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E.V. Day: Divas Ascending

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Dates: June 18, 2021 to June 18, 2023
  • Times: Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
  • Admission: Free
  • The Taubman Museum of Art
    Location: Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE
    Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Phone: (540) 342-5760
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Artist E.V. Day has repurposed costumes from the New York City Opera archives to make Divas Ascending, a series of sculptures that transform familiar icons of women's empowerment and entrapment into new objects that confound conventional readings of these cliches.

Using tension to suspend, stretch, and shred garments and to create forms that the artist likens to futurist abstract paintings in three dimensions, Day has created work that transforms rigid symbols into a range of emotions: anxiety, ecstasy, liberation, and release.

This selection represents eight of the thirteen originally commissioned by New York City Opera.

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E.V. Day: Divas Ascending
  • 110 Salem Avenue SE
  • Roanoke, VA 24011
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  • Taubman Museum of Art
  • Free
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday