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Steger Creek ThumbROANOKE, Va. (May 14, 2018) — From jewelry to scarves to home décor items and more -- the Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to welcome Steger Creek as the Museum’s new gift shop partner.

After opening to the public Thursday, May 31, the Museum and Steger Creek will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 7, at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Steger Creek is independently owned and operated by Michael and Alex Pace, who established their fine gifts and collectibles boutique nearly 15 years ago.

The Pace’s current Steger Creek location on Starkey Road will relocate and they will open two new locations: Steger Creek at the Taubman Museum of Art, and Steger Creek at the Railway Station, located at the Virginian Railway Passenger Station at the corner of Williamson Road and Jefferson Street, the latter of which will open around July 1.

SAS ThumbROANOKE, Va. (May 1, 2018) – From paintings to sculptures and from photography to jewelry, the Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present one of Virginia’s oldest and most anticipated outdoor art shows June 2-3 with the 60th Annual Sidewalk Art Show, presented this year by HomeTown Bank.

Nearly 140 artists from across the United States will gather on the streets immediately surrounding the Museum to display and sell their original artwork and fine craft. The show will run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and is free and open to the public.

“What makes this event so special is the opportunity to meet and talk with the exhibiting artists,” said Cindy Petersen, executive director of the Taubman Museum of Art. “And with a wide range of price points, everyone is sure to find a beloved new treasure to take home to enjoy.”

Morning Brew ThumbROANOKE, Va. (April 19, 2018) — From locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks to house made soups, sandwiches, salads, wraps and more -- the Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to welcome Morning Brew Coffee Company as the Museum’s new café partner.

Morning Brew Coffee Company is independently owned and operated by Toya Jones, a Roanoke native who also owns and operates the popular Dojo Grill food truck.

“It’s only natural and ideal for a coffee shop to want to be in or at least near an art museum district,” said Jones. “After several meetings with the executive director, the staff, board members and volunteers, it was clear that I wanted to make The Taubman Museum of Art home to Morning Brew Coffee Company. I’m a huge fan of downtown Roanoke. I used to live in downtown Roanoke and I am super happy to be back. I’m surrounded by all of the things that I love...art and coffee!”

Genesis ThumbROANOKE, Va. (March 10, 2018) — The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present Genesis Chapman: Fire on the Mountain, a new solo exhibition by the Museum’s first juried triennial winner, Genesis Chapman. The series documents the environmental impact of oil and gas pipelines across the United States, and reflects Chapman’s personal struggle with the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which will cross his homeland in Bent Mountain, Va., in several places.

The exhibition is on view March 10-Aug. 12, 2018, and is free and open to the public.

Chapman will give artist talks Friday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The talks are $8 for the general public, $5 for students and educators, and free for members.

Flower Bomber ThumbROANOKE, Va. (Feb. 9, 2018) — After a nearly eight month wait, Flower Bomber has finally taken flight. The site-specific installation by sculptor Paul Villinski is now on view through February 2019 in the City of Roanoke Atrium at the Taubman Museum of Art.

Originally slated for exhibition beginning in June 2017, the rental truck carrying the work was stolen outside of Villinski’s Long Island City, N.Y., studio the night before Villinski was to drive it to Roanoke. The truck and work were recovered a few days later, only a little worse for the wear. After some repair work this past fall, Villinski debuted Flower Bomber at the Taubman Feb. 9.

Representing one of the artist’s most ambitious projects undertaken to date, Flower Bomber weighs 750 pounds, has a wingspan of 30 feet and features a complex wooden structure with a skin of translucent fiberglass attached with 3,000 rivets. The work is a scaled-to-size World War II bomber airplane modeled after the North American B-25 Mitchell. Manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA), it is named in honor of Major General William “Billy” Mitchell, a legend of U.S. military aviation.

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