The Museum offers fine art, contemporary art, historic material culture through decorative and folk art, educational programming for all ages, seven artist studios, the Betsy K. White Cultural Heritage Archive, and an outdoor sculpture garden.
415 Academy Dr NW Abingdon VA 24210
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.
The William King Museum of Art is a visual arts institution and a cultural cornerstone of our Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee region. The museum’s mission is to present its constituents and visitors with the following artistic experiences: · Bring rotating exhibits of works of art from around the nation and the world to our diverse audience · Showcase and preserve our cultural heritage · Use art as a tool to educate both children and adults and enrich lives · Serve as a museum showcase for our regional artists