Upcoming Exhibitions

Dates subject to change
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Virginia of multi-media artist Jiha Moon (Korean, Born 1973). Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan, and China uniting them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore. Featuring over fifty works, Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography such as the characters from the online game Angry Birds© and smart phone Emojis which float alongside Asian tigers and Indian Gods, in compositions that appear both familiar and foreign...

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Saturday, September 19, 2015

Featuring twenty-three woodcuts by renowned Japanese artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition presents the artist’s most representative and well-known series: New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, and Twenty-Eight Famous Murders with Verse.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839-1892) is widely recognized as the last master of Ukiyo-e, a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. When he was a teen, he was apprenticed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), one of the great masters of Japanese Edo-period woodblock prints.


Saturday, June 13, 2015 - Saturday, September 12, 2015

Internationally recognized for his startling use of materials, Vik Muniz creates stunning images, while investigating the history of art, ecological issues and visual reproduction. By employing diverse media such as diamonds, industrial garbage, and magazine clippings, Muniz creates tableaus that investigate the nature of visual cognition, and promise to engage and inspire.

Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception was organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach. Funding for Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception has been provided through a grant from Foundation for Roanoke Valley’s Arts and Culture Initiative with additional support by Member One Federal...