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...

PAPERMAKING WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 4 – 9-11:30am Papermaking Workshop with John Dancy Jones. Book artist and papermaker John Dancy Jones leads this hands-on workshop. Papermaking and printing have been substrates for cultural expression for all of history. Learn how paper is made, make a...

Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College

June 7, 2019 – August 31, 2019 {120 College Street}

Curated by Caleb Kelly | Originally exhibited at MAMA Albury (Australia)

Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College brings together contemporary artists who each create an experience that is focused on the making of sound through materials. The artists in this exhibition challenge the stability of materials in their practice. Handmade instruments and electronics, recycled electronic components, outmoded technologies, fake technologies, imagined sounds and silences will form a series of dynamic installations that challenge the way we think about materiality in a cumulative sound experience. The work by the Australian artists has a lineage in the experimental practices developed by artists and students at Black Mountain College. Newly commissioned works will be exhibited alongside archival ephemera and works from the BMCM+AC permanent collection that demonstrate experimental and materials-based processes. Originally exhibited at MAMA Albury (Australia), Materials, Sounds, and Black Mountain College will further demonstrate the international influence of the College and draw out connections with contemporary experimental and process based arts practices. Supported by Australian Arts Council.

NEO PASTICHE: CHANGES IN AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28 Neo-Pastiche: Changes in American Music Festival A new musical gathering curated by Alec Sturgis and Jack Callahan featuring presentations by living American composers and performers whose work comes from outside academic or...

ASHEVILLE WORDFEST 2019 POETRY READING

Saturday, April 13 – 5pm Asheville Wordfest 2019 Poetry Reading. Introducing writers from Mars Hill University and UNC-Asheville. Three creative writing students from each university will read original work, representing different genres. The evening will be...

PERSPECTIVES: JON ELLISTON

Wednesday, April 10 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Politics at BMC 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: Jon...