Past Exhibitions

Friday, June 3, 2011 - Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Influence Project is a collaborative exhibit that gives you the power to influence a virtual work of art. The artwork will continue to change as it is influenced by its participants. Check out the progress and get started now! Go to and Paint Your Part.

The Influence Project is sponsored by Xcellos and InterActive Achievement.

Friday, June 3, 2011 - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Members Preview: Thursday, June 2, 2011
For years, Tim Tate has established himself as a skilled glass artist, 
and one whose work seems to draw more from tattoo art and the science lab than from the history of blown and cast objects. His latest work is a curious hybrid, an unexpected combination of craft and technology, what he calls “self-contained video installations.” Over the last three years, this Washington D.C.-based artist has attracted critical attention for his group of sculptures that look at the past through the lens of new media. These objects are intimate glass reliquaries that each contain a tiny video screen with a short looped film, along with ambient soundtrack. Lately, these films have become for Tate...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - Sunday, August 7, 2011

Helene Steene is an artist drawn to line, form, and color. The level of abstraction varies in her works, but she has stated that she is always searching for inner beauty and a harmonious balance of elements. Several of the pieces on display were inspired by the landscape and colors of the Greek island Paros, where the artist has a home and visits periodically. Steene works with diverse medias including oil, acrylic, encaustic, monotypes, collage, fiber, although most of the works on view here at the Taubman combine sand, metal, acrylic, oil and marble dust—a media that reminds her of the white marble dusted buildings of Greece. The saturated colors, depth of texture and...

Saturday, February 5, 2011 - Sunday, April 24, 2011
Members Preview: Friday, February 4, 2011

This exhibition features 35 contemporary quilts by the members of Quilt Art, an international group of 22 quiltmaking artists. The group has exhibited in Japan, Canada and across Europe, making Quilt Art: International Expressions here at the Taubman the premier exhibition in the United States. The artists are highly informed about traditional quilting techniques and practices; however these quilts are the result of conscious decisions made to develop new modes of working with cloth. Each artist has been influenced by her unique background of artistic experience, method and nationality and these differences are celebrated in the diversity of the quilts. While some artists...

Saturday, February 5, 2011 - Sunday, April 24, 2011
Members Preview: Friday, February 4, 2011

First serialized as a weekly column in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, The Night Bookmobile tells the story of a wistful woman who one night encounters a mysterious disappearing library on wheels that contains every book she has ever read. Seeing her history and most intimate self in this library, she embarks on a search for the bookmobile. But her search turns into an obsession, as she longs to be reunited with her own collection and memories. The Night Bookmobile is a haunting tale of both transcendence and the passion for books, and features the evocative full-color pen-and-ink work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers.

The Night...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - Sunday, April 3, 2011
Members Preview: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Commissioned by the Taubman Museum of Art, Rise Up Roanoke is a temporary public art project by regional artist Charlie Brouwer.  Designed to symbolize the strength, unity and diversity of our community, hundreds of ladders will "rise up" in the museum's first floor atrium to form the shape of the famed Roanoke star.

Rise Up Roanoke is the latest in a series of public art projects Brouwer has been creating with communities.  These projects are designed to bring the art and artist into closer contact with his audience - especially new audiences.  He does this by inviting all parts of the community to help create a sculptural metaphor for itself...

Friday, March 4, 2011 - Thursday, March 31, 2011

The goal of this exhibition, created by Virginia Tech doctoral student and artist Matt Ames, is to bring together many diverse areas of Roanoke culture and have local artists portray the city from their own perspectives. The exhibit will include a living room space and personal maps of Roanoke. It is Ames’s belief that art must have particular connection to its location to be relevant, in much the same way that local food tastes better and serves its community better.  Also included in this exhibition will be flags designed by neighbors of Roanoke’s Southeast neighborhood, as part of the Vexilloid Project.

Location: Second Floor Gallery Hall and Resource Center...

Friday, September 24, 2010 - Sunday, January 16, 2011

Artist Jae Ko soaks whorls of paper in baths of water, sumi ink and natural dyes and the resulting forms seem to retain fluid properties. The naturally sculptural objects continue the paper’s cycle of hydration: from its beginnings as wet wood pulp laid out on screens to dry to the rehydrated forms that Ko creates. The works can be seen as a reunion of organic materials (water, sumi ink made from burnt wood and paper) that become something entirely new. Defying narrative or distinct references, they allow for open interpretation and act as resting spots for our thoughts and feelings.

Paper consists of large wall works and a sprawling floor work that flows out of...