Animal Crossing: New Horizons Museum Day

May 18 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Museum Day Celebration Virtual “Gallery” tour and QR code sharing Want to bring a little bit of Black Mountain College into your world on Animal Crossing: New Horizons? We are celebrating the in-game Museum Week with...

Janet Heling Roberts

Hazel Larsen Archer, Janet Heling Roberts at Black Mountain College, 1945. Silver gelatin print. BMCM+AC permanent collection. Gift of Janet Heling Roberts. Janet Chloe Heling Roberts (Student 1943 – 1977, b. 1925 d. 2020) Born in 1925 in Lindenhurst, New York,...

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...

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown, In the Summer of 1953… (detail). Ink on paper. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artist. Carolyn Brown (Student 1953 Summer Session) (b.1927) Carolyn Brown was a founding member of the Cunningham Dance Company,...

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...

Performance

At 8:30 tonight John Cage mounted a stepladder and until 10:30 he talked about the relation of music to Zen Buddhism while a movie was shown, dogs ran across the stage barking,12 persons danced without any previous rehearsal, a prepared piano was played, whistles...

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. You can also purchase the exhibition catalog, featuring selections from the exhibition, archival...