Knoxville Museum of Art Continues Free Admission

December 5, 2008

The Knoxville Museum of Art announces it will continue free admission indefinitely. This action extends the six-month trial of free admission that was due to expire at the end of December.

“The unanimous decision by the KMA Board of Trustees to continue with free admission represents tremendous confidence in this community and in this institution. It sends a clear message that the KMA is a truly public resource, to be used and enjoyed by everyone, without barriers. Attendance and public participation went up dramatically when we implemented free admission on a trial basis this year, and we expect that upward trend to continue,” said Executive Director David Butler.

With money tight on many fronts, people can now make free and frequent visits to the KMA and enjoy the ever-changing schedule of exhibitions. Parking is free at the museum as well.

“During this time of economic uncertainty, it’s not easy to walk away from any income source, but we feel strongly that free admission makes the KMA stronger and more stable. And we’re very happy that anyone can plan an enlightening and enjoyable trip to the museum with their family without worrying about the cost,” Butler said.