Upcoming Exhibitions

Dates subject to change
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015

A tender tribute by the artist to the everyday observations of life, the exhibition premieres fifteen new works comprised of a diverse range of media such as animated video projections, graphite, thread and found objects by Southwestern Virginia artist and teacher Jennifer L. Hand. Things Held Dear captures the artist’s intimate moments from documenting her morning meal to walks along Claytor Lake with her beloved dog. Hand comments, “This work is part of an exploration into the mystery and potential spirituality of everyday life. ‘Things held dear’ are the simple events that carry us through our days. Quiet, repetitive things such as pulling weeds, or eating breakfast provide the breath or rhythm...

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - Saturday, May 23, 2015

War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Renewal is a unique word and image exhibition that combines the poetry of Walt Whitman, the Liljenquist Collection Civil War Portraits from the Library of Congress, and photographs made with both old and very new photographic processes. The exhibition probes the question, "How do Americans remember war?" with soldiers' portraits developed in the flesh of leaves, battlefield landscapes photographed using nineteenth-century technologies, and war poems of intimate reflection.

"The real war will never get in the books," Whitman declared, citing the "interior history" of "the actual soldier of 1862-'65, North and South, with all his ways." Taking on...

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - Saturday, May 2, 2015

In 2001, Sally Mann began a series that focused on how our landscape is haunted with the memory of war. Her travels brought her to many of the Civil War battlefields,  from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Antietam, Maryland, where she documented the various sites on which heavy losses occurred. Due to the photographic process and her aesthetic intent, the landscapes appear darkly mysterious, somber and often difficult to identify, enigmas that viewers must interpret for themselves. Her discovery of her father’s passion for photographing the decaying vestiges of the South and her firsthand experience of witnessing death on her property became the deeply-rooted impetus for this series of works. In...

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - Saturday, May 23, 2015

Keeper’s Keep is composed of sculpture, installations, paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks that chart Aggie Zed’s unique working methods in a variety of media. Born in Charleston and raised among farm animals on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, Zed graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BFA in painting and sculpture. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Richmond and, later, Gordonsville, Virginia, where she lives and works today.

Derived from the title of one of the artist’s works, Keeper’s Keep alludes to British usage of the term “keeper” for “curator,” and plays on the double meaning of “keep” as both noun and verb. Aggie Zed is a storyteller whose works take us out...

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Saturday, September 19, 2015

A special Taubman Museum of Art permanent collection spotlight featuring dye transfer photographs by renowned hyperrealist artist Audrey Flack. These large-scale photo-collages by Flack present a mixture of still-life elements from the kitschy to the beautiful and mysterious, providing a treat for the eyes.

Transient Beauty: Audrey Flack, Photographs from the Collection is organized by the Taubman Museum of Art and will be on display April 11 - September 19, 2015 in the David R. and Susan S. Goode Gallery.

Exhibition thumbnail image: Audrey Flack, Leonardo's Lady, 1983, Dye transfer photograph, 28 1/2 x 26 13/16”, Gift of the Artist, 1996.207 

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Saturday, September 19, 2015

Featuring installations, ceramics, painting and works on paper by Atlanta-based artist Jiha Moon. Culling elements from American, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese combined with Western cultures, Moon’s work investigates the multi-faced nature of our current cultural identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore.

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome is organized in collaboration between the Taubman Museum of Art and Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts. This exhibition will be on display May 2 - September 19, 2015 in the Contemporary Gallery.

Exhibition thumbnail image: Jiha Moon, Guk-Sul-Yi, 2014,...

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

Presenting selections from the Taubman Museum of Art permanent collection by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, a widely known innovator of 19th- century Japanese woodblock printing. Featuring never-before seen prints highlighting two series: 100 Aspects of the Moon and Thirty-Six Ghosts, depicting the artist’s vivid imagination and superior draftsmanship.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Japanese Prints from the Permanent Collection is organized by the Taubman Museum of Art and will be on display May 23 - September 19, 2015 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.

Exhibition thumbnail image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, From the series “One...

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. This exhibition will be on display June 13 - September 12,...