My Main Street – The Taube Museum

Taube

Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art
2 North Main Street,
Minot, ND 58703
Tuesday-Friday: 10:30 am-5:30 pm,
Saturday: 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Connect with the Taube Museum on their website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Artwork by Judy Bell

Artwork by Judy Bell

Founding organization

The Taube’s founding organization began in 1970. The museum moved to their current location in August, 1997.

Art featured

The Taube Museum primarily features contemporary art from local, regional, and national artists, as well as international artists.

Special Events and Programs

There are loads of special events at the Taube!

Artfest, North Dakota Student Art Show, Artcards Fundraiser, Soup It Up!, Run for the Arts,  Great Tomato Festival, Small Works Art, Revel in the Rubble, exhibits and auctions, and more!

See the Calendar of Events for more information.

Taube Museum art classArt Classes

Adult Art Class: Paint the Town Red offered on a monthly basis.

Educational

Educational programs include Goodnight, Art!, Gallery on Wheels, August Art Camp, A Start in Art, Paint a Purple Cow, Summer “Art”ventures, Youth Arts Month, Art Birthday Parties, and Tours with Art Activities.

Click the link to see more educational opportunities.

Inside the Taube

Inside the Taube

A little nostalgia and a long history

The building at 2 North Main has a long history. It began as the Jacobsen’s Hardware Store and Opera House in the early 1900s. In 1923, the building caught fire and sustained extensive damage. Jacobsen’s did not want to rebuild due to finances. So the small bank that was in the corner of the building bought the property and rebuilt into the Union National Bank. In the 1960s, the bank moved to a different more modern location.

2 North Main was then a USO for about ten years. After that, it sat empty for over 20 years and was then gifted to the Minot Art Association (our previous organization name).

Jacobsen's Photo from Digital Minot

Jacobsen’s
Photo from Digital Minot

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9 responses to “My Main Street – The Taube Museum

  1. Funny, it has the look of a bank building. There is an old bank in Bennington that has been turned into an art gallery – something about the space that seems conducive to such endeavors. That and the central location. 🙂
    very cool

  2. It looks quite a formidable building and yet sounds from the calendar of events, like a lot of fun.

  3. karenselliott

    It’s quite large inside, cavernous. Lots of marble, too. And they have a little gift shop as well.

  4. That’s a cool old building! I liked seeing both the present day and old time pics.

    • karenselliott

      I wasn’t able to find old pics on all my featured guests/businesses, but I did manage a few. And I just love looking at old pictures.

  5. Well, I do have some neat ole museums I like where I live, probably because I work for our historical Landmarks Society. The most popular one is the Railroad Ferry Depot Museum, situated right on the SF Bay. It was a real depot in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and Landmarks has made it into a museum with a neat 12-foot model of the town in that era, with the ferries, the trains, and the small village . Great history.

    • I love old RR stations and such. There is a great one up in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania (near where my mom grew up). There is also another good one in Jim Thorpe, PA (formerly Mauch Chunk) in PA. Also near where my mom grew up. I envy you your job, Pamela.

  6. I’m on the same wavelength with Shawn: I thought of a bank the minute I saw the first photo. I am amazed at the good job volunteers do at our local museums here in Shenandoah County, Virginia. The Woodstock Museum is in an old home with some very interesting artifacts and objects from past decades and centuries. The Strasburg Museum utilizes their own train station, so that adds a special flavor. The Edinburg Mill is in a monstrous old mill/granary facility that was still functioning as such when we came in 1976. Today it is a museum/visitor’s center. The Fort Valley Museum is in an old church. Each unique and wonderful in its own way.

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