is always something new to see. The museum is housed in a unique building with beautiful grounds and outdoor sculpture installations. It is definitely one of my favorite things about Abingdon.

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