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Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Taubman Museum of Art plans a major exhibition highlighting new gifts of art to its collection, never before seen by the community. The exhibition, Friends and Neighbors: A Celebration of the Collection honors individuals who graciously helped build the museum’s core educational resource: its collection of renowned art. Friends and Neighbors: A Celebration of the Collection debuts new work given by donors, many of whom are from the region (known as Neighbors) and presents both regional and nationally known artists (known as Friends). The museum also sees the exhibition as a way to engage new audiences to the museum, thereby engaging new “friends” and “neighbors.”

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - Sunday, August 28, 2016

Exploring the notions of organized chaos, Eye of the Needle features two site-specific installations by renowned contemporary artists, Jonathan Brilliant and Amanda McCavour, created for the Taubman Museum of Art. Using simple readymade materials in complex ways, each artist will address issues of impermanence and fragility in their work.

Jonathan Brilliant, a North Carolina based artist, creates intricate large scale woven sculptures out of coffee stick stirrers and other coffee related implements. Brilliant exploits the inherent strength of coffee stick stirrers by weaving and contorting them into “drawings in space.” Toronto-based artist Amanda McCavour draws with thread to stitch...

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present a major exhibition exploring the legendary American illustrator and artist Norman Rockwell and his unparalleled role as an icon-maker and storyteller. American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and features original works drawn from its permanent collection. Norman Rockwell (American,1894-1978) painted the best of America, creating indelible images of the lives, hopes, and dreams of Americans in the 20th century. The exhibition includes such beloved and wellknown images as Triple Self-Portrait (1960), Girl at Mirror (1954), Going and Coming (...

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Sunday, November 6, 2016

Southwestern Virginia-based artist Eric Standley brings a fresh perspective to the term “cutting edge” with his evocative works created entirely from laser-cut paper, inspired by Islamic and gothic architectural ornamentation. Standley stacks over 200 sheets for many of his pieces, which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly. Each work created by the artist grows increasingly complex and intricate. The artist says his inspiration comes from a strong attraction to paradoxes and the infinite, working through visual geometry which he somewhat jokingly calls “folk math.” For his presentation at the Taubman Museum of Art, Standley will present Daphne, a new site-specific installation...