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Canstruction Southwest VirginiaA can do event raising hunger awareness and collecting food through a colossal canned food sculpture competition

ROANOKE, VA (October 25, 2016) – Canstruction, a creative and competitive event featuring massive sculptures built entirely from cans of food, is returning to southwest Virginia with an exhibition at Roanoke’s Taubman Museum of Art.

This year’s exhibit will run for two weeks, with canned food sculptures—called cansculptures—on display from Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 20.

Winning cansculptures are revealed during opening night festivities, beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Douglas Wilson, Automata IX, and Automata III, Photo by Jeff Hofmann, Collection of Jane Gershon WeitzmanROANOKE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2016) — The Taubman Museum of Art was honored to bring together more than 400 of Southwest Virginia’s top female professionals and philanthropists for the annual Women’s Luncheon Monday, October 24, to celebrate women, art and education in the region. Kroger sponsored the event.

Tinks at the TaubmanROANOKE, Va. (Sept. 20, 2016) – Have you noticed a little pixie dust floating along the breeze on Salem Avenue? It’s likely due to the increased comings-and-goings between the Taubman Museum of Art and TINK’S PLACE, neighbors on one of downtown Roanoke’s prettiest and most bustling thoroughfares.

And the reason behind the comings-and-goings? The Taubman Museum of Art and Ninette White, the creator and proprietor of the eclectic home décor and gift boutique TINK’S PLACE, are pleased to officially announce a new retail venture sure to please art lovers and pixies alike: TINK’S AT THE TAUBMAN.

LegaciesROANOKE, Va. (Aug. 24, 2016) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the major posthumous exhibition, Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia, celebrating artists in Southwestern Virginia who shaped the region’s artistic landscape today. The exhibition is on view Aug. 27, 2016-Jan. 28, 2017, in the Museum’s new Special Exhibition Gallery.

The featured artists represent the very best artistic efforts of the region from the 1800s to the very recent past. Working in a variety of media from paintings to sculpture and from glass to jewelry, the artists’ works highlight the rich and fertile artistic ground that is the Roanoke Valley.

Sharon Von Senden, Jewels at Work, Photo by Lucas Zarebinski, Collection of Jane Gershon WeitzmanROANOKE, Va. (Aug. 10, 2016) — The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection, Sept. 3-Dec. 31, 2016.

The exhibition features more than 70 inventive examples of fantasy art shoes chosen from the Jane Gershon Weitzman collection, remarkable for their imaginative construction and elaborate adornment.

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