Upcoming Events

POETRY READING

Saturday, December 16, 7:30pm {69 Broadway}
An evening of poetry, organized by Asheville-based writer/educator Eric Steineger, showcasing five of Asheville’s favorite and most celebrated poets: Richard Chess, Tommy Hays, David Hopes, Felice Lopez-Bell, and Eric Steineger.

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OPENING RECEPTION + ARTIST TALK: Gerald Van de Wiele

Friday, January 19, 5:30 – 8pm {56 Broadway} Gerald van de Wiele: VARIATIONS Seven Decades of Painting (1951-2017) - Curated by Jason Andrew This historic retrospective captures seventy years of art by Gerald van de Wiele in an exhibition that highlights the artist’s...

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ARTIST + CURATOR TALK

Saturday, January 20, 2pm {56 Broadway} Conversation between curator Jason Andrew and Jerry van de Wiele. In association with Gerald van de Wiele: VARIATIONS Seven Decades of Painting (1951-2017) (January 19 – May 19, 2018). This historic retrospective captures...

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JONATHAN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION

Saturday, February 17, 7pm {56 Broadway} First Harvest: Celebrating the book Jonathan Williams: The Lord of Orchards This book of essays, images, and shouts aims to bring new eyes and contexts to legendary poet and publisher (and Black Mountain College student)...

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Odyssey High School Open Mic Coffee Night

Friday, February 23, 7pm {Odyssey High School, 90 Zillicoa Street} Odyssey High School will host an Open Mic Coffee Night at Black Mountain College Museum. Students from Odyssey and other area schools will perform music, poetry, and improv. Wonderful homemade baked...

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AUTHOR EVENT: Maira Kalman at Malaprops Bookstore

Wednesday, March 14 – 6pm {Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood} Maira Kalman, writer and illustrator of such books as The Principles of Uncertainty and The Pursuit of Happiness will hold a reading and signing for her new book for Penguin Press, Beloved Dog. Join us March...

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DANCE PERFORMANCE: The Principles of Uncertainty

Friday + Saturday, March 16 + 17, 8pm The Principles of Uncertainty is a critically acclaimed evening-length dance theatre work choreographed and directed by John Heginbotham, inspired by Maira Kalman’s written and visual art, set to an original score composed,...

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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...

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{Re}HAPPENING 2018

Saturday, March 31, 3-10pm {Lake Eden} The {Re}HAPPENING is an 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, providing a platform for...

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POETRY READING

Saturday, April 14, 7pm {56 Broadway} Organized by poet and professor of creative writing Eric Steineger, this evening features five student poets from Mars Hill University, representing diverse styles and genres and showcasing some of the best rising talent from Mars...

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LISTENING SESSION: Jonathon Keats

Friday, April 20, 7pm {56 Broadway} Universal Music with Jonathon Keats and UNCA Copernican Orchestra This session will focus on Black Mountain College Legacy Fellow Jonathon Keats' collaboration with UNCA faculty and students to create universal music, as well as a...

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PRESENTATION + Q&A

Thursday, May 17, 6pm {56 Broadway} Presented with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Asheville, this event will focus on architecture and affordable housing in Western North Carolina. A presentation on the Lee Walker Heights project will describe the...

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Past Events

PERFORMANCE: Aspects of Butoh

Thursday, December 7, 7pm {69 Broadway}
Presented in collaboration with the Asheville Butoh Collective, this evening includes dance performances, investigations, improvisations, and dialogue about the Butoh dance form.

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PERFORMANCE: Supper, People on the Move

October 27 + 28, 7pm {22 London Rd}
Hosted at Randy Shull’s 22 London Rd. Studio, choreographer Silvana Cardell’s Supper, People on the Move is a new dance performance inspired by themes of migration and the complex experience of dislocation. Physical bodies moving between physical places define migration and the immigrant journey at the heart of humanity’s ability to survive.

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PERFORMANCE: Black Mountain Songs

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville present the Southeast premiere of Black Mountain Songs, an expansive choral and visual work performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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CONFERENCE: ReVIEWING BMC 9

September 29-October 1, 2017 {UNC ASHEVILLE RUETER CENTER}
Held at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville, this annual conference explores the history and legacy of Black Mountain College. Keynote Speaker: artist Mel Chin and Keynote Panel: Black Mountain Songs creative team. Open to the public.

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LISTENING SESSION: Experiments in Notation

Wednesday, October 11, 7pm {56 Broadway}
Listening Sessions at BMCM+AC examine the evolving culture of listening and investigate the larger lineage of music and interconnected styles. This session will investigate the relationship between time-based art forms and the highly defined and uses of musical notation.

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FILM SCREENING: BAUHAUS: The Face of the Twentieth Century

Wednesday, November 29, 7pm {56 Broadway}
This documentary traces the story of the Bauhaus from its founding in 1919 to its closing in 1933. An understanding of the Bauhaus as one of the primary influences on Black Mountain College is essential to a full understanding of BMC.

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Book Launch + Reception: The Democratic Constitution

August 24, 7 pm {69 Broadway} Brian E. Butler, UNC Asheville professor of philosophy and author of The Democratic Constitution: Experimentalism and Interpretation (Chicago, 2017), will discuss his new book and its connection to BMC-infused ideas related to democratic...

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