For those of you that do not know me personally - I feel like I'm at an AA meeting. Hello my name is Mika and I'm an art addict. Taubman Museum of Art is only one of many museums in Roanoke. I chose Taubman's while I was researching the area. They simply offered more of what I wanted to see!
As with most museums photography was not allowed in 90% of the areas. For those areas I will link directly to their website.
Welcome to Roanoke!
Taubman Museum of Art
Art Venture was the first area I visited inside the museum. It was inspiring to watch the children reading/painting and opening their beautiful creative minds!
I took this photo for Tamara. :)
Matching Anne Ferrer sculpture from the lobby.
Left: "Quilting Memory Painting by Helen La France
Right: "Self Portrait" by Mose Tolliver
This painting was my favorite of all the "Folk Art"
Artist: Theresa Disney
Artist: Theresa Disney
These were the most unusual pieces. "Buster in Cage 2004" by Marvin Francis who is incarcerated in North Point Training Facility, KY. The most amazing part - they were made with materials Mr. Francis had access to in the facility. Proving you can literally make something from nothing!
Also on exhibit when I visited:
Faberge collection - over 100 separate pieces collected from 1899-1917 ranging from cigarette holders to crystal stamp viewers. Most were originally owned by Tsar Nicholas II.
Edward Burtnysky- Collection called "Oil" Mr. Burtnysky shows us in full detail the impact we make on the Earth and on one another. An absolutely beautiful photography collection worth viewing!
American Art from the Permanent Collection - Of course this exhibit was my of my favorite if for no other reason than I was able to view amazing American Impressionists paintings. I love Impressionism and was thrilled to have the honor of gazing upon such strong pieces from a lost era.
State of the Art: Virginia Crossroads - A vast collection of artists from the area (and around Virginia) ranging from sculptures to photography and everything in between. I spent more time in this section than I realized, mainly due to the fact the guard talked me to death! lol
Harold Little - A wonderful painter and Printmaker
That's it folks! If you enjoyed my little review please let me know!
Street art outside of the museum. Buy the print here.
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