Elaine and Willem de Kooning + The Summer of 1948

When the summer of 1948 rolled around, Elaine and Willem de Kooning were relieved to take a break from the New York art scene which seemed to be taking from them much more than it was giving. On an invitation from Josef Albers, Willem came to Black Mountain College to...

PERSPECTIVES: CURT CLONINGER

Wednesday, November 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest...

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...

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...

Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College

January 24 – April 25, 2020 {120 College Street}

Curated by Kate Averett and Alice Sebrell

This exhibition will celebrate the work and impact of the women associated with Black Mountain College, featuring borrowed works alongside pieces from the BMCM+AC collection by a wide-ranging group of artists including Anni Albers, Suzi Gablik, Ruth Asawa, Jo Sandman, M.C. Richards, and Hazel Larsen Archer. BMC was a place where women could explore their identities as artists and individuals; a space where women were expected to question things, to think critically and to explore their own self determinacy. Through artworks, personal accounts and archival film and photographs, Question Everything! details how this new generation went forward with a strong sense of what it meant to be a woman in the 20th century, forging new paths for themselves and those who followed in their footsteps.

Abstracts (Draft) – ReVIEWING 10

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 1:00PM   Registration opens – UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center Lobby    1:30PM – 3:00PM  PANEL – ROOM# – MODERATOR:  Thomas Frank – How to Start a College: Black Mountain Among the Experimental Colleges  Black Mountain College was born in an era of...

Participant Bios – ReVIEWING 10

Jason Andrew is the founding partner of Artist Estate Studio which manages the careers of Jack Tworkov (1900-1982) and Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007) among  others. He has presented regularly at BMCM+AC Conferences including papers on Ruth Asawa, John Cage, Katherine...

Oral Histories

Select one from the list below, scroll for more options:  An Interview with Dorothea Rockburne, conducted by Connie Bostic. Transcriptions for the hearing impaired available at the front desk. An Interview with Basil King, conducted by Connie Bostic. An interview with...

BIG EARS LISTENING SESSION: Black Mountain College 1952

Friday, March 23 {Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN} Listening Sessions at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in Asheville, NC investigate the larger lineage of music and interconnected art disciplines and examine the evolving culture of listening. This...

ARTIST TALK: Supper, People on the Move

October 26, 3:15pm – 5pm {Graham Theater, Walker Arts Center- Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Road}   An Artist Talk by Pablo Meninato and Jennifer Baker, at Asheville School, will detail the process by which the performance “Supper, People on the...

Blog

{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...

ReVIEWING 11 Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 1:00 pmREGISTRATION OPENS — UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center Lobby 1:30 – 3:00 pmPANEL — Room 206 — Moderator: Nancy Ruppert Mary Emma Harris: The Bauhaus and Black Mountain College: Envisioning an Education for a New Kind of World Thomas Edward...

Participant Bios + Abstracts

Keynote Speakers Sara VanDerBeek earned her BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1998. Sara is a contemporary artist working primarily in photography. Her photographs utilize a variety of formal strategies and references yet remain...

WORKSHOP: Image Speak

Sunday, August 6, 12–4 pm In Image Speak, taught by Lynn Underwood, participants will explore a variety of art activities and media with the focus on process and intuition. The workshop will alternate between personal art and community art, responding to images...

ReVIEWING 9 Call for Proposals

  Thematic focus: Process + Performance Submission deadline: July 9, 2017 Notification: By July 17, 2017 The 9th Annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College will have a thematic focus on ideas and practices related to Process + Performance, but proposals on any theme...

ReVIEWING 8 Speaker Bios

M. Rachael Arauz is an independent art historian and curator.  She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.   Eric Baden is a Professor of Photography at Warren Wilson College and the director of the photo + craft project in Asheville.   Claire Elizabeth...

ReVIEWING 8 Full Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2016 1:00 p.m. Lobby – Registration opens 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Films Laura Hope-Gill and Rick Aguar: Hell’s Hot Breath: Galway Kinnell at Black Mountain College (15 minutes) This program is part of Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, a statewide...

Stabilia

4:23, 2016 Mariama Slåttøy, Sveinung Gjessing Norway A massive circular chamber, constructed of steel and heavy concrete. Play of light is created on the wall by an opening in the roof. A woman is laying motionless with her eyes closed on the rough surface, demarcated...

Body Language Zone

10:13, 2015 Kim Saarinen Finland The film defies office workers’ day-to-day life, especially in the core of the European Union. It also defies our nature of using our body for communicating. Nowadays people are stiff and only use a couple of fingers to communicate...

Swimminghole

3:43, 2016 Sarah Friedland United States “Swimminghole” is a music video for the premiere EP of Berlin-based electronic duo Droves. A dancefilm choreographed and directed by Sarah Friedland, “Swiminghole” features abstract choreographies of skin, fat and light,...