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Taubman Museum Presents Earthly Delights: Judith Leiber Handbags and Other Upcoming 2014 Exhibits

See the redesign of the Rosalie K. and Sydney Shaftman Gallery featuring never before displayed works from the Judith Leiber collection.  Judith Leiber creates exquisitely designed couture women’s accessories that blur the boundaries between function and art.

Thank You, the Ninth Annual Women's Luncheon Was a Great Success

The Ninth Annual Women's Luncheon raised $225,000. A sold out crowd of close to 800 people at the Hotel Roanoke and about 100 people in the museum's Black Box Theatre saw local leaders honored and former First Lady Laura Bush speak about literacy, education, and her time in the White House.

Taubman Museum Continues to Offer Free Admission Thanks to a $75,000 Gift from Advance Auto Parts

Roanoke, Va. (October 24, 2013) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it will continue to offer free admission to the museum after receiving a generous gift of $75,000 from Advance Auto Parts. In October 2012 a $150,000 contribution from Advance Auto Parts enabled the museum to begin offering free general admission to the public.

“This gift supports everyone who resides in and visits the Roanoke region,” says Executive Director of the Taubman Museum of Art Della Watkins.

Taubman Museum Announces This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

Roanoke, Va. (September 26, 2013) – The Taubman Museum of Art opened This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement on September 21, which runs through Saturday, January 14.

The exhibit presents the work of nine photographers from diverse backgrounds who in the 1960s lived and photographed from within the Southern Freedom Movement. They were "movement photographers," decidedly distinct from news photographers, and their images reflect that difference. 

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