Swoon Opening Celebration
Nov 04, 2023
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Please note that Online Ticket Sales have closed. You can still purchase tickets at the door this evening!
Live music, street performers, dancers, open galleries, food trucks, drinks, red carpet photo opps, and more!
Don’t miss the Opening Celebration for the Taubman’s newest special ticketed exhibition, Swoon.
Featuring the work of internationally renowned street artist and printmaker Caledonia Curry/Swoon, this is an evening you don’t want to miss!
Street Party 7-8 pm
We’ll kick off the evening with a Street Party like no other – get your red carpet photo taken, grab a drink from the bar, check out the food trucks, take selfies with Miss Kitty’s Society for Wayward Cosmonauts stilt walkers, dance along with live music from members of Music Road Co, and more!
Open Galleries 8-11 pm
Doors to the Museum open at 8 pm sharp!
Once inside, the festivities continue – take a spin on the dance floor with music from D.C.’s own DJ Natty Boom, meet the artist in the galleries, create your own Swoon-inspired street art, learn your future from one of the fortune tellers, get some temporary body art from Electric Eye Custom Tattoos, check out the special Swoon mix from The Candy Store, visit the selfie station, plus lots of other fun surprises to create an evening you’ll be talking about for a long time.
Get your tickets today – these Opening Celebrations always sell out!
Advance Tickets: $20 Members | $25 General Public
Day of Tickets: $35
*Includes 1 drink ticket
Want to take advantage of the Member pricing? Join today, and you’ll also get a number of other benefits like unlimited free admission to Swoon, invitations to Member-exclusive events, discounts on classes, free reciprocal membership at select museums, and more.
Swoon is organized and curated by the Taubman Museum of Art in collaboration with the Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe.
The Street Party + Opening Celebration are generously sponsored in part by Blue Ridge Beverage, Carl and Betsy Bumgarner, Beverly and Leon Harris, TXTUR, Veracity, Halifax Fine Furnishings, Interactive Design Group, Julie Haynes Lawrence, Lighting Ninja, Inc., Southwest Virginia Ballet, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Karen Kalbfleish and Rick Butler, The Candy Store, The Conner Group, Lionberger Construction, Lee Woody.
Exhibition and educational programming for Swoon is generously supported in part by The Dorothea Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc., Ginny Jarrett, Roanoke Arts Commission, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Arkay, Carilion Clinic, Beverly and Leon Harris, Blue Ridge Beverage, LeadPoint Digital, Marsh McLennan Agency, Tom and Mary Evelyn Tielking, Veracity, Debra Meade and Hazel Bernard, Sibyl Fishburn, Reid’s Fine Furnishings, Suzanne Thorniley, Dr. Bonnie L. Hennig Trestman and Dr. Robert L. Trestman, and Kathy Killian.
George 1, 2016, block print, coffee stain, and gouache on mylar, 84 x 69 inches, courtesy of the artist and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe
Miss Rockaway (Mirrored), 2016, cut paper on found object, 48 x 35 x 3 inches, courtesy of the artist and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe
The Unstruck/7 Contemplations, 2020, wood, silkscreen, acrylic gouache, 44 x 44 x 2 inches, courtesy of the artist and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe
Eidophone 111, 2022, cut paper and acrylic gouache on panel, 24 x 18.75 x 0.25 inches, courtesy of the artist and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe