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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.”

Three women and a child looking at paintings in an artist's boothROANOKE, Va. (July 26, 2021) – 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 once again come alive with energy, creativity and inspiration during the 63rd Annual Sidewalk Art Show Aug. 21-22.

The show was completely virtual in 2020, then postponed this year from June to August due to COVID-19. With gathering and social distancing restrictions now lifted, the Museum is excited to invite art aficionados from across southwest Virginia and beyond to enjoy one of the Commonwealth’s premier fine arts shopping events. Following guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, attendees who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask during the event.

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.

Black and white photo of children playing a board game outsideROANOKE, Va. (July 20, 2021) — The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present Vantage Points: Contemporary Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art, on view now through Oct. 10, 2021. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, this exhibition features a selection of photographic works from the 1970s to the mid-2000s that highlights how photography has been used to represent individuals, places, and narratives. Drawn exclusively from the Whitney’s permanent collection, this presentation includes approximately twenty artists, including Diane Arbus, Gregory Crewdson, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Lyle Ashton Harris, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lorna Simpson, Andy Warhol, and Carrie Mae Weems.

These artists began working at a time when photography was becoming increasingly integrated into the art world. Technological developments permitted them to use many different photographic processes and to print their works in various sizes, including ones that would create an immersive impact. The photographs included in this exhibition range from seemingly straightforward representations to those with an imaginative or conceptual perspective that challenge traditional notions of photography as revealing a singular reality.

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ROANOKE, Va. (April 2, 2021) - The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present Opulence and Fantasy: Couture Gowns and Jewelry of Mindy Lam, a special spotlight exhibition in conjunction with the Museum's annual Women's Luncheon benefit. The exhibition is on view May 14-June 13, 2021, and is free and open to the public.

A celebrated artist and jewelry designer, Mindy Lam is known for her meticulously handcrafted jewelry featuring her signature woven metal lace adorned with precious metals, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and more. From couture pieces for the red carpet to ready-to-wear for an evening out, Lam's work is beloved by tastemakers and fashion influencers the world over.

national medal 250ROANOKE, Va. (March 18, 2021) — The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that the Taubman Museum of Art is among 30 finalists for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Taubman Museum of Art is one of only two institutions in Virginia to be selected as a finalist for this award, and one of only five art museums in the nation.

The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate significant impact in their communities. For more than 25 years, the award has honored institutions that demonstrate excellence in service to their communities. Since 1996, only 170 institutions have been recipients of the honor. Past winners can be viewed on the IMLS web site.

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