We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Free Saturdays are GREAT!”

Taubman Museum of Art
Ranked #5 of 71 things to do in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed February 8, 2014

On saturdays, admission is free and they have great activities for little ones (10 and under). We have never been that impressed with the art collections, though. That being said, I love that they have such a cool space for the kids.

A downside - no food or drink allowed anywhere in the museum. (As a mother of a small infant, this was tricky). And the security guards are not very child friendly near the exhibits.

Thank vinylsbetter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (324)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

224 - 228 of 324 reviews

Reviewed December 21, 2013

It's hard to imagine how this could be any worse. A big, avant garde building, the museum is shoehorned in among a bunch of early 20th century brick structures. It looks totally out of place. Add to that the fact that the ground/ entry floor is in a flood plain and cannot display any art and you begin to get the picture. Once you get to the second floor, there is precious little to see, and apparently not enough money to bring in good traveling exhibitions.

Thank Larry M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 30, 2013

We visited the museum today. The transitional exhibit was the best part. It was a photo journey of Black Americans and civil rights. Some of the other exhibits I had to ask myself, "Who decides this is art?" There are some great pieces, but if you are like me and don't really have a BIG appreciation of art it might not be worth the trip. However, if you are just visiting Roanoke, it's free and something to do downtown.

Thank sntg4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 26, 2013

I have never visited the TMA, but from what I am told, not much to see and the view on the outside is a real eye sore for out beautiful city

Thank Kim F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The building is spectacular and a great addition to downtown Roanoke. For a small city museum it's pretty good. I was looking for their collection of folk art I had loved years ago when the museum was in the old building. Only a few pieces were on view. Lots of modern art that's interesting. A fabulous Sargeant and some nice American work from 19th century. Very moving civil rights era photo exhibit. Judith Leiber purses on display. Why? John Lennon/Yoko Ono peace exhibit a strange choice for an art museum. Put out more art and less fluff. Nice little museum shop.

Thank plant-nut
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Taubman Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing