OPENING RECEPTION: VANDERBEEK + VANDERBEEK

Friday, September 20, 6:30-8:30pm 7pm PERFORMANCE: Max VanDerBeek, percussion artist and son of Stan VanDerBeek, will perform a live percussion response to the recently digitized footage Stan VanDerBeek created with Merce Cunningham as part of their larger...

GALLERY TALK: GLORIA SUTTON

Thursday, December 5 – 7pm Reframing contemporary art history: On the work of Sara and Stan VanDerBeek. Author and art historian Gloria Sutton examines Sara VanDerBeek’s recent photographic work in relationship to the Expanded Cinema experiments of her father,...

PERFORMANCE: JOHNNY GANDELSMAN

Thursday, December 12 – 7pm Johnny Gandelsman performs Bach’s complete cello suites.  Grammy award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman brings his new project to BMCM+AC, presenting Bach’s complete cello suites on the violin. A founding member...

VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek

September 20, 2019 – January 4, 2020 {120 College Street}

Curated by Sara VanDerBeek and Chelsea Spengemann, Director of the Stan VanDerBeek Archive

VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek presents artwork by Sara VanDerBeek (b. 1976, Baltimore, MD) alongside work by her father, Stan VanDerBeek (b. 1927, New York, NY – d. 1984, Baltimore, MD), a Black Mountain College alum. The show includes a selection of Stan VanDerBeek’s restored films, featuring layers of dance, color, and sound – often through collaborations with other artists. Contemporary artist, Sara VanDerBeek, created new work for the exhibition connected to the BMC legacy. Together Sara VanDerBeek and Chelsea Spengemann, Director of the Stan VanDerBeek Archive, will curate an exhibition that bridges the historic and contemporary. VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek is supported by a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant.

PERFORMANCES: FLYER IN A DARK CHAMBER // OKAPI + EDWIN SALAS

Saturday, August 24 – 7pm  Flyer in a Dark Chamber A reimagining of the mythology of Lilith, told through spoken-word, dance and music. Ten vignettes explore the stories of Lilith as the first wife of Adam, an empowered and emancipated woman, an outcast from Eden, the...

PERSPECTIVES: EVA BARES

Wednesday, August 14 – 12-1pm  PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC  Explore our BAUHAUS 100 exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Eva...

{Re}HAPPENING 9

We were so lucky to have shared a beautiful day at Lake Eden with 650 members of our community, celebrating the legacy of Black Mountain College at this year’s {Re}HAPPENING! Below we share our memories, including an album of some of our favorite photographs!...

Celebrating the Life of Michael Rumaker

We are sad to say that our friend and BMC alumnus Michael Rumaker has died on June 3rd, 2019. His obituary notice can be found here. Michael enrolled at BMC in fall of 1952 and graduated (one of the few!) in 1955. His journey to and through Black Mountain College is...

POETRY READING: JEFFERY BEAM

Thursday, August 8 – 7pm  Poetry Reading with Jeffery Beam  Poet Jeffery Beam discusses, reads, and sings from Spectral Pegasus/Dark Movements. The book, an intense “marvelous and fateful game” and the result of a six-month collaboration with Welsh painter Clive...

Between Form + Content Digital Resources

Dive deeper into Between Form + Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College (Fall 2018) through oral histories, lectures, photographs and more. Coming July 2019, BMCM+AC will publish a catalog featuring selections from the exhibition, archival...

PERFORMANCE: JOHN CAGE’S SONATAS AND INTERLUDES

Thursday, August 1 – 7pm  John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for solo prepared piano  Pianist/composer and Guggenheim Fellow Amy Williams performs Sonatas and Interludes, John Cage’s groundbreaking cycle for prepared piano. The work was composed in 1946–48, shortly...

DRAWING WORKSHOP

Tuesdays, beginning June 18 – August 6 from 1-3pm  Drawing Workshop  Regi Weile, architect and longtime educator, teaches this 8 session drawing workshop synthesizing the Foundation Courses of the Werkbund Movement, the DeStijl Movement, and the Bauhaus. Workshop...

PERFORMANCE: CAGE SHUFFLE

Thursday, July 18 – 7pm  Cage Shuffle  Cage Shuffle is a 50 minute dance/theater solo performance by Paul Lazar featuring a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy, while simultaneously performing a complex choreographic score by...

PERSPECTIVES: AMANDA HOLLOMON-COOK

Wednesday, July 10 – 12-1pm  PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC  Explore our Materials, Sounds, and Black Mountain College exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point...

YOWANA SARI GAMELAN ENSEMBLE

Friday, June 28  Yowana Sari Gamelan ensemble   Presented in collaboration with Asheville Percussion Festival    4 – 5:30pm – Workshop  Free Gamelan Workshop with Yowana Sari hosted by Michael Lipsey director of Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY....

PERFORMANCES: MATERIALS, SOUNDS + BMC

Saturday, June 8, 7pm Performances by Pia van Gelder, Peter Blamey, Nathan Thompson, and Jenn Grossman   Performances will utilize processes that explore the material nature of the instruments employed – handmade electronics, solar power, feedback systems, and...

GALLERY TALK

Saturday, June 8 – 2:30pm Gallery talk by exhibition curator Caleb Kelly  Caleb Kelly will discuss the approach behind the exhibition, addressing the works in the show and the links to Black Mountain College. Kelly is a New Zealand born academic and curator...

PERSPECTIVES: DIANA C. STOLL

Wednesday, May 8 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Aaron Siskind exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Diana C....

MODULAR ON THE SPOT

Saturday, May 4 – 1-4pm {Pack Square Park} Modular On The Spot. Modular On The Spot is an outdoor modular synthesizer picnic founded in Los Angeles by Eric ‘Rodent’ Cheslak and Bana Haffar. The idea came about on a camping trip to Arizona in 2014 where the...