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"Play" Member-exclusive Exhibition Preview

Saturday, September 09, 2017

10:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for a Member-exclusive Preview Day!

Play: Toys Reimagined as Art highlights artists who use toys to create magically transformative installations and participatory experiences for the "kid in all of us." Focusing on curiosity, imagination and problem solving, the artists in Play create experiences that reflect on the nature of wonder and delight in art. As a member, this special ticketed exhibition is always FREE for you to attend!

At the Member-exclusive Preview Day, you'll get to enjoy the following: 

Curator's Tour I
11-11:45 am | Special Exhibition Gallery
Join Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections Amy Moorefield for a guided curator's tour of Play.
Space is limited. Members only.
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Curator's Tour II
12-12:45 pm | Special Exhibition Gallery
Can't make the earlier tour with Amy? Hop on this tour for the same great insights from the curator.
Space is limited. Members only.
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Live from the Belly of the Beast! : Distinguished Speaker talk by artist Billie Grace Lynn
2-3 pm | Taubman Theater
Meet exhibiting artist Billie Grace Lynn, whose interactive and inflatable sculptures spark discussion and raise awareness about environmental and conservation issues. Learn more about her artistic practice and the meaning behind her White Elephants on view in Play
$8 | Members free
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What's Your White Elephant? Interactive Performance with Artist Billie Grace Lynn
3:30 pm | Special Exhibition Gallery
Participate in an interactive performance with Billie Grace Lynn in the Play galleries. Climb inside one of her inflated, Ripstop nylon white elephants with her and share what your "white elephant" is. 
Members only | Registration not required 

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Play: Toys Reimagined as Art is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Taubman Museum of Art Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, with assistance by Eva Thornton, Taubman Museum of Art Curatorial Coordinator. It is generously supported in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission; Member One Federal Credit Union; Arkay Packaging; WDBJ7; the Virginia Tourism Corporation and Virginia Is For Lovers; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. 

The Member-exclusive Preview Day is sponsored by:

The Roanoke Times


Above Image: Billie Grace Lynn (American, Contemporary), White Elephant I and II, 2007, 8' x 6' x 10' and 10' x 6' x 8' respectively, Ripstop nylon, chiffon, electric fan, Courtesy of the Artist

Images Left to Right: Jon Rolph (British, Contemporary) Paint (film still),  Stop motion animation with Legos, Courtesy of the Artist

Herb Williams (American, Contemporary) Call of Couture (Loius-Vouitton Doberman), Crayola Crayons, Courtesy of the Artist

Jason Scroggin (American, Contemporary) Massimals (detail), 2010, Mixed media, Courtesy of the Artist