The Taubman is simply a wanna-be art museum. Just because you fill it up with various displays of paper-mache items from all over the globe does not make it a great art museum.
D.R.I. ignorantly thought that the Taubman Art Museum was going to be this "magic magnet" to attract tons of tourists to downtown Roanoke, but they never came. If they had half a brain, they would have looked at how things were done better in other places, like Raleigh, NC ... where they stuck to the original plan and they INCLUDED an IMAX THEATER to help draw in more tourists. And it worked like a charm. Dumb, dumb D.R.I. and Roanoke City Gov't politicians. Shame on you for not being as smart as you thought you were.