Not as small as one may expect, the Taubman Museum of Art has a new building, as modern as any, with an open design and lots of light. The work on display is also progressive. There was a show up of photographs from the 1963-65 Civil Rights era in Alabama and Mississippi and an interactive work by Yoko Ono about peace. They have a good collection of outsider art prominently displayed and an exhibition of works from the permanent collection. One of those is The Cotton Picker by Thomas Hart Benton. Roanoke is a city with a lively downtown area but it is manageably small.
- Virginia Tech Arts Director Curates Yoko Ono Exhibit at Taubman (theroanokestar.com)