Frequently Asked Questions

Before Your Visit

What are the museum's hours?
Where can I park?
Where can I eat?

Education and Programming

Where can I purchase a ticket for an event or program?
How do I register for an individual class or a summer camp at the museum?
How do I register for a group tour?
What is the application process for the college internship program?
What is the application process to be a Museum School instructor?

Exhibitions

What is currently on display?
Where is the rest of the permanent collection?
Is photography permitted in the museum?
What artwork will be installed on the first floor?

Support

How may I donate art to the museum?
How can I become a member?
How do I apply to become a volunteer?

Appraisal, Gifts, and Loans

Can my artwork be displayed in the museum?
Can the museum appraise my painting or object?
Will the museum purchase one of my paintings?

 

 

What are the museum’s hours?
The museum is open:

  • Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Every Thursday & first Fridays until 9:00 pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday

For more visitor information and directions, click here.

Where can I park?
The most convenient parking to the museum is in the Tower Garage, 19 Norfolk Avenue, a short walk from the museum's front doors. A limited amount of free two hour parking is available behind the museum along Norfolk Avenue. For a more detailed list of parking locations, visit the Downtown Roanoke map here or download the PARK Roanoke map here.

Where can I eat?
There are a number of lunch spots in downtown Roanoke, including Norah’s Café right in the museum, the City Market Building across the street, or check out Visit Roanoke for more suggestions.

Where can I purchase a ticket for an event or program? 
Unless otherwise noted on our website or on promotional materials, tickets for educational programs and events can be purchased at the door.

How do I register for an individual class or a summer camp at the museum
You can register for a class in the Museum School in any of the following ways:

  • Online (follow the class title links)
  • By Phone, call 540.342.5760
  • By Mail, mail check to Taubman Museum of Art c/o Museum School, 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • In Person

How do I register for a group tour?
The museum offers tours of our special exhibitions and permanent collection to groups of ten or more people Tuesday-Friday. These docent led tours allow visitors to learn more about the artwork on display. Call or email today to schedule a tour.

To schedule a school tour, please contact Hillary Hardison, School and Outreach Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org

To schedule an adult or college tour, please contact Hillary Hardison, School and Outreach Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org

To schedule Art Venture Group Time, please contact Hillary Hardison, School and Outreach Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org

What is the application process for the college internship program?
The museum seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates who are passionate about the arts and curious about museum work. Our internship program is a hands-on learning experience and provides students with a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at museums. For more information, click here.

To apply, please provide:

  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application materials should be submitted via email to Cindy Petersen, Deputy Director of Education, at cpetersen[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org

What is the application process to be a Museum School instructor?
The museum welcomes local artists interested in teaching a class in the Museum School. Any medium. All skill levels. Teaching experience required. Download the application here.

To apply, please provide:

  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Application materials should be submitted via email to Cindy Petersen, Deputy Director of Education, at cpetersen[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org

What is currently on display?
The museum houses a variety of special exhibitions in addition to its rich permanent collection. For more information on what is currently in the galleries click here.

Where is the rest of the permanent collection?
At any given time, 1-6% of the museum’s 2,155 work permanent collection is on display. This allows the museum to rotate what visitors see, providing variety but also allowing the museum to give individual works a necessary “rest,” during which they can be stored away from damaging light waves, and receive any necessary care.

Is photography permitted in the museum?
Permanent collection works on display may be photographed for visitors’ personal use. However, if lenders or artists have requested that no photographs be taken of their works while on loan, the museum must honor that request. Please look for signage at the entrance of each gallery and/or near the label of each work to see if photography is permitted.

What artwork will be installed on the first floor?
The museum’s curators actively work to fill the stunning atrium with large works by living artists. For a list of upcoming exhibitions, click here.

How may I donate art to the museum?
Thank you for considering donating artwork to the museum. Potential donors may complete a proposed donation sheet, then email it to Mary LaGue, Registrar, at mlague[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org, or mail a copy to the registrar’s attention to 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke VA 24011. The registrar will then forward the completed sheet and any attached documents to the Executive Director and Accession Committee for consideration. Please note that such decisions can take up to several months. However, upon receipt of a proposal, the registrar will respond with an estimated review period.

How can I become a member?
Becoming a member of the museum is easy and can be done in any of the following ways:

  • By phone, call 540.342.5760
  • Online, follow the links on the membership page
  • In-person

For more information on becoming a member, click here.

Can my artwork be displayed in the museum?
The museum is dedicated to supporting and promoting the work of living artists. If you would like the curatorial staff to learn more about your art, please provide the following:

  • Artist statement
  • Live link to website (preferred)
  • Resume or CV
  • High quality images of your work
  • One-page exhibition proposal

Materials should be submitted via email to Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions at amoorefield[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org, or mailed to the Curatorial Department's attention at 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke VA 24011.

Please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like the materials returned. The staff will reply to all submissions within 60 business days. No phone calls please. 

How do I apply to become a volunteer?
The museum is always looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to serve as docents, to work in Art Venture, and to assist in visitor services. For more information and to apply to become a volunteer, click here.

Can the museum appraise my painting or object?
The Taubman Museum of Art cannot answer questions regarding the value, provenance, or attribution of any work of art. Below is a list of reputable organizations that may be of assistance:

Telepraisal

American Society of Appraisers

Appraisers Association of America

Art Dealers Association of America 

Will the museum purchase one of my paintings?
The museum may occassionally purchase art if the work relates to the mission and fulfills criteria set forth by the collections management policy. However, at this time the museum is not actively purchasing works.

Artists interested in their work being considered for purchase in the future please provide:

  • Resume
  • Artist Statement
  • High quality images of your work

Materials should be submitted via email to Mary LaGue, Registrar, at mlague[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org, or mailed to the registrar’s attention at 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke VA 24011. The registrar will then forward the completed packet to the the Executive Director and Accession Committee for consideration. Please note that such decisions can take up to several months. However, upon receipt of a proposal, the registrar will respond with an estimated review period.