MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY

Sunday, December 1 – 1pm to 5pm Be a patron! Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will be offering 10% off all merchandise and special discounts on select Jargon Society books on November 30 and December 1, the weekend of Museum Store Sunday. We will also...

John Cage + the Rasa Aesthetic: Prepared Piano at BMCM+AC

Guest blog post from Casey Edwards On Thursday, August 2, 2019, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center had the pleasure of hosting Guggenheim Fellow Amy Williams for a recital of John Cage’s famous Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, part of BMCM+AC’s...

Alma Stone Williams Collection

Within the BMCM+AC Permanent Collection, we house a number of collections specific to alumni and faculty of the school, offering unique insight into what Black Mountain College was like from a wide range of perspectives. In this guest blog post from BMCM+AC Archival...

PERFORMANCE: SI OTSEDOHA (WE’RE STILL HERE)

Thursday, November 21 – 7pm The Cherokee Chamber Singers perform “Si Otsedoha (We’re Still Here)” by William Brittelle.  In 2017, Cherokee student leaders assembled a forum for open discussion on what it means for them to be Cherokee in the past, present,...

PERSPECTIVES: CURT CLONINGER

Wednesday, November 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest...

Elaine and Willem de Kooning + The Summer of 1948

When the summer of 1948 rolled around, Elaine and Willem de Kooning were relieved to take a break from the New York art scene which seemed to be taking from them much more than it was giving. On an invitation from Josef Albers, Willem came to Black Mountain College to...

Unsung Women of the Bauhaus

It’s a story that is becoming more and more well known: female students, hoping to study art, design, and architecture, flocked to the Bauhaus when it opened its doors in 1933. Walter Gropius, when faced with this influx of female students, made the decision to...

Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College

Civilization seems in general to estrange men from materials, from materials in their original form. The process of shaping these is so divided into separate steps that one person is rarely involved in the whole course of manufacture, often knowing only the finished...

PERFORMANCE: AKI ONDA

Wednesday, November 6 – 7PM Aki Onda Reflections and Repercussions. A multi-media performance exploring the interplay among luminosity, acoustic, architectural, and emotional relationships within the space. Performing with various types of lighting equipment...

WORKSHOP: ULTRA LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING

Saturday, November 2  Ultra low-budget Filmmaking Workshop (Experimental)* 2pm – 5:30 (Experimental) Filmmaker and multi-media artist Adam Larsen teaches this hands-on filmmaking workshop using iPhones and everyday materials to create short films. Participants will...

BOOK LAUNCH: LETTERS TO JARGON

Wednesday, October 30 – 7pm Letters to Jargon – Book Launch and Presentation by Andrew Rippeon. Letters to Jargon collects all of the known correspondence between poet Larry Eigner and Jonathan Williams, BMC alumnus, poet, photographer, and the influential...

FILMS@BMCM+AC: BAUHAUS SPIRIT: 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS

Thursday, October 24 – 7pm Films@BMCM+AC Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus. This film gives a fascinating look at how the Bauhaus ideas about art, theater, design, and architecture continue to shape our world today. The film celebrates the cultural history of...

PERSPECTIVES: TRACEY MORGAN

Wednesday, October 16 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest...

FILMS@BMCM+AC: STAN VANDERBEEK

Thursday, October 10 – 7pm Films@BMCM+AC Stan VanDerBeek films. An evening of short films by Stan VanDerBeek, including Science Friction (1959), Breathdeath (1963), Poemfield No. 2 (1966), and others. Free for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $8...

VIRTUAL BAUHAUS: VR EXPERIENCE

September 23 – October 7  Using Virtual Reality technology, Virtual Bauhaus offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience, transporting them into the architectural space of the iconic Bauhaus Dessau building. Created and sponsored by Goethe-Institut....

GALLERY TALK: THE MOON MUSEUM

Thursday, October 3 – 7pm The Moon Museum: Apollo XII’s Secret Art Mission. Hear about this first-ever ‘Space Art’ object,  and how it secretly became a part of the Apollo XII lunar lander by author and art historian Jade Dellinger.  The Moon Museum was the...

PERFORMANCE: PAN HARMONIA

Saturday, November 2, 12:30 PM Peek behind-the-scenes of Asheville’s home-grown music collective celebrating its 20th season. Flutist Kate Steinbeck and guitarist Amy Brucksch will play music and speak about Pan Harmonia’s November concerts, “Women’s Work,” featuring...

DRAWING WORKSHOP

Tuesdays, October 15 – December 17 from 1-3pm  Drawing Workshop. Regi Weile, architect and educator, teaches this 10 session workshop synthesizing the Foundation Courses of the Werkbund Movement, the DeStijl Movement, and the Bauhaus. Sessions will be progressive in...

ReVIEWING 11

September 20-22 ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 11.  Held at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, this annual conference explores the history and legacy of Black Mountain College through presentations, workshops, and performances. Keynote Speakers: Sara VanDerBeek artist...