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Taubman Museum of Art

110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
540.342.5760
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Ranked #11 of 29 Attractions in Roanoke
Type: Art Museums
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nc
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I say well worth a visit and not only because admission is free. the building itself is interesting and they have a cafe and gift shop. the exhibits change regularly and can be impressive.

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Staunton, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's sometimes difficult to rate a museum when a person has been to the Smithsonian, MONA, etc. but I enjoyed my visit to the Taubman. It is a small museum but one of the things I liked about it was its inclusion of local artists and their work. I wasn't thrilled with the current Beg, Borrow, and Steal exhibition but... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My grandchildren were coming for the weekend so I looked up things to do in Roanoke and it said a free day at the Art Museum . We have never been there so we did and I was totally pleasantly surprised at what was there. The girls age 10 and 5 had a wonderful time. The ladies that work there... More

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San Francisco
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It would be hard to complain about a free museum in a world class building. The permanent collection is certainly worth viewing and while the Modern art will not be to everyone's taste, they change exhibits often and frequently have gems. What they do not have is crowds. You can walk right up to each item and ponder as long... More

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Lynchburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ive been here many time. Although the space is limited cause it locate in downtown. Paintings are beautiful but there isnt much to see. The architecture of the building is what impressed me. It resembled the star. And you can look straight to the mill mountain star on the top of the mt.

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Charlottesville, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a rainy Saturday with 6 young kids and couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. The children's area was phenomenal. So much to do! All of the staff from the security, to front desk, to the kids area were very kind. The scavenger hunt helped keep the kids interested in the exhibits. I was truly impressed... More

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Shawsville, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This art museum is NOT super exciting. The only thing it has that is awesome is the children's art discovery and play area. I am glad I did not pay to visit this location. It is not worth visiting as a paid location. Glad it has free admission.

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Danville, VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Small, but well maintained. Great variety. Free admission sponsored by Advanced Auto Parts. My wife and I visited several years ago when it cost about $10 per person, a little pricey, but even then well worth the cost of admission. A "must see" now that it's free. The downstairs interactive arts area for children was very busy, appeared to be... More

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Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is so much potential with this museum. Roanoke needed it. It will keep Rnk on the map and I hope Rnk realizes that. The art often could be increased in quantity. Too much open, unutilized space that should be filled. Get local artists involved, school art depts, local government, etc. But for now...it will do. They are wise enough... More

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Danville, Virginia, United States
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my second trip to the Taubman Museum. As an art teacher I love to get ideas for things and artists my students can learn about. This museum has so many wonderful works of art it is difficult to say which is my favorite. Seeing works by artist names I recognize makes it even more fun. The children's creative... More

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