Taubman Museum of Art

Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke: Hours, Address, Taubman Museum of Art Reviews: 4/5

Taubman Museum of Art
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Andreas
7 contributions
Most great art museums have great cafés, but this is not the case at the Taubman museum. The person at the cash register (where one orders the food) had no idea what is on the menu and needed to ask the manager for everything. While the ingredients were fresh, the sandwiches were not what you would expect when you pay $10. The pastry products were all wrapped in Clingwrap foil and did not look appetizing. Overall, there is much room for improvement.
Written May 28, 2021
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Mike O
Roanoke, VA1,301 contributions
We came specifically to see the Dorothy Gillespie exhibit. And, we were quite impressed by the amount of her colorful and energetic work on display. Equally impressive, and greatly appreciated, were the corona virus safety procedures that were in place. Upon entering the building, we were immediately greeted by a young employee, wearing a mask and face shield, who explained the procedures to us; he would have given us masks if we had not already been wearing our own. We followed the one way signs, observed the prominently posted signs at the entrance to each gallery with person limits, and used the hand sanitizer stations that were found throughout the halls. My wife has been a long-time volunteer here and she enjoyed saying hi to a number of the staff and volunteers she had not seen for quite some time.
Written July 26, 2020
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DaDa
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We were drawn by the architecture of the building (done by a fellow who had spent several years working with Frank Gehry). The central lobby had an installation done by E.V. Day that was quite the 3D installation (dresses from prominent New York operas, suspended fancifully from the ceiling). The staff were knowledgeable and helpful and pointed out a number of things about the collection that would not have been obvious to the ordinary visitor. Roanoke is lucky to have such a place! Oh, and you can't beat the price: free!
Written May 1, 2022
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,623 contributions
The first thing I noticed with this museum was its striking architecture, which is a great representation of the beautiful art housed inside. They have a really fascinating exhibit on Afroturism in Costume Design, highlighting the costumes worn in Black Panther. They also have several programs for kids and adults, a Late Nights Series, and plenty of space to sit and admire the art. Admission to this beautiful museum is free.
Written February 21, 2022
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RandySherry
Incline Village, NV153 contributions
Couples
Nice collection of American art. Pleasantly surprised by how well the collection was curated and the quality of the art. COVID protocols in place makes it really easy to to take your time and see all the art without the pressure of moving on. Top it off with its FREE ADMISSION!!!!!

Go and enjoy.
Written December 19, 2020
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Will A
Roanoke, VA1 contribution
Solo
If you have ANY difficulty with wearing a mask, you are better off skipping this wonderful museum. I get head aches and my heart races to the point of panic attack. If you have any struggles they don’t want you there. I was in a gallery limited to ten people...alone...and I tried to stave off a panic attack by exposing just my nose and I was rudely snapped at and given no opportunity to explain. They would rather you visit on line rather than in person. It’s a good thing they have a private donor to make this free. If they had to depend on customer funding...
Written May 8, 2021
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Kim H
Roanoke, VA1,675 contributions
Family
Took the kids to see the Pop Art special exhibit and play in Artventure -- discovered the treat of the current Huntopia exhibit. Exhibits change often and typically feature a great variety of works. Beautiful space with a cafe, gathering areas (with checkers today), places to relax. Free general admission with special exhibits, ArtVenture (or just get a membership and become a supporter). Check out the events calendar. Staff has grown more responsive to visitors.
Written January 25, 2020
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Thanks so much for your review! We hope that you will visit soon and often.
Written January 26, 2020
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Brian B
Peoria, AZ1,035 contributions
Entry to the the museum is free. No mask requirement to see the art. Southern women artists were featured with some amazing paints. Also, 16th century tapestry with a video of actual one being bade. If you are in the area and enjoy art go see.
Written June 19, 2021
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laurieg470
Lynchburg, VA51 contributions
Couples
We decided to expand our horizons a little bit and give this museum a try while doing a weekend getaway in Roanoke. This is a lovely attraction, definitely worth the visit whether you like art or not I think there's a little something for everyone. A bit more contemporary than I would have cared for but still happy that I made the effort to visit. Love the Norman Rockwell and some of the more traditional pieces.
The staff was very friendly and informative. They were setting up for a wedding I believe that was happening after hours, lovely location for a function. Pleasant surprise this visit.
Written January 29, 2020
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Thanks so much for your review and your visit. We hope you will vist again soon!
Written January 31, 2020
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Jennifer B
World200 contributions
Friends
I recently visited the Taubman for the first time and was so impressed. The building itself is architecturally interesting and beautifully constructed. The staff were friendly and helpful. The cafe was an unexpected find. And there are all sorts of comfortable places to sit and rest in and near the galleries.

The exhibits themselves were gorgeous. A wide variety of art genres made for a feast for the eyes.
Written February 25, 2020
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Taubman Museum of Art is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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