From BMC to the Cedar Tavern

“What illicit concoction – what matter of inebriation – what absinthe – lured these healthy young men (and more than a handful of women) who had survived the Depression and war to settle for an uncertain future of fly-by-night jobs and illegal living...

Johnny Gandelsman Live Performance

Thursday, March 26th at 6 PM via Facebook Live Grammy award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman will perform Bach’s cello suite No. 4, live from his home to yours. Tune in at at 6PM! BMCM+AC is compiling independent performances and art events that...

Marie Stilkind

Ray Johnson (b.1927-d.1995), Marie Tavroges Stilkind at the Museum of Modern Art, 1960s. Archival pigment prints. Collection of Black Mountain College  Museum + Arts Center. Gift of Marie Tavroges Stilkind. Installation photo by Michael Oppenheim.   Marie...

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...

Everyday Life

At eighteen I nearly fainted with wonder at the ferns and moss thick on the paths outside the buildings that led up the mountain to Blue Ridge. I was a girl from rocky Utah. My ‘first love’ and I would climb this trail late at night. I have forgotten him but not the...

Women in Craft

The person that had the strongest and most far-reaching effect on me was M.C. Richards. Albers opened my eyes. M.C. opened my mind and I will be forever grateful to her. — Carol Singer Kalbfeld (Student 1947-1948) Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain...

BMC and Beyond

It wasn’t stone, it wasn’t welded steel, it wasn’t traditional sculpture. They thought it was craft, or something else, but not art. They couldn’t define it in the early fifties when I was starting out. I’d get accepted [into a show] and then I’d get a call that I was...

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...

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 and Content Digital Resources

Dive deeper into Between Form  Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence + 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...