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Looking Anew and Beyond: Contemporary Romanian Art from the Collection of the Arthur Taubman Trust
Including more than 100 contemporary works in a variety of media, Looking Anew and Beyond: Contemporary Romanian Art from the Collection of the Arthur Taubman Trust provides a discerning look at the range and variety of art that has emerged in Romania over recent decades.
Through examples of painting, drawing, photography, multimedia projects, as well as new electronic presentations, both well-established and newly emerging artists highlight groundbreaking and inspiring practices from southeastern Europe.
65th Annual Sidewalk Art Show
Hosted on the streets immediately surrounding the Museum, the annual Sidewalk Art Show has become one of Southwest Virginia’s most anticipated events, boasting a reputation as a premier destination for fine art shopping.
All of the works exhibited are for sale including original paintings, prints, watercolors, etchings, mixed media, fine art photographs, fine crafts, and sculpture.
100+ Artists | Beer + Wine Garden | Free Admission!
Late Nights: Performances and Ball with the International Iconic House of Ninja and Fashionista Roanoke
Late Nights: Performances and Ball with the International Iconic House of Ninja and Fashionista Roanoke will feature an evening of fantastic music, dance and fashion!
Mix and mingle with music by legendary DJ Chip Chop, who has collaborated with Madonna, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and more.
Learn about the history of Ballroom, an African American and Latinx underground LGBTQI+ culture that originated in New York City in the 1960s, celebrating their contributions to fashion, dance, music and performance, followed by a performance from the House of Ninja!
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Wonders of Glass: From the Collection of Susan S. and David R. GoodeView Exhibit
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The Permanent Collection
The Taubman Museum of Art has more than 2,000 works in the collection, from the 10-foot sculpture Art World by James Harold Jennings to the inch-and-a-half square photograph Maggie on Beach with Dog by Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins, and from 3,500-year-old Egyptian Ushabiti ceramic figures to contemporary Roanoke artists.
These works are shown on a rotating basis in exhibitions in the Fralin Center for American Art, the Museum’s main gallery level on the second floor. Explore a sample of selected works from the collection below.
Petah Coyne (American, Born 1953), Atlanta Gal, 1996-1997, Melt resistant wax over candles, ribbon, and steel, Partially acquired with funds provided by the Cherry Hill Endowment and by the Estate of Mary Ella Eckman
John Cage (American, 1912-1992), Not Wanting To Say Anything About Marcel Plexigram II, 1969; silkscreened Plexiglas mounted in walnut base, 14 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ x 14 1/2″, Purchased with funds from the Cherry Hill Endowment. 2006.005.001a‑i, .002
Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929), Jimmie O’Donnell, 1924, Oil on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2001.002nt
John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Norah Gribble, 1888, Oil on canvas, acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Frail Charitable Trust, 2000
Robert Riggs (American, 1896-1970), The Brown Bomber, 1938, Tempera on panel, Taubman Museum of Art, Acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2000.003
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