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Take a 30-second tour of the new Taubman exhibits
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Taubman Museum of Art has five new exhibitions, four of which debuted last week. With art, sometimes it's best to show rather than tell. So here's a miniature tour: six videos, six seconds each — but it's only a teaser for the real thing. Click on the speaker button to hear more information about each exhibit (and make sure your audio is on).
French painter Jean Helion was a leading figure in the Paris art world but had vital roots in Virginia. Bill White of Hollins University curated this exhibition, with additional loans from the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University in Roanoke. Open until May 25.
For John Cage's centennial year, the Taubman's "John Cage: The Sight of Silence" exhibit features over 60 watercolors and works on paper created at the Mountain Lake Workshop in Blacksburg, Virginia. Open until May 18.
25 YouTube musicians posted interpretations of John Cage's famous silent composition 4'33", which Tyler Adams collected as one video called Performing Silence. This exhibit features video and film works by two artists, paying tribute to John Cage in different ways. Open until June 1.
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