Knoxville Museum of Art
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About Knoxville Museum of Art

The Knoxville Museum of Art commends the workmanship and craftsmen of East Tennessee, introduces new craftsmanship and new thoughts, instructs and serves a various network, improves Knoxville’s personal satisfaction and financial advancement, and works morally, mindfully, and straightforwardly as an open trust.

Mission/History of Knoxville Museum of Art

As it approaches its thirtieth birthday in 2020, the KMA continues to seek ways to connect with more people and maximize its impact in the region.

To that end, the museum has redoubled its commitment to:

  • engaging audiences by weaving storytelling into gallery interpretation, programming, publications, marketing, and media to enliven the museum experience and create
    authentic connections by bringing art and artists to life for visitors.
  • Growing annual operating income through a combination of fundraising efforts, board engagement, and an exploration of new revenue sources. This will allow the KMA to expand the visitor experience and reach out to a broader audience base, protect the works in its care, properly maintain the physical plant, and ensure that the museum is able to attract and retain the most qualified professional staff.
  • Inclusion and diversity in all the KMA do.

Collection

In its early years, the museum focused mostly on ambitious traveling exhibitions. Its collection and programming have since evolved to focus increasingly on Southern Appalachian culture and artists from the East Tennessee region.

The highlights and collects consists of Lloyd Branson, Catherine Wiley, Joseph Delaney, Beauford Delaney, and Bessie Harvey, as well as major artists from outside the region who produced significant work in the Knoxville area, such as Ansel Adams and Elliot Porter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. When can I visit the Knoxville Museum of Art?
A. you can visit the Knoxville Museum of Art:
MONDAY | CLOSED
TUESDAY – SATURDAY | 10AM – 5PM
SUNDAY | 1PM – 5PM

Q. Is there any admission fee for the museum?
A. The admission is free.

Q. How can I contact the museum?
A. Here are the contact details of the museum:
(865) 525-6101
1050 WORLD’S FAIR PARK DRIVE
KNOXVILLE, TN 37916
INFO@KNOXART.ORG

Q. Where is the Knoxville Museum of Art?
A. The address to the museum is 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916, USA

Q. When was the museum founded?
A. The museum was founded in 1961.

Q. Is parking free?
A. Yes, parking is free.

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