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Asheville Art Museum

Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
As featured in 3 Days in Asheville and 2 other guides
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Address: 2 S Pack Sq, Asheville, NC 28801-3521
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+1 828-253-3227
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active...

The Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

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I saw a few pieces that were amazing, mainly crafts but as a whole not inspiring!!

I will say they were closing soon for renovation so with the changes it might make a better excursion. I also think they might have put away some of their permanent collection.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I will say they were closing soon for renovation so with the changes it might make a better excursion. I also think they might have put away some of their permanent collection.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Was disappointed by the limited number of exhibits and size of the museum. For a town that is chock full of wonderful art it was a let down.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Exhibits were being replaced so not everything was available. Had some unusual exhibits. Inexpensive.

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Mena, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Made a stop by the art museum to check it out. Nice folks. Not a lot of exhibits. I enjoyed the Woolworth Gallery much more.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting downtown museum. A modest but well presented collection. They have plenty of programs to engage the community, such as films and discussions with curators. Well worth a visit.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Asheville is known for its art scene, and it has a great museum to show for it. Not to be missed exploration of local talent, with a great museum shop to boot.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This was a really small museum. It was undergoing renovation when we were there, so less art, but staff were very friendly and helpful.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

With all the great art in Asheville, I expected more from the Art Museum. From the Biltmore Estate to the River Arts district, I saw lots of unique art. But nothing memorable at this little museum. Perhaps it was because of renovations were in progress, but surely this museum can do more. All in all it was a disappointment.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Enjoyed visiting this museum with son who was visiting from Chicago. A painting by my friend, the painter Bill Scott was featured in an exhibit. It's a smallish art museum featuring excellent exhibits of contemporary art. The best thing about Asheville is its tradition as an arts community, which is stronger now than ever. If you are interested in the... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We walked in to kill time but ended up really enjoying the gallery. Even my 10 year old enjoyed it. It is small and there is an admission fee although it is not much. Nice pieces to see. Very nice staff, credit card machine wasn't working when we arrived so they were willing to waive the entrance for us.

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