Visitors might have their opinion of East Tennessee before coming to tour the area, however, one unique way to see and learn more about our region is through another’s eyes. The Knoxville Museum of Art is a great way to view East Tennessee’s past and present from the vantage point of an artist. For the past 21 years, the museum has not only provided visually stunning artwork for visitors to view in their 53,200 square foot facility, but they also continue to offer concerts, classroom programs, lectures, and family activities. Families can make an afternoon excursion to the museum free of charge and browse through current, permanent and temporary exhibits. From observing Higher Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee exhibit to learning more about the region’s growing contemporary art focus, there is a piece of work for every visitor’s taste. Browse paintings, sculptures and mixed media objects while walking through the halls.

If your family is looking for something a little more unexpected, make sure to stop by the Thorne Rooms exhibit where visitors can view miniature dioramas developed in the 1930’s. The artist’s love of dollhouses contributed to these miniature rooms, and the Knoxville Museum of Art is one of only five locations who display the collection. Families looking to learn about the East Tennessee region in a whole new medium will appreciate all that the Knoxville Museum of Art has to offer. To learn more please visit