Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable In Memoriam

Dear Friends,

It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of a dear colleague and friend, Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable, the Museum’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections.

Patrick’s recent passing was unexpected, and we at the Museum are still processing the shock of losing someone so genuinely kind, intelligent, and insightful. We are in contact with his family and will post information regarding memorials as appropriate.

If you ever interacted with Patrick, then you know that art was his passion – from the challenge of digging-down-into-the-books to research an obscure detail to the joy of uncrating wondrous new works from lenders and the excitement of an exhibition opening weekend. And while art was his passion, he also had a true passion for people. He took great joy in touring the galleries with you – teaching you about the works, why he loved them, and why they were important.

Patrick mattered a great deal to us, and we have a feeling he meant a lot to you as well. Our sympathies go out to each and every one of you that were touched in some way by Patrick.

You can read more about Patrick’s accomplishments and the impact he had on our community and beyond in this Roanoke Times article.

We invite you to send your condolences to Patrick’s family at InMemoryofPatrick@TaubmanMuseum.org


Cindy M. Petersen
Executive Director

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