Swoon’s art explores timely and complex issues, from personal and collective trauma to the power of art to heal and unite people during turbulent times. Striking, contemplative, and inspirational, her work is a powerful reminder of the potential for transformation that lies within us all.
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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.
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
John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Norah Gribble, 1888, Oil on canvas, acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2000
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978), Framed, 1946, Oil and graphite, 42 1/2″ x 33”, Acquired with Funds Provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust
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
The Taubman is your museum.
Free general admission — always. An exciting schedule of public gatherings and signature events. Extensive benefits for our members. Activities and learning opportunities for children of all ages. We invite you to meet us at the Taubman, whether in person or virtually, from wherever you happen to be.
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