The Weaving Workshop

In a world as chaotic as the European world after World War I, any exploratory artistic work had to be experimental in a very comprehensive sense. What had existed had proved to be wrong; everything leading up to it seemed to be wrong, too… At the Bauhaus, those...

ANNUAL REPORT 2019

ANNUAL REPORT 2019 FULL ANNUAL REPORT PDF DEAR FRIENDS, This has been another year of unparalleled exhibitions and performances, a celebration of what’s possible in our new home and with the support of our community. At the beginning of 2019, we were in the last few...

POETRY READING

Saturday, March 21, 7pm The Pioneering Women of Black Mountain College: Looking Back + Looking Forward Mildred Barya, Melanie McGee-Bianchi, Alli Marshall, and Brit Washburn read some of their own poems and some by their favorite women poets and artists of Black...

FAITH IN ARTS

Learn More and Register Tickets - Waves and Particles Tickets - I hunger for you Coming May 13-17, 2020 Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville will convene the inaugural Faith in Arts Institute, May 13-17, 2020. This four-day event will bring...

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...

PERFORMANCE: PAN HARMONIA

Saturday, November 2, 12:30 PM Peek behind-the-scenes of Asheville’s home-grown music collective celebrating its 20th season. Flutist Kate Steinbeck and guitarist Amy Brucksch will play music and speak about Pan Harmonia’s November concerts, “Women’s Work,” featuring...

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...

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...