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.

Canstruction Southwest VirginiaA can do event raising hunger awareness and collecting food through a colossal canned food sculpture competition

ROANOKE, VA (October 25, 2016) – Canstruction, a creative and competitive event featuring massive sculptures built entirely from cans of food, is returning to southwest Virginia with an exhibition at Roanoke’s Taubman Museum of Art.

This year’s exhibit will run for two weeks, with canned food sculptures—called cansculptures—on display from Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 20.

Winning cansculptures are revealed during opening night festivities, beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4.

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