Odyssey High School Open Mic Coffee Night

Friday, February 9, 7pm {56 Broadway} Odyssey High School will host an Open Mic Coffee Night at Black Mountain College Museum. Students from Odyssey and other area schools will perform music, poetry, and improv. Wonderful homemade baked goods, coffee, tea, and hot...


Saturday, January 20, 2pm {56 Broadway} Conversation between curator Jason Andrew and Jerry van de Wiele. In association with Gerald van de Wiele: VARIATIONS Seven Decades of Painting (1951-2017) (January 19 – May 19, 2018). This historic retrospective captures...


Friday, January 19, 5:30 – 8pm {56 Broadway} Gerald van de Wiele: VARIATIONS Seven Decades of Painting (1951-2017) – Curated by Jason Andrew This historic retrospective captures seventy years of art by Gerald van de Wiele in an exhibition that highlights the...


Saturday, December 16, 7:30pm {69 Broadway}
An evening of poetry, organized by Asheville-based writer/educator Eric Steineger, showcasing five of Asheville’s favorite and most celebrated poets: Richard Chess, Tommy Hays, David Hopes, Felice Lopez-Bell, and Eric Steineger.

PERFORMANCE: Aspects of Butoh

Thursday, December 7, 7pm {69 Broadway}
Presented in collaboration with the Asheville Butoh Collective, this evening includes dance performances, investigations, improvisations, and dialogue about the Butoh dance form.

FILM SCREENING: BAUHAUS: The Face of the Twentieth Century

Wednesday, November 29, 7pm {56 Broadway}
This documentary traces the story of the Bauhaus from its founding in 1919 to its closing in 1933. An understanding of the Bauhaus as one of the primary influences on Black Mountain College is essential to a full understanding of BMC.

PERFORMANCE: Supper, People on the Move

October 27 + 28, 7pm {22 London Rd}
Hosted at Randy Shull’s 22 London Rd. Studio, choreographer Silvana Cardell’s Supper, People on the Move is a new dance performance inspired by themes of migration and the complex experience of dislocation. Physical bodies moving between physical places define migration and the immigrant journey at the heart of humanity’s ability to survive.

LISTENING SESSION: Experiments in Notation

Wednesday, October 11, 7pm {56 Broadway}
Listening Sessions at BMCM+AC examine the evolving culture of listening and investigate the larger lineage of music and interconnected styles. This session will investigate the relationship between time-based art forms and the highly defined and uses of musical notation.

PERFORMANCE: Black Mountain Songs

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville present the Southeast premiere of Black Mountain Songs, an expansive choral and visual work performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.


September 29-October 1, 2017 {UNC ASHEVILLE RUETER CENTER}
Held at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville, this annual conference explores the history and legacy of Black Mountain College. Keynote Speaker: artist Mel Chin and Keynote Panel: Black Mountain Songs creative team. Open to the public.

Book Launch + Reception: The Democratic Constitution

August 24, 7 pm {69 Broadway} Brian E. Butler, UNC Asheville professor of philosophy and author of The Democratic Constitution: Experimentalism and Interpretation (Chicago, 2017), will discuss his new book and its connection to BMC-infused ideas related to democratic...

FILM SCREENING: Robert Motherwell & The New York School

Thursday, July 27, 7 pm {56 Broadway} Robert Motherwell & The New York School: Storming the Citadel, by filmmaker Catherine Tatge, looks at the epic struggle undertaken by Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, Kline, and Motherwell as they changed the trajectory of art in...


Friday, July 21, 7 pm {69 Broadway} “We want our instruments to be an experience, one that will require us to change our trajectories and thereby impact the way we understand and imagine sound.” Make Noise, an Asheville-based company that designs and builds...

PERFORMANCE + ARTIST TALK: the undergird (action is primary #4)

Saturday, July 8, 7:00 pm {69 Broadway} Philadelphia-based choreographer Meg Foley will present the undergird (action is primary #4), a dance and spoken performance about mortality, birth, earth monuments, and the immediate, omnipresent body, alone and in congress,...

PRESENTATION: Robert Motherwell

Thursday, June 22, 7 pm {56 Broadway} Jerald Melberg, founder of the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and representative of the Dedalus Foundation (Robert Motherwell Estate), discusses the artist’s balance between wildly expressive work and his deep...