Exhibition features 30 significant works on view together for first time ever by renowned artists such as John Singer TMA American Impressionism Descending the Steps Hassam NewsSargent and Frederick Childe Hassam

ROANOKE, Va. (Feb. 1, 2017) — The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present American Impressionism in the Garden, a special ticketed exhibition featuring significant paintings and sculptures by renowned American artists who celebrated gardens as a compelling subject during an era of vibrant gardening culture. On view for the first time together, these works by artists such as John Singer Sargent and Frederick Childe Hassam explore the tremendous impact of the Impressionist art movement (1880-1910) on American artists at the turn of the 19th century.

The exhibition is on view Feb. 19-May 14, 2017, with a member preview day Feb. 18. Tickets are available at or by calling 540.342.5760. Member tickets are free. For those who are not members, exhibition tickets for adults (18 and older) are $8; college students and seniors (65 and older) are $6; and youth (17 and under) are free.

ROANOKE, Va. (Jan. 20, 2017) — The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present a spotlight focus on the artistic output of Romare Bearden TMA Bearden The Family News(American, 1911-1988), one of America’s most well known Modernist artists, with the exhibition Romare Bearden: Pictures of America. The exhibition is on view Jan. 28-June 18, 2017, and is free and open to the public.

Tying loans to a work in the Taubman Museum of Art’s permanent collection, Pictures of America highlights Bearden’s complex and colorful art. Rooted in the history of western, African and Asian art, as well as in literature and music, Bearden found his primary motifs in his personal experiences in the life of his community.

TMA Lunar New Year News

ROANOKE, Va. (Jan. 16, 2017) — The Taubman Museum of Art, Local Colors and Roanoke Valley Sister Cities invite the community to celebrate Lunar New Year Saturday, Feb. 4, 12-3 p.m. at the Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Ave. SE.

The event was formerly known as Chinese New Year but recently was renamed Lunar New Year to be more inclusive to all the Asian communities that celebrate the holiday, which is a time when families mark the changing of the year with special foods, gifts and customs.

Tastings at the Taubman

ROANOKE, Va. (Jan. 2, 2017) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present Tastings at the Taubman, a new series of events celebrating the art and craft of wine and spirits.

“Interest in fine wines, craft brews and artisanal spirits has really blossomed in our area over the past few years,” said Holly DiGangi, deputy director of development at the Museum. “We experienced this firsthand with the growth of our annual International Wine Festival, now in its fourth year. Building on the momentum of that festival, we decided to broaden into a series of tasting events so we can offer something for everyone.”

The Tastings at the Taubman events include the following:

The museum was pleased to welcome Jane Gershon Weitzman as keynote speaker for our 2016 fundraiser. The Women’s Luncheon is an annual fundraiser celebrating women, art and education. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s dynamic roster of exhibitions and programming.

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