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Painting of woman in green dress and red turban with blue feather leaning against red backgroundROANOKE, Va. (June 7, 2022) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present Treasures of American Art: The Cynthia & Heywood Fralin Collection, on view now through Sept. 4, 2022.

The exhibition features 93 works from 64 American artists spanning the period of 1861 to 1975, collected over a period of 25 years by Cynthia and Heywood Fralin. It marks the first time all of the works will be on view together.

“The Fralins are among the nation’s most ambitious and discerning collectors of late 19th-century to mid- 20th-century American art,” noted Dr. Karl E. Willers, Taubman Museum of Art chief curator and deputy director of exhibitions and collections. “The Fralin Collection contains truly extraordinary examples of artworks by some of the best known and respected American painters of their time who continue to influence and inspire today - from Mary Cassatt to John Singer Sargent; from Winslow Homer to Norman Rockwell; from Georgia O’Keeffe and Grandma Moses to three generations of Wyeths: N.C., Andrew and Jamie.“

“All the works are meaningful to us in one way or another,” said Cynthia and Heywood Fralin. “We gathered the pieces in the collection first and foremost for our own pleasure and enjoyment, but with the idea that they would one day become teaching tools for future generations of students interested in American art.”

ROANOKE, Va. (June 4, 2022) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 64th Annual Sidewalk Art Show award winners.Three people standing in front of painting, the one in the middle holding a blue ribbon

This year’s guest juror, Corwyn Garman, principal at Experience Art and Exhibitions, and the former director of exhibitions and artist initiatives at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, selected the winners.

“Happiness was the overriding theme of this event,” said Garman. “Both that people were happy to be here, but also the intent of the artists’ work was to make others happy.”

64th Annual Sidewalk Art Show logo with dates June 4th and 5th 10 am to 5 pm dailyROANOKE, Va. (May 31, 2022) – From paintings to sculptures and from photography to jewelry, the Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce that the streets of downtown Roanoke will come alive with energy, creativity and inspiration during the 64th Annual Sidewalk Art Show this weekend, June 4-5.

More than 100 artists representing a wide array of media will display and sell their original artwork and fine craft during the show. The event will run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and is free and open to the public.

Specialty ice cream from Blue Cow will be available for purchase during the event so guests can enjoy a treat while they browse the artists’ booths, and a Beer and Wine Garden will be set up in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden for guests to enjoy.

Virginia Association of Museums logoROANOKE, Va. (March 11, 2022) – The Taubman Museum of Art was honored with the Virginia Association of Museums’ Innovation Award during VAM’s annual conference in Richmond Tuesday, March 8.

The Innovation Award was created to recognize museums that demonstrate a commitment to use their platform as a trusted source of information to build relationships with and create meaningful impact within their community, and begin conversations around important topics affecting the museum field and the world at large.

Joe Engel 2021 Grand Home Furnishings Best in Show WinnerROANOKE, Va. (Aug. 21, 2021) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 63rd Annual Sidewalk Art Show award winners.

This year’s guest juror, Seth Feman, deputy director for art and interpretation and curator of photography at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Va., selected the winners.

“My favorite thing about exploring the work today was seeing the creativity and inventiveness of so many artists,” said Feman. “It was really hard to choose the winners! There are just so many great works. When it came down to it, I decided to choose things that were not only very accomplished technically, but also showed a high level of risk-taking. I think right now we need creative risk-takers more than ever, and so I’m glad to champion their work in particular. Everyone who participated in the show has something to celebrate. The future seems very bright with so much creativity on display in Roanoke.”

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