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Taubman Museum of Art

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Address: 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone Number: 15403425760
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Taubman Museum. The art work on display at the time was well distributed and placed with good explanation of each piece and the facility... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
BobH22
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Lexington, Virginia
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Salem, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discover new delights with each visit. A wonderful view from the roof. A splendid reading room. And its FREE!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Taubman Museum should not be missed on a Roanoke. It's free to enter, often has children friendly activities, lively exhibits and a good cafe.

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Thank Donna G
Lexington, Virginia
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174 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Taubman Museum. The art work on display at the time was well distributed and placed with good explanation of each piece and the facility was neat and clean in appearance. Nice addition to the downtown area and very near the Center in the Square.

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Thank BobH22
Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This museum hosts a beautiful art collection. I really appreciated the variety that they had to offer. The building isn't hard to miss at all. The moment you drive into downtown Roanoke you know it's the captivating pointy one. Not sure about the fees other reviews are talking about but there is no general gallery admission fees. The upstairs pavilion... More 

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Thank Ikuraya
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

They have a neat exhibit right when you walk in for kids. They were doing professional pictures with Frosty the Snowman for free. The top floor had neat gardens and views of the city. There is an artistic center for kids where they can explore all kinds of hands on projects but that will cost $5 a kid. We walked... More 

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Thank David C
Virginia
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This was jammed into a space that is not convenient. No parking nearby. Does not fit in with local architecture. Been twice and both times was asking myself why am I here?

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72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I was here for the VAEA conference and we had an event at the museum. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. The architecture alone, is really nice. It is in a good location, walking distance from cute restaurants downtown. I would definitely stop by again the next time I am in town.

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Thank YummyTravelsX2
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a small museum with a few permanent pieces, but admission is usually free. They do host travelling collections which can be very interesting. I saw the travelling Fabergé exhibit in 2014 which was very nice. There are some nice art projects for the kids on the first floor.

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Thank Pixi32
Roanoke, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I maintain an annual membership and truly enjoy the programs and events offered at the Taubman. I think the staff and volunteers do a wonderful job. I even like the architecture, although I have heard that it was quite controversial... made me wonder what folks here would have said about something like the Seattle EMP. We moved here from San... More 

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Thank Erin C
Oklahoma City
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The architecture of the Taubman museum is outstanding. Reminds me of a sensible Frank Gerhry . The stairs are mildly disconcerting as they are frosted green glass lit from underneath. One gets a floating sensation. Be sure to visit the rooftop porch to get a great view of the H & C Coffee sign. As for their Judith Leiber purses,... More 

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TaubmanKristin, Visitor Engagement Coordinator at Taubman Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your great feedback. We wanted to let you know that we aren't doing away with our gift shop- it's moving! We are constructing a brand new gallery and shop space upstairs on the gallery floor. We hope the next time you're in town, you'll visit us again! Sincerely, Kristin Motley Visitor Engagement Coordinator Taubman Museum... More 

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