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Knoxville Museum of Art

1050 World's Fair Park Drive | Knoxville, TN 37916
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 525-6101
Region: Downtown

The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee.

Since its opening in 1990, the KMA has presented a lively and engaging schedule of exhibitions. Higher Ground, the first permanent exhibition devoted to East Tennessee’s artistic achievements, includes objects from the KMA collection supplemented by important works borrowed from public and private collections. Higher Ground allows viewers to follow the history of artistic activity in the region over roughly a century of development and learn about the many exceptionally gifted individuals who have helped shape the area’s visual arts tradition.

The Knoxville Museum of Art is also home to the monumentally scaled sculpture by Knoxville resident and internationally acclaimed artist Richard Jolley, Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity. The sculpture is one of the largest figurative glass-and-steel assemblages in the world and will remain on permanent view at the museum.

  • Alive After Five: Devan Jones & The...

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    East Tennessee native, Devan Jones, formed The Uptown Stomp in 2013. The 6-piece unit, with him on guitar and vocals, played a very swingin’ mix of...

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  • Family Fun Day at The KMA

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    July 8 Family Fun Day at the Knoxville Museum of Art! Join us from 11am-3pm! This event is FREE!

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  • KMA: Second Sunday Art Activity Day

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    Join us on July 9th for the Second Sunday Art Activity Day from 1-4pm at the Knoxville Museum of Art!

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  • KMA: Second Sunday Docent Tour

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    July 9 Second Sunday Docent Tour presented in English at 2pm and Spanish 3pm.

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  • Alive After Five: Tamara Brown:...

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    Multi-talented singer and instrumentalist, Tamara Brown, is no stranger to AA5, having performed here numerous times with Aftah Party and other groups...

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  • Alive After Five: Boys Night Out

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    Boys’ Night Out was organized in 1983 with the goal of recreating the authentic performances of the Rhythm & Blues and Carolina beach music that...

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  • Alive After Five: Mighty Blue

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    Mighty Blue was formed as a blues band back in 2005. Guitarist and singer Michael James is the only remaining founding member, and the band’s musical...

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  • Alive After Five:Evelyn Jack w/...

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    Evelyn Jack and Keith Brown performed a “Tribute to Donny Hathaway,” in November, 2014, and it was a capacity-crowd, smash hit. Since then, they have...

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  • KMA Preview Reception: The Lure of...

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    This exhibition examines the key role played by artist colonies around the country in the development of American Impressionism. It features more than...

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  • Alive After Five: The Streamliners...

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    Knoxville’s premier swing band, and a long time favorite at AA5, was formed as a smaller band over 17 years ago years ago by bassist Mischa Goldman...

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  • KMA: Second Sunday Art Activity Day

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    August 13 is our Second Sunday Art Activity Day! Joiun us from 1-4pm at teh Knoxville Museum of Art.

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  • KMA: Second Sunday Docent Tour

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    August 13 Second Sunday Docent Tour presented in English at 2pm, and Spanish 3pm.

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