Upcoming Events

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, June 7th - 5:30PM to 8PM Join us for an Opening Reception, celebrating the exhibitions Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College and BAUHAUS 100. Opening Weekend continues on Saturday, June 8th with kids workshops, gallery talk, and performances. Originally...

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PLAYING WITH SOUND KIDS WORKSHOP

Friday + Saturday, June 7 + 8 - 1pm  Playing with Sound Kids Workshop with Vicky Browne Astound your friends and family by making simple yet annoyingly affecting noise machines. In this workshop we will create a range of noise machines and sound experiments that will...

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GALLERY TALK

Saturday, June 8 - 2:30pm Gallery talk by exhibition curator Caleb Kelly  Caleb Kelly will discuss the approach behind the exhibition, addressing the works in the show and the links to Black Mountain College. Kelly is a New Zealand born academic and curator working...

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PERFORMANCES: MATERIALS, SOUND + BMC

Saturday, June 8, 7-10pm  Performances by Pia van Gelder, Peter Blamey, Nathan Thompson, and Jenn Grossman   Performances will utilize processes that explore the material nature of the instruments employed - handmade electronics, solar power, feedback systems, and...

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DRAWING WORKSHOP

Tuesdays, beginning June 18 – August 6 from 1-3pm  Drawing Workshop  Regi Weile, architect and longtime educator, teaches this 8 session drawing workshop synthesizing the Foundation Courses of the Werkbund Movement, the DeStijl Movement, and the Bauhaus. Workshop...

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YOWANA SARI GAMELAN ENSEMBLE

Friday, June 28  Yowana Sari Gamelan ensemble   Presented in collaboration with Asheville Percussion Festival    4 - 5:30pm - Workshop  Free Gamelan Workshop with Yowana Sari hosted by Michael Lipsey director of Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY. Instruments...

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PERSPECTIVES: AMANDA HOLLOMON-COOK + JOSH COPUS

Wednesday, July 10 – 12-1pm  PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC  Explore our Materials, Sounds, and Black Mountain College exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point...

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PERFORMANCE: CAGE SHUFFLE

Thursday, July 18 – 7pm  Cage Shuffle  Cage Shuffle is a 50 minute dance/theater solo performance by Paul Lazar featuring a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy, while simultaneously performing a complex choreographic score by...

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PERFORMANCES: OKAPI + EDWIN SALAS // LILITH

Saturday, August 24 – 7pm  Interpretations of Absurdity – Okapi and Edwin Salas  Okapi presents anecdotes reflecting pieces of life’s mosaic, which involve complex confrontations with cryptic emotions and circumstances. Edwin Salas interprets these confrontations in...

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PERFORMANCE: JOHN CAGE’S SONATAS AND INTERLUDES

Friday, August 2 – 7pm  John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for solo prepared piano  Pianist/composer and Guggenheim Fellow Amy Williams performs Sonatas and Interludes, John Cage’s groundbreaking cycle for prepared piano. The work was composed in 1946–48, shortly...

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POETRY READING: JEFFERY BEAM

Thursday, August 8 – 7pm  Poetry Reading with Jeffery Beam  Poet Jeffery Beam discusses, reads, and sings from Spectral Pegasus/Dark Movements. The book, an intense “marvelous and fateful game” and the result of a six-month collaboration with Welsh painter Clive...

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PERSPECTIVES: EVA BARES

Wednesday, August 14 – 12-1pm  PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC  Explore our BAUHAUS 100 exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Eva...

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Past Events

PERSPECTIVES: DIANA C. STOLL

Wednesday, May 8 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Aaron Siskind exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Diana C....

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MODULAR ON THE SPOT

Saturday, May 4 – 1-4pm {Pack Square Park} Modular On The Spot. Modular On The Spot is an outdoor modular synthesizer picnic founded in Los Angeles by Eric 'Rodent' Cheslak and Bana Haffar. The idea came about on a camping trip to Arizona in 2014 where the two set up...

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PAPERMAKING WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 4 – 9-11:30am Papermaking Workshop with John Dancy Jones. Book artist and papermaker John Dancy Jones leads this hands-on workshop. Papermaking and printing have been substrates for cultural expression for all of history. Learn how paper is made, make a...

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NEO PASTICHE: CHANGES IN AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Thursday, April 25 - Sunday, April 28 Neo-Pastiche: Changes in American Music Festival A new musical gathering curated by Alec Sturgis and Jack Callahan featuring presentations by living American composers and performers whose work comes from outside academic or...

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ASHEVILLE WORDFEST 2019 POETRY READING

Saturday, April 13 – 5pm Asheville Wordfest 2019 Poetry Reading. Introducing writers from Mars Hill University and UNC-Asheville. Three creative writing students from each university will read original work, representing different genres. The evening will be...

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PERSPECTIVES: JON ELLISTON

Wednesday, April 10 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Politics at BMC exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Jon...

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{Re}HAPPENING 9

Saturday, March 30, 3-10pm {Re}HAPPENING AT LAKE EDEN. The {Re}HAPPENING is an annual afternoon and evening event at the historic campus of Black Mountain College – 15 minutes from Asheville. It is part art event, part fundraiser, and part community instigator,...

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PERSPECTIVES: JAY MILLER

Wednesday, March 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Politics at BMC exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Jay...

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PERSPECTIVES: CONNIE BOSTIC

Wednesday, February 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Politics at BMC exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker:...

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OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, February 1, 5:30PM - 8:00PM Join us in celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Politics at Black Mountain College Curated by the team of Connie Bostic, Jon Elliston, Jay Miller, and Alice Sebrell The BMC...

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HOOD TOURS

Thursdays - Saturdays, October 1 - January 12 BMCM+AC is teaming up with Hood Huggers International for the run of the Jacob Lawrence exhibition. Hood Huggers International, founded by visionary poet and artist DeWayne Barton, explores the past, present and future of...

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FILM SCREENINGS

Thursday, January 10, 7pm Films at BMCM+AC. Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression. Narrated by Ossie Davis, this 28 minute film traces the life and work of Jacob Lawrence, emphasizing the narratives in his paintings and his studio process. Written and directed by...

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PERSPECTIVES: DARIN WATERS

Wednesday, January 9, 12-1PM {120 College Street} PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Jacob Lawrence exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view....

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PERSPECTIVES: CLARISSA SLIGH

Wednesday, December 12, 12-1PM {120 College} PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Jacob Lawrence exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest...

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JACOB LAWRENCE COMMUNITY DAY

Saturday, December 8, 12-4pm {120 College Street} Jacob Lawrence Community Day. Join us for a fun, free day in the museum celebrating Jacob Lawrence’s art and life. Including tours of the exhibition, poetry, and hands-on art activities for all ages. Presented in...

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PERFORMANCE: THE FUTURE LEAKS OUT

Tuesday, December 4, 7pm {120 College Street}   Performance: The Future Leaks Out   A quadraphonic modular synthesizer piece in which spoken word audio recordings are cut up in a similar manner to the Surrealist "Exquisite Corpse" game, or the cutup literary method or...

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JOSEF ALBERS: MAKING AND LEARNING (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, December 1, 9am-4pm {120 College} Josef Albers’s Color and Design Workshop. Fritz Horstman, Education Coordinator at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation leads this workshop exploring and expanding upon Josef Albers's classroom exercises from the Bauhaus,...

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PERSPECTIVES: BARBARA EARL THOMAS

Wednesday, November 14, 12 - 1pm {120 College Street} PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Jacob Lawrence exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of...

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PHOTO+SPHERE

photo+sphere  Saturday, November 10 at 1PM, 2:15PM + 6:30PM {120 College Street} photo+sphere is an innovative art/science event exploring how we see the environment and our role in determining the future. November 7–11, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina, photo+sphere...

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PERFORMANCE: BROOKLYN RIDER

Wednesday, November 7, 7pm {120 College Street} Performance: Healing Modes by Brooklyn Rider.  “[Brooklyn Rider’s] superb playing is matched only by the thought, commitment and inspiration its members pour into projects...making the string quartet not a relic of times...

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CURATOR TALK

Thursday, October 25, 7pm {120 College Street} Julie Levin Caro, co-curator of Between Form + Content will discuss the fruits of her multi-year research process into Jacob Lawrence and the impact of BMC and Josef Albers on Lawrence’s painting and teaching. FREE for...

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PERFORMANCE: JACE CLAYTON aka DJ /rupture

Friday, October 19, 8pm {120 College Street} The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture. Presented in conjunction with African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference, The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence is a video and...

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PERSPECTIVES: CLEASTER COTTON

Wednesday, October 10, 12-1pm {120 College Street} PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Jacob Lawrence exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view....

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