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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Sunday, February 5, 2017

In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art will present a major focus on the artistic output of the Reverend Howard Finster (1916-2001). Culled from the museum’s collection along with several loans, the exhibition highlights Finster’s achievements as America’s most well known folk artist.

Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of the Reverend Howard Finster is curated by Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Taubman Museum of Art and Brian Sieveking, Adjunct Curator of Outsider Art. Funding has been provided in part by Sally and Walter Rugaber. This exhibition will be on view September 17, 2016 - January 15, 2017 in...

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present a major solo exhibition on African-American multimedia artist Sonya Clark (American, Born 1967). Throughout her career, Clark’s work has featured hair and combs in the place of more traditional fibers and art making materials. She uses them to speak meaningfully about cultural heritage, gender, beauty standards, race, and identity while transforming hair accoutrements into sculptural objects. Preoccupied with the texture, styling and politics of black hair, Clark’s personal connection to the comb began like that of nearly every young girl, squirming on a chair while an adult armed with a comb and good intentions attempted to bring order to the disorder on...

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - Sunday, June 4, 2017

Radford, Virginia based artist Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that present stereotypes, misconceptions and clichés of womanhood. Her intimately scaled copper and sterling silver sculptures are created by the traditional metal working processes of shell forming, raising, fabrication and casting to create humorous fantasies referencing femininity and food. As a traditional southern girl, Pack was told that tools were considered inappropriate for a female. Ironically, the development of her hand-skills through sawing, filing and forming proved to be powerful expressions of her femininity and sexuality as well as commemorative pieces enabling her to remember some of her life...

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017

Tying exhibitions to works in our collection, the museum will present a spotlight exhibition on the work of renowned artist Romare Bearden. The complex and colorful art of Bearden (1911-1988) is autobiographical and metaphorical. Rooted in the history of Western, African, and Asian art, as well as in literature and music, Bearden found his primary motifs in his personal experiences rooted in the life of his community.

Romare Bearden: Pictures of America is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Taubman Museum of Art. This exhibition will be on view from January 28 - June 3, 2017 in the Bank of America/Dominion Resources Gallery.

 

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present American Impressionism in the Garden a special ticketed exhibition that features never before seen paintings by renowned American artists who celebrate gardens as a compelling subject during an era of vibrant gardening culture. Organized by the New York Botanical Garden with significant additions by the Taubman Museum of Art, the exhibition will explore the tremendous impact of the Impressionist art movement on American artists at the turn of the nineteenth century. Their embrace of Impressionism's brilliant palette and vibrant brushwork inspired these artists to create masterful images of the American garden - both public and private. The American...