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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  • July 28, 2017
    I visited on July 26 and only 2 galleries were open for viewing. One gallery had a collection of cartoons by a Tennessee professor, and the other was a collection of loaned items from local private co...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    We love the fact that old buildings are being reused for various reasons & this is one of those. Enjoyed meeting an artist that was hard at work painting & loved seeing his work. Lots of artwork to en...  more »
  • April 24, 2017
    Wouldn't have expected to find this quality museum in this small of a town Well-curated exhibitions that also had info for younger visitors. Modern facilities in a historic building. Worth the trip up...  more »
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  • March 10, 2016
    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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