Visiting the Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801

The Asheville Art Museum’s vision is to transform lives through art, and we welcome all visitors without discrimination.

Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

First Fridays
On the First Friday of each month from April through December as part of the Downtown Asheville Art District Art Walk, the Museum extends its hours! From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on these evenings, admission is pay-as-you-wish.

First Wednesdays
On the first Wednesday of every month, the Museum is pleased to offer free admission from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Holidays
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Inclement Weather
If Asheville City Schools are closed, the Museum will open at noon if weather permits with any programs scheduled prior to noon cancelled. If the weather is too hazardous, the Museum may close for the day. The Museum phone message at 828.253.3227 will be updated as soon as that decision is made.

Admission**

$8.00 + sales tax per Adult

$7.00 + sales tax per Student (K-12 and college students with valid school ID)

$7.00 + sales tax per Adult Senior (ages 60+)

Children age five and younger: Free

Members are admitted free to the Museum. Become a member today.

The Asheville Art Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum: we offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Additional fees may apply for selected exhibitions.

**As of January 1, 2014, new North Carolina legislation requires sales tax to be charged on Museum admissions and public programs. We regret this increase in cost and the inconvenience to our supporters. Please contact your North Carolina representatives to express your concerns about this legislation and its impact on non-profit organizations and their many constituents.

Museum Shop

Visit during regular Museum hours for unique gifts and regional fine art.

Group Tours and Discounts

To arrange adult tours, please click here or call 828.253.3227, ext.122. For student tours, please click here or call 828.253.3227, ext. 121 or 124.

Map and Directions

From I-240 East:

Take Exit 5A Merrimon Avenue.  At the light turn left onto Merrimon Avenue (the street will become Broadway). Continue on Broadway toward Vance Monument. We are on the left corner directly across from Posana Cafe.

From I-240 West:

Take Exit 5A Merrimon Avenue. At the light turn left onto Merrimon Avenue (the street will become Broadway). Continue on Broadway toward Vance Monument. We are on the left corner directly across from Posana Cafe.

Accessibility

The Asheville Art Museum is fully accessible.

Important information

Photography is allowed inside the Museum in non-gallery spaces as well as several designated photo opportunities in the galleries.

Small bags are allowed in the galleries. Backpacks, large bags, umbrellas and other items must be checked at the Visitor Services Desk prior to visiting the galleries.

Food and drink are permitted in the Museum Atrium.

In the galleries, small children may be carried on the front side of a supervising adult. Umbrella strollers are available free of charge and can be checked out at the Visitor Services Desk. Outside strollers and backpack carriers must be checked at the Visitor Services Desk prior to visiting the galleries.

Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the Museum.

Plan Your Asheville Itinerary

After your Museum visit, make sure to plan out the rest of your itinerary using Asheville’s Tourism website. There’s so much to do here!