Upcoming Exhibition

January 24th – April 25th


Question Everything!

The Women of Black Mountain College

Curated by Kate Averett + Alice Sebrell

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Collaborations with Artists + Organizations

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Events

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BMCM+AC is supported by our members, a community as passionate about the legacy of Black Mountain College as we are. With sliding scale options, our members sustain our programs, collection, exhibitions and more. As a thank you, we offer our members some added benefits.

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OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, January 24, 5:30-8pm Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College Curated by Kate Averett and Alice Sebrell. In the midst of modernism, when the foundations of culture were under question, prompted by war and global crises, women were able to make...

ASHEVILLE FRINGE FESTIVAL

Saturday, January 25, 11am-5pm Fringe Festival: New Day by Robert Ladislas Derr In this Fringe Festival interactive performance, Derr casts the viewers as painters in a playful investigation of Kenneth Noland's painting New Day, 1967. Viewers apply the 41 color...

FILMS@BMCM+AC: DON’T KNOW WE’LL SEE THE WORK OF KAREN KARNES

Thursday, February 6, 7pm Don’t Know, We’ll See: The Work of Karen Karnes - Film Screening. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker Lucy Massie Phenix is an intimate study of the work and life of master clay artist, Karen Karnes. It takes the viewer into her...

PERSPECTIVES: BANA HAFFAR

Wednesday, February 12, 12-1pm  PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Workshop @BMCM+AC Join composer/musician Bana Haffar for an interactive experience with her graphic score Shed. In this hands-on workshop, Haffar will explain the process behind the composition and invite...

PERFORMANCE: BANA HAFFAR + THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

Thursday, February 13, 7pm Bana Haffar and Third Coast Percussion Grammy-winning Chicago-based percussion ensemble Third Coast Percussion and composer Bana Haffar debut the newly commissioned Shed for percussion and modular synthesizer. Drawing from the rich legacy...

PERFORMANCE: DAMSELFLY TRIO

Thursday, February 27, 7pm Damselfly Trio This concert will feature three works by BMC alumna Ursula Mamlok: the kaleidoscopic Der Andreas Garten for trio, Haiku Settings for soprano and flute, and Variations for solo flute as well as selections by composers George...

WORKSHOP: CONNIE BOSTIC

Saturday, February 29, 10am - 1pm  Bits and Pieces: Collage Workshop with Connie Bostic Working with images and text from magazines, photos, books, and other visual materials, we’ll spend a fun 3 hours making collages with artist Connie Bostic. Bring your own...

GALLERY TALK: DAVID SILVER

Thursday, March 12, 7pm When the College was Female a presentation by David Silver How did World War II affect Black Mountain College? What happened when most male students and young male professors left the college for the war? This presentation takes a deep dive...

POETRY READING

Saturday, March 21, 7pm The Pioneering Women of Black Mountain College: Looking Back + Looking Forward Mildred Barya, Melanie McGee-Bianchi, Alli Marshall, and Brit Washburn read some of their own poems and some by their favorite women poets and artists of Black...

CULTURE CLUB

Thursday, March 26, 7pm  Culture Club, in collaboration with BMCM+AC, presents “Forming Identity & Breaking Creative Boundaries.” This panel discussion will explore identity, individuality, and what it means to be an artist in our ever-evolving cultural...

{Re}HAPPENING 10

Saturday, April 11, 3-10pm  {Re}HAPPENING AT LAKE EDEN The {Re}HAPPENING is an annual afternoon and evening event at the historic campus of Black Mountain College – 15 minutes from Asheville. It is part art event, part fundraiser, and part community instigator,...

MARTHA KING IN CONVERSATION

Saturday, April 25, 4 - 5:30pm  Martha King in Conversation BMC alumna and writer Martha King joins us for a conversation with artist and BMCM+AC board member Connie Bostic followed by a reading from Martha’s recent book projects and a reception/book signing. FREE...

FAITH IN ARTS

Coming May 13-17, 2020 Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville will convene the inaugural Faith in Arts Institute, May 13-17, 2020 This four-day event will bring together acclaimed artists and scholars to explore the intersections of art, faith,...

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Exhibitions

Opening January 24th: Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College. This exhibition will celebrate the work and impact of the women associated with Black Mountain College, featuring borrowed works alongside pieces from the BMCM+AC collection by a wide-ranging group of artists including Anni Albers, Suzi Gablik, Ruth Asawa, Jo Sandman, M.C. Richards, and Hazel Larsen Archer.

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Our members sustain BMCM+AC, supporting our exhibitions, collection, programs and more. With sliding scale options, we hope that you’ll find a membership that works for you!