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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.

  • Focus on Oncology - Art Exhibition

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    HealthCare 21 Business Coalition (HC21) has planned an art exhibition in partnership with the Lilly Oncology on Canvas Project (LOOC). Art showcased...

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  • Focus on Oncology - Symposium for...

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    HealthCare 21 Business Coalition (HC21), a local nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and health care in our community, developed this workshop...

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  • Alive After Five: Soul Connection

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    Originally formed in 1966 under the name of Soul Sanction, this group became one of the legendary bands of East Tennessee and still holds the...

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  • Alive After Five: Robin Grant & The...

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    Robin Grant made her Alive After Five debut last March, singing with Kelle Jolly & The Women in Jazz Jam Festival, and we’re excited to have her...

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  • Alive After Five: Southern Avenue

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    Based in Memphis, Ori Naftaly & Southern Avenue brings infectious rhythms, soulful guitar sounds, and soulful vocals to the stage. Southern Avenue...

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  • Alive After Five: The Royal Hounds

    • Knox County Museum of Education

    The Royal Hounds first played together in an impromptu performance at a friend's Christmas Party in 2010. The music was magic, and the ideas exploded...

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  • Alive After Five: Stacy Mitchhart...

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    Known as the “Blues Doctor,” Stacy Mitchhart is a flamboyant entertainer, “dressed to the nines,” with a teasing smile and quick wit. He has won the...

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  • AA5 24th Anniversary with Kelle...

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    Vocalist Kelle Jolly and her saxophonist husband Will Boyd are one of Knoxville’s busiest musical couples. Besides being an extraordinarily talented...

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  • Alive After Five: John Myers Band

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    One of Knoxville's musical treasures, John Myers is an extraordinary entertainer with a career that spans seven decades, including stints with R&B...

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  • Alive After Five:Boys' Night Out

    • Knoxville Museum of Art

    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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