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,...

Sun Sets on Sunday

6:55, 2016 Vladimir Gruev Bulgaria Sun Sets on Sunday explores the border between dream and awake state and how it creates realistic illusions which lead to erasing the border line between dream and reality. Director Bio Vladimir Gruev is a young Bulgarian artist...

Mirrors

4:00, 2016 Emilia Izquierdo United Kingdom Mirrors (2016) is a loop video animation that refers to confusing or disorienting situations in which it is difficult to distinguish between truth and illusion or between competing versions of reality. Playing with spatial...

Saeta: The Mourning

5:30, 2016 Rosamaria E. Kostic Cisneros United Kingdom “Saeta: The mourning” is a dance short film that takes the traditional religious song, the Saeta, sung during Spain’s Holy Week and brings it to a modern setting. The song is heard typically during a procession...

Odyssey High School Coffee Night

Friday, March 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. {56 Broadway} Odyssey High School students will perform on a variety of instruments and do improv sets. Wonderful baked goods, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa will be for sale.  Free and open to the...

{Re}Happening 2017 Call for Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS Letter of Intent is due on December 21, 2016 Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announces an opportunity for artists to participate in the 2017 {Re}HAPPENING on Saturday March 25 between 3pm-10pm at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC. We...

Ronald R. Janssen Library + Study Center Opens at BMCM+AC

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the Ronald R. Janssen Library + Study Center in the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) gallery at 69 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville, NC. Ron Janssen is Professor Emeritus at Hofstra University in New York, where he taught English for more than thirty years and served as the founding chair of the Department of Writing Studies. Read more…

Begin To See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College

January 20 – May 20, 2017 {69 Broadway} 

Curated by Julie J. Thomson

While thousands of photographs were taken at Black Mountain College there has not been a detailed examination of photography at the College. This exhibition will be the first in-depth exhibition and catalog devoted to this topic.