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Taubman Museum of Art

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Address: 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone Number: 540.342.5760
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent atmosphere and interesting art

The art is different and thought provoking. Atmosphere is nice but a little warm. I'm hoping they expand.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
kshorne
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The art is different and thought provoking. Atmosphere is nice but a little warm. I'm hoping they expand.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Clean, neat, friendly staff. Close to parking. Free admission, donations accepted. Not the largest gallery, but lots of interesting things to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Budget about an hour to explore this museum. It is a bit on the smaller side (coming from a very large city) but it is well curated and fun to explore. Admission is free so there's no excuse not to visit.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had a fun time attending the preschool class on sculpture and then spent a lot of time with a 1 year-old and 3 year-old in the children's art section. Our kids loved playing with magnetic blocks, art supplies, costumes, and musical instruments. An incredible find for our family! Do check out the Cafe -- Norah's Cafe -- one of... More 

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Virginia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The population of Roanoke, VA is about 100,000 so I was surprised to find an Art Museum that housed art by Thomas Hart Benton, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Norman Rockwell and many more artists. And this museum won't break your wallet because thanks to a generous donation by a local business, admission to the general gallery is free.... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

As many other reviewers have mentioned, this museum isn't the Met. As far as art museums in Virginia go, the VMFA in Richmond and the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk are your go-tos for classic, comprehensive fine arts collections; they are both excellent and I love them. What the Taubman lacks in collection it makes up in spirit. I guarantee that... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is free and also promotes local artists. We are very glad to visit a museum like this one. The building is awesome and a great place to visit in summer as the town has a lot more happening.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I went her for a valentine date and were very dissappointed. The museum use to charge admission but now they do not. I told my husband I couldn't believe they charged to see the little that they had.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I planned to spend 1 to 1 1/2 hours after work on a Thursday night touring the art exhibits before going to dinner. The main gallery was closed for 8 weeks to set up a new exhibit. Here's the list of exhibits that were available: an interactive list of 'tweets' projected on a wall, one room of... More 

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Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Total waste of time from looking for a nearby safe parking space to a waste of space in the building itself. We did not feel safe walking to the building in that part of town. The design of the building definitely does not fit in with the majestic mountain views and surrounding buildings or the friendly homey feel of Roanoke.

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