ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 7

September 25-27, 2015
Asheville, North Carolina
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Full Conference
$40 for BMCM+AC/OLLI members
$55 for students
$75 for non-members
Full conference registration includes a year-long BMCM+AC membership.

Daily – $35/$20 for BMCM+AC/OLLI members/ students
Keynote Address – $25/$10 for BMCM+AC/OLLI members
BMC Campus Tour – $10

Free for UNCA community


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Conference Schedule:
Friday - 9/25 
1:00pm - registration opens 
1:30 - panel session | performance 
3:15 - panel session | workshop | performance 
7:00 - opening reception at BMCM+AC

Saturday - 9/26 
9:00am - featured speaker | panel sessions | workshop 
10:45 - featured speaker | panel sessions | workshop 
12:15 - catered lunch 
1:30 - panel sessions | workshop 
3:15 - featured speaker | panel sessions | performance 
5:00 - featured speaker | panel sessions | workshop 
7:00 - featured speaker

Sunday - 9/27 
10:00am - Coffee and conversation at BMCM+AC 
11:30am - Departs from 56 Broadway. Tour of BMC's Lake Eden Campus (now Camp Rockmont/Lake Eden Events)


Thematic Focus: The Bauhaus + USA

Hosted and sponsored by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and the University of North Carolina Asheville

Keynote Speaker:
Ellen Lupton: Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore; author; curator.

Lupton has produced numerous exhibitions and books, including The ABC's of Bauhaus, The Bauhaus and Design Theory (2000), Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office (1993), Mixing Messages: Graphic Design and Contemporary Culture (1996), Letters from the Avant-Garde (1996), and Skin: Surface, Substance + Design (2002). Her book Thinking with Type (2004) is used by students, designers, and educators worldwide. D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself (2006), co-authored with her graduate students at MICA, explains design processes to a general audience. D.I.Y. Kids (October 2007), co-authored with Julia Lupton, is a design book for children illustrated with kids' art. The Lupton twins' latest book is Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things (St Martin's Griffin, 2009). Lupton is a 2007 recipient of the AIGA Gold Medal, one of the highest honors given to a graphic designer or design educator in the U.S.

Featured Speakers:
Brenda Danilowitz: Chief Curator, The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation.
Margret Kentgens-Craig: former Head of the Department of Archives and Collections at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Germany and author of The Bauhaus and America: First Contacts 1919-1936.
Fabienne Eggelhoefer: Curator at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland.
Jonathan Creasy: Trinity College Dublin / New Dublin Press, 2015 DAAD Scholar at Freie Universität Berlin and Das Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin. 
College on Wheels: Uncovering Black Mountain in the Bauhaus Archive

In conjunction with the conference, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will present the exhibition CONVERGENCE / DIVERGENCE: Exploring Black Mountain College and Chicago's New Bauhaus/Institute of Design, curated by Michael Reid.



The autumn season in Asheville is very popular, and for that reason hotels can be quite expensive. To keep prices down for conference attendees, we have secured a group rate at two hotels:

Holiday Inn & Suites ($179 + tax/night)
42 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
You can book online using the (GROUP CODE)->(BMC) go to this web-link, put in the city (Asheville N.C.) followed by the dates, then put in the group code. The rates for the block will automatically populate. Or call the Hotel directly (828-225-5550) using the GROUP NAME: Black Mountain College Rooms and they will make the reservation for you. (Cutoff for booking is 8/25/15)

Days Inn Asheville Mall ($107.00 + tax/night)
201 Tunnel Road Asheville, NC 28805
Group Code: Black Mountain College(Cutoff for booking is 9/1/15)
There are plenty of other lodging options in Asheville, ranging from a hostel to The Grove Park Inn and everything in between including lots of B&Bs. 

Here is a link for additional lodging options:

If you have questions please call: 828-350-8484.


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