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Taubman Museum of Art

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Address: 110 Salem Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1410
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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Where locals display their art

Nice displays on varied works of art, including pottery, purses, oil/water/acrylic paintings, paper mache, and "things" made from just about anything imaginable. No admission... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Patricia B
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit once a quarter just so see what is new. With it being free (except for some special shows) it is too good to pass up and always a surprise what you will find. It is like going to the Art Institute in Chicago without the 12 hour drive (and a bit smaller).

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Thank Michael C
PatWTMA, Guest Relations Manager at Taubman Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank YOU Michael! We will change things in Sept/Oct and then offer a ticketed exhibition in February on Impressionists (see website for details). Visit again soon :-) More 

Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Roanoke again this weekend with my in-laws. They have never been, so we stayed at Hotel Roanoke. We walked over to have breakfast, then I decided to take them to Taubman. It is conveniently located near the main drag. The building itself is a modern work of art. The staff are all friendly and helpful. There is... More 

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Thank Lisa S
PatWTMA, Guest Relations Manager at Taubman Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa!. Glad you enjoyed the galleries. There will be new things to see in mid-October and a ticketed exhibition of American Impressionists coming in Feb 2017. Come back & see us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited many museums both domestic and abroad . This was a delight ! We spent a few hours and strongly recommend it !

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PatWTMA, Guest Relations Manager at Taubman Museum of Art, responded to this review

We appreciate your visit and positive comments. Check our website and hope you'll return again soon! More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice displays on varied works of art, including pottery, purses, oil/water/acrylic paintings, paper mache, and "things" made from just about anything imaginable. No admission (donations accepted).

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Thank Patricia B
PatWTMA, Guest Relations Manager at Taubman Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you Patricia! Stay tuned to our website for great programs and exhibition changes - hope you will visit again soon. More 

Midland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an ultra modern gem in downtown Roanoke which is quite a contrast to the historical area next to it. it is worth seeing the museum for the building. It has 10 galleries to view, but several were not open since they were getting ready for new exhibits.

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Thank Thayer B
PatWTMA, Guest Relations Manager at Taubman Museum of Art, responded to this review

Glad you could visit Thayer! New exhibitions will be in place mid-October and then change again in February. See our website for info & we look forward to your next visit! More 

Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits frequently change. George Washington an Norman Rockwell were great and now gone. The current Eye of the Needle is a spectacular demonstration of turning the mudane iinto gorgeous in situ exhibit!

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Thank RandolphTC
PatWTMA, Guest Relations Manager at Taubman Museum of Art, responded to this review

We appreciate your visit and review Randolph! Exhibitions will be changing in mid October and again in February. Check our website for more info & come back soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling to Roanoke one of the first buildings that will stand out and not in a good way, would be the Taubman hanging over the bridge. Why anyone would design such an ugly building in a historic area is beyond me. They do, at times have interesting works of art. Great for families or just a single person strolling through.... More 

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Thank Dorie H
PatWTMA, Guest Relations Manager at Taubman Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit Dorie and we're glad you enjoyed the galleries. Randall Stout designed the building to simulate the mountains and landscape around Roanoke. Hope you will visit again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An eclectic mix of mainly modern art. Many of the artists have connections to the Roanoke area. The current offering includes two room size installation pieces by local artists who juxtaposition suggests the dream-life ephemeral and the other the earth bound and solid. Free and worth a look as is the beautiful museum building itself.

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Thank John N
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the exterior. The building looks like a bunch or metal welded together from a wrecked spaceship, and every time we travel and people learn we are from Roanoke they ask us about this building. There is quite a division here amongst locals, those who like its "artistic" appearance, and those who think it was a... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard good things about this museum but where pleasently surprised at the awesome contemporary installations. This is not a lrge museum but a great one to spend 2 hours in if you enjoy art.

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