Knoxville Museum of Art

1050 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916 - United States





Free Everyday

The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, educates and serves a diverse community, enhances Knoxville’s quality of life and economic development, and operates ethically, responsibly, and transparently as a public trust.

The Knoxville Museum of Art is located in downtown Knoxville, TN near World's Fair Park and the famous Sunsphere. The museum's permanent collection shares the story of East Tennessee artists in the exhibition High Ground: A Century of Visual Arts in East Tennessee, featuring historical artists who lived and worked in the area. Currents: Art from East Tennessee and Beyond extends the story into national and international contemporary art. The story continues with Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass, the Thorne Miniature Rooms Collection, and the monumental 7 ton glass and steel installation Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity by local glass artist Richard Jolley. Enjoy our sculpture gardens while admiring the "pink" Tennessee marble clad building designed by American Architect, Edward Larrabee Barns. The KMA is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission is free.


Under Construction: Collage from the Mint Museum
August 20 - November 7, 2021

Featuring nearly 100 works by more than 30 international artists, Under Construction explores the growth and impact of the collage technique from the 1950s to the present. It explores not only classic collages by Romare Bearden (1911-1988), but the technique’s role in inspiring artists and other forms of art during recent decades. Collage, in which materials from different sources are cut, torn, and layered to create new meanings and narratives, experienced a renaissance after World War II thanks in large part to Bearden. Complementing more than a dozen works by Bearden are examples by Radcliffe Bailey, Sam Gilliam, Kojo Griffin, Robert A. Nelson, Man Ray, Kristina Rogers, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist. Organized by the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Lexus of Knoxville
Hei and Stanley Park
Alexandra Rosen

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