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TAUBMAN MUSEUM OF ART                               540-342-5760     www.taubmanmuseum.org                                                         
110 Salem Avenue, SE, Roanoke, VA 24011           

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Taubman Museum of Art has about 2,155 pieces in its collection, from the 10-foot scupture "Art World" by James Harold Jennings to the inch-and-a-half square photograph "Maggie on Beach with Dog" by Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins, from 3,500-year-old Egyptian Ushabiti ceramic figures to contemporary Roanoke artists.

The Museum's permanent collection focuses on American art, with an emphasis on the artistic expressions of the Western Virginia and the Appalachian region. The collection has included works by Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer and Childe Hassam.

DIRECTIONS: From US I-81 Virginia Exit 143 (581 / Roanoke) to Exit 5, towards Downtown (stay in left lane) Merge onto Williamson Road, travel 0.2 miles Right onto Salem Avenue Taubman Museum of Art is on the right.

From Lynchburg, VA and points east (460 West) 460 West becomes Orange Avenue Left onto Williamson Road, travel 0.7 miles Right onto Salem Avenue Taubman Museum of Art is on the right.

From 220 north and points south 220 N becomes I-581 N in Roanoke to Exit 4E, Orange Avenue East First right onto Williamson Road, travel 0.7 miles Right onto Salem Avenue Taubman Museum of Art is on the right.

PARKING:  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. Accessible parking spaces are located behind the museum on Norfolk Avenue, where sidewalk access easily leads around the cafe to the main entrance on Salem Avenue.

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TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Cement walkways accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.

ENTRANCE:  An entry ramp is located at the security entrance behind the museum on Norfolk Avenue. The main entrance on Salem Avenue has power assist doors.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located in the atrium and on the second floor in the multi-stalled restrooms   Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls.  Handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Wrist blade faucets.  Lowered towel racks and accessories.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women.

ELEVATOR:  Two public elevators provide access to the second floor. Serves all levels.  Buttons in braille, recessed, raised.

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SPECIAL SERVICES:
For guests with visual disabilities, there are large-print gallery guides and floor plans are available at the front desk and in Art Venture. Touch plate replicas of several pieces of the permanent collection available in Art Venture. An art history activity with a multi-sensory guide is available upon request in Art Venture.

Visual Descriptions — A docent can provide visual description during tours if requested three weeks prior the visit. The Taubman Museum of Art is collaborating with Voices of the Blue Ridge to bring multi-sensory programming to the museum.

For guests with hearing disabilities, the museum’s Black Box Theatre and Advance Auto Parts Auditorium feature hearing amplification systems available with a two weeks' notice with the collaboration of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center. Audio amplification devices can also be requested for docent-lead tours with two weeks' notice.

A Sign Language Interpreter is available upon request three weeks prior to the visit or performance.

For guests with mobility disabilities, all public areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair spaces are provided for all events and programs.

There are five wheelchairs available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis from the front desk. All activities on the Art Venture mezzanine are also offered in the work stations on the ground floor.

For guests with children, they have a family friendly atmosphere where children, youth and their families can paint, explore printmaking, draw, build, create while being inspired by music, tap into their imagination and investigate 3D printing.

Every Saturday the museum offers a variety of creative projects and fun exploratory activities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accepted credit cards: V,  MC,  AE and DS.  Free admission. Closed Mon. & Tues. Open Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun noon-5. Third Thursdays & First Fridays: 10-9:00. Art Venture Hours: Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun noon-5. Closed New Year's Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The Museum closes early at 2 pm on Christmas Eve.

 

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