Art and Museums

Arts & Culture
4:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Printing the Future in 3D

by Beverly Amsler

3-D printers have quickly found a home on many college campuses and businesses in just the past few years.  One such printer in Western Virginia is geared toward educating the public on what the future holds. Star Trek fans are familiar with “replicators”.  You just tell the machine what you want and it immediately appears.  Science might not be that advanced yet but it’s well on its way.

At first glance, the MakerBot Replicator 2, located at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, looks like an ordinary inkjet printer, but. . .

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Wytheville Historic Landmark
9:16 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Skeeter's Hot Dogs & The Secret President

Skeeter’s World Famous Hot Dogs have been a Wytheville staple for nearly ninety years. But Skeeter Dogs aren’t all that make the brick building on Wytheville’s East Main Street a historic landmark. It’s also home to the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace and Museum.
 

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Virginia Association of Museums
4:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Illustration for "The Raven" by Artist James Carling, 1884
Edgar Allen Poe Museum, Richmond VA

The Virginia Association of Museums is out with its top 10 list of Endangered Artifacts in the state. The  list is intended to raise awareness about for care for the objects that tell Virginia’s stories.

The annual list serves as a companion of sorts, to the one put each year by Preservation Virginia, highlighting endangered places….the Virginia Association of Museum list though focuses on the items that live inside  museums, galleries and libraries.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono
4:00 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Imagine Peace: Virginia Exhibits

Yoko Ono - Cut Piece 1964 Performed by the artist on March 21, 1965 Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, NY Photo by Minoru Niizuma, Courtesy of Yoko Ono

Many people remember Yoko Ono for her connection to the Beatles.  But a Virginia Tech Professor says she’s always been a major contemporary artist in her own right, whose groundbreaking work is still relevant today. 

Two Exhibitions on Ono’s long career open next week at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke and the Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech. 

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Artist Suzanne Stryk
4:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Notes on the State of Virginia

Blue Spiral
Credit Suzanne Stryk

Thomas Jefferson’s influence on Virginia is the inspiration behind an exhibit currently on display at the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke.  

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