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Tastings at the Taubman

ROANOKE, Va. (Jan. 2, 2017) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present Tastings at the Taubman, a new series of events celebrating the art and craft of wine and spirits.

“Interest in fine wines, craft brews and artisanal spirits has really blossomed in our area over the past few years,” said Holly DiGangi, deputy director of development at the Museum. “We experienced this firsthand with the growth of our annual International Wine Festival, now in its fourth year. Building on the momentum of that festival, we decided to broaden into a series of tasting events so we can offer something for everyone.”

The Tastings at the Taubman events include the following:

The museum was pleased to welcome Jane Gershon Weitzman as keynote speaker for our 2016 fundraiser. The Women’s Luncheon is an annual fundraiser celebrating women, art and education. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s dynamic roster of exhibitions and programming.

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.

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