William King Museum of Art, Abingdon

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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 nine exhibitions are mounted each year, showcasing art of the region and of the world. Programming includes artist talks, lectures, workshops, and other special events. Two additional galleries include the Student Gallery, which displays works from area schools and colleges, and the Panoramic Gallery that features self-curated shows by local artists. These two galleries offer up to 24 additional exhibits a year. An extensive arts education program serves school and public audiences both within and outside of the facility. The Museum also features artist studios, reference library, research archives, and an outdoor sculpture garden.
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  • When you visit William King you get a distinct feel for the culture and arts of the Southwestern part of Virginia. The continually changing exhibits feature local and regional art and artists , as wel...  more »
  • The art in this museum is not the greatest, but at least there's no admission fee. It's worth checking out if you're in the area.  more »
  • A bit disappointed as there was only one exhibit that was excellent. But the sculptures of that exhibit we’re fantastic.  more »
  • What a great experience, very interested exhibit, small museum and perfect for a rainy morning! It took us about one hour to do the whole museum.
  • Wonderful local museum. Nice rotation of exhibits and great local artists upstairs!
  • Went for WW I exhibit. Good. Enjoyed.
  • William King Museum of Art , is a great educational experience, and is a wonderful place to volunteer with a great staff and volunteers to welcome you !!

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