Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions

Before Your Visit

What are the Museum's hours?
Where can I eat?
There are a number of great restaurants within walking distance of the Museum. City Market, located on Market Street across from the Museum, has a number of options, or check out Visit Roanoke for more suggestions.

Education and Programming

Where can I purchase a ticket for an event or program?
You can purchase tickets online by visiting each event’s web page. You can also visit the Museum’s Visitor Services Desk at 110 Salem Avenue in downtown Roanoke or call 540.342.5760. And unless otherwise noted, tickets for events and programs can be purchased at the door.
How do I register for an individual class or a summer camp at the Museum?
You can register online by visiting each event’s web page. You can also visit the Museum’s Visitor Services Desk at 110 Salem Avenue in downtown Roanoke or call 540.342.5760.
How do I register for a group tour?
Click here for information on how to register for group tours.
What is the application process for the college internship program?
Click here to learn more about the application process for an internship.
How to become a Museum class instructor?

What is the application process to be a Museum class instructor?
The Museum welcomes local artists interested in teaching a class in any medium. Teaching experience is required. Download the application here.

To apply, please provide:

  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Application materials should be submitted via email to Stephanie Fallon, adult education and visitor services manager, at sfallon@taubmanmuseum.org. Please understand that due to the Museum’s scheduling process, you may be contacted about teaching a course more than a year out.

Exhibitions

What is currently on display?
Click here to view what's on display today.
Where is the rest of the permanent collection?

The Museum rotates works from the permanent collection, providing variety for visitors while also giving individual works a necessary “rest” during which they can be stored away from damaging light waves and receive any necessary care. Contact the Visitor Services Desk at 540.342.5760 about a particular work to learn whether it’s on view or not.

Is photography permitted in the Museum?
Non-flash photography of works in the permanent collection is allowed for personal use. Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions unless noted. Flash photography, selfie sticks and tripods are prohibited.

Support, Donate, Memberhsip

How may I donate art to the Museum?
Click here to learn how to donate art to the museum.
How can I become a member?
Click here to learn more about our membership levels.
How do I apply to become a volunteer?
Click here to learn more about volunteering at the museum.

Appraisal, Gifts, and Loans

Can my artwork be displayed in the Museum?

The Museum is dedicated to supporting and promoting the work of living artists. If you would like the curatorial staff to learn more about your art, please provide the following:

  • Artist statement
  • Live link to website (preferred)
  • Resume or CV
  • High-quality images of your work
  • One-page exhibition proposal

Materials should be submitted via email to Amy Moorefield, deputy director of exhibitions and collections, at amoorefield@taubmanmuseum.org or mailed to the Curatorial Department's attention at 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011.

Please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like the materials returned. The staff will reply to all submissions within 60 business days. No phone calls, please. 

Can the Museum appraise my painting or object?

The Taubman Museum of Art cannot answer questions regarding the value, provenance or attribution of any work of art. Below is a list of reputable organizations that may be of assistance:

Telepraisal
American Society of Appraisers
Appraisers Association of America
Art Dealers Association of America 
National Institute of Appraisers

Will the Museum purchase one of my works?

The Museum may occasionally purchase art if the work relates to the mission and fulfills criteria set forth by the collections management policy. However, at this time the museum is not actively purchasing works.

Artists who would like for their work to be considered for purchase in the future should provide:

  • Resume
  • Artist Statement
  • High-quality images of your work
Materials should be submitted via email to Amy Moorefield, deputy director of exhibitions and collections, at amoorefield@taubmanmuseum.org, or mailed to Ms. Moorefield's attention at 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011. The deputy director will then forward the completed packet to the executive director and accession committee for consideration. Please note that such decisions can take several months. However, upon receipt of a proposal, the registrar will respond with an estimated review period.
Can the Museum help me preserve artwork?

The Taubman Museum of Art cannot assist with the preserving of art. Below is a link that will connect you with individuals who can.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works