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 materials and original essays by curator Julie Levin Caro, artist/writer Ben Hall, and commissioned artists Jace Clayton, Martha Colburn, Tyondai Braxton and Grace Villamil. This exhibition was made possible by a $25,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and $60,000 from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts.

Oral History: Jacob + Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence

Hear Jacob Lawrence in his own words on his time at Black Mountain College and its impact on this teaching. Below is a transcript from the 1999 interview with Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence, conducted by Connie Bostic.

ReVIEWING 10 Keynote Address from Leslie King Hammond

Dr. Leslie King Hammond delivers her keynote address, “The World of Jacob Lawrence,” at ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 10, an international conference organized by BMCM+AC in partnership with UNC Asheville. The theme for ReVIEWING 10 was the Summer Art Institutes, connecting current research to the exhibition on Jacob Lawrence his time at BMC in the summer of 1946. Dr. Leslie King Hammond is an artist, curator, art historian, and Founding Director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she is also Graduate Dean Emeritus. Dr. King Hammond was a contributor to “Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence” (2000) and “Jacob Lawrence, An Overview: Paintings from 1936-1994” (1995). Among many honors and awards, she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Studio Museum in Harlem (NYC) in 2002, an artist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2001, an Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial fellowship in 2008, and the Alain Locke International Prize in 2010.

Additional Resources

Continue exploring Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College with these educational resources. Follow the links below for publications, scholarly articles and online portals. Below is a handout from the exhibition, created to offer insight into Lawrence’s life and work for visitors of all ages.