Faith Murray Britton

Faith Murray Britton, Untitled, n.d. Tempera paint on paper. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artist. Faith Murray Britton (Student 1941-1942) (b.1922-d.1983) The Weaver, painted by alumna Faith Murray Britton in the summer of...

Mim Sihvonen

Mim Sihvonen, Wooden Plates made at Black Mountain College, n.d. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artist. Mim Sihvonen, Stool made at Black Mountain College, 1948. Maple. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center....

Elaine de Kooning

Elaine de Kooning, Fairfield Porter, 1956. Ink and casein on paper. Collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Gift of Helen Porter and Jim Dyke, 2017.50 Clemens Kalischer (Visiting Photographer 1948 and 1954) (b.1921-d.2018), William...

Lore Kadden Lindenfeld

Lore Kadden Lindenfeld, Weaving Sample with Diagram, ca. 1948. Textile and paper. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artist. Lore Kadden Lindenfeld (Student 1945-1948) (b.1921-d.2010) Lore Kadden came to the United States with her...

Ursula Mamlok

Ursula Mamlok, courtesy of the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation.  “I went one summer to a music institute at Black Mountain College, and there assembled all the European refugees. A big festival of Schönberg’s 75th birthday was celebrated, 1944,...

Anni Albers

Hazel Larsen Archer, Portrait of Anni Albers, ca. 1948. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer. Anni Albers (Faculty Weaving and Textile Design 1933-1949) (b.1899-d.1994) Anni Albers arrived at the Bauhaus in 1922, intending to study the...

Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.373, Hanging Six-Lobed, Multilayered Interlocking Continuous Form within a Form), 1954. Enameled and oxidized copper wire. Collection of Black Mountain  College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of Lorna Blaine Halper. Ruth Asawa (Student 1946-1949)...

Ingeborg Lauterstein

Trude Guermonprez, Ingeborg Lauterstein wearing centaur costume designed by Rauschenberg, Black Mountain College, 1949. Collection of Black  Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Ingeborg Lauterstein (Student 1948-1949) (b.1923-d.2012) Ingeborg Lauterstein, known as...

Important Announcement: COVID-19

After much consideration, we have made the decision to temporarily close our doors and to indefinitely postpone this year’s {Re}HAPPENING as well as all upcoming programs through the end of April.

Patsy Lynch Wood

Nell Goldsmith, Patsy Lynch, ca. 1943 -1944. Archival pigment print from a digital scan of a color slide. Courtesy of Western Regional Archives, State of North Carolina.   [The Satie Festival] proved to be a totally different musical experience from the years...

Fannie Hillsmith

Fannie Hillsmith, Sea Gate, 1966. Oil on canvas. Collection of Black Mountain College  Museum + Arts Center. Gift of Mary Holden Thompson. Fannie Hillsmith (Faculty Painting 1945 Summer Session) (b.1911-d.2007) Fannie Hillsmith grew up in Boston, the granddaughter of...

Molly Gregory

Josef Breitenbach, Molly Gregory woodworking class, n.d. Archival pigment print from a digital scan. Western Regional  Archives, Black Mountain College Research Project Collection. Molly Gregory (Apprentice Teacher 1940-1941, Faculty in Woodworking 1941-Summer 1947)...

Cynthia Homire

Cynthia Homire, Untitled Sketches, 1989. Pencil on paper. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artist. Cynthia Homire (Student 1950-1953) (b.1931-d.2019), Cynthia Homire received a progressive education at the Windsor Mountain School...

Evelyn Williams Anselevicius

Evelyn Williams Anselevicius, Untitled from the Geodesic Series, ca. 1970s. Tapestry. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of Wes Rousser. Evelyn Williams Anselevicius (Student 1947) (b.1923-d.2003) Evelyn Anselevicius was an internationally...

Susan Moore

Susan Moore, A Sketch, n.d. Graphite on paper. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of Susan Carson. Susan Moore (Student 1946 Summer Session) (b.1926-d.2013) Susan Moore grew up in Williamston, NC, and attended Salem College. While at BMC...

Elizabeth Jennerjahn

W.P. “Pete” Jennerjahn, Elizabeth Jennerjahn dancing at Black Mountain College, n.d. Archival pigment print from a digital scan. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Elizabeth Jennerjahn (Student 1943-1944, Student Teacher and Resident 1948-1951)...

Viola Farber

Marianne Preger-Simon, Merce Cunningham Company: Black Mountain Beginnings, Summer 1953 (Viola Farber at far left), Photographs and drawings (copies). Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artist. Viola Farber (Student 1951 and 1953...

Pat Passlof

Alice Sebrell, Pat Passlof in her studio on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, 2010. Pat Passlof, Eighth House #18, 2003. Oil on linen. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation. Pat...

Mary Parks Washington

Mary Parks Washington, Dancing Woman, 1946. Mixed media collage. Collection of Jan Washington. Mary Parks Washington, Untitled (Black Mountain College histcollage), ca.1995. Mixed media / watercolor and newsprint on paper. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum +...

Education

It was heady stuff for a girl of 18 to have her own study and to be listened to as an equal… I had a great need to share whatever I was learning with others, but I had no idea how that characteristic would be utilized later on in teaching… or that the...