The William King Museum is the only facility of its kind serving far Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Rotating exhibitions run the gamut from art of the world - past exhibitions have featured African art, Egyptian antiquities and pre-Columbian artifacts, to name only a few - to exhibitions which showcase the region's decorative arts legacy or best new contemporary artists. The Museum, a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is housed in an historic 1913 former school, and is aptly named for William King, an early philanthropist who donated the land for the first school built on this site.