Upcoming Events

PERFORMANCE: THEO BLECKMANN AND BEN MONDER

Saturday, September 8 at 8PM {120 College Street} Performance: Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder. Get a first look at BMCM+AC’s new home at 120 College Street with a free concert by Grammy winning vocalist Theo Bleckmann and jazz guitarist Ben Monder. For over 15 years,...

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ReVIEWING 10

September 28-30, 2018 {UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center} ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 10 This annual conference explores the history and legacy of Black Mountain College through presentations, workshops, and performances. Keynote Speaker: art historian Dr. Leslie...

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OPENING RECEPTION: BETWEEN FORM AND CONTENT

Friday, September 28, 6-8pm - Opening Reception for the exhibition / Grand Opening for 120 College St / ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 10 conference reception. Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College. Curated by Dr. Julie...

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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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OPENING RECEPTION – SAY IT LOUD {22 London Road}

Saturday, September 29, 6-10pm {22 London Rd., Asheville, NC 28803} Opening reception for Say It Loud, an exhibition of contemporary art from the collection of Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull, including work from eighteen prominent African American artists including...

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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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PERFORMANCE: JACE CLAYTON aka DJ RUPTURE

Friday, October 19, 8pm {120 College Street} Lecture / Performance: Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture. Presented in conjunction with the “African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference.” Contemporary composer and DJ Jace Clayton will present a piece in response...

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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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JACOB LAWRENCE COMMUNITY DAY

Saturday, November 3, 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: 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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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 view....

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CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA EARL THOMAS

Thursday, November 15, 7pm {120 College Street} Conversation with Barbara Earl Thomas. Exhibition co-curator and art historian Julie Levin Caro leads a conversation with Barbara Earl Thomas, granddaughter of southern sharecroppers, artist, and former student of Jacob...

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JOSEF ALBERS’S COLOR AND DESIGN WORKSHOP

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: 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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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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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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Past Events

JAYE BARTELL – LATER: READINGS FROM THEN AND NOW

Thursday, Aug. 2 - 7pm {56 Broadway} Jaye Bartell - Later: Readings from then and now Former Asheville resident Jaye Bartell, who performed regularly at BMCM+AC in the mid-2000s, returns for a night of readings and reminiscences. Bartell will read from the numerous...

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ARTHUR PENN FILM SERIES: ALICE’S RESTAURANT

Thursday, July 26 – 7pm {Fine Arts Theatre} Arthur Penn film series In partnership with the Fine Arts Theatre, we’re celebrating the work of Black Mountain College alumnus Arthur Penn with two screenings of his classic films on the big screen. The films will be...

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ARTHUR PENN FILM SERIES: BONNIE + CLYDE

Thursday, July 12 – 7pm {Fine Arts Theatre} Arthur Penn film series In partnership with the Fine Arts Theatre, we’re celebrating the work of Black Mountain College alumnus Arthur Penn with two screenings of his classic films on the big screen. The films will be...

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PERFORMANCE – BONNIE WHITING

Wednesday, June 27 – 8pm {56 Broadway} Bonnie Whiting performs 51'15.657" for a Speaking Percussionist by John Cage.  Presented in collaboration with the Asheville Percussion Festival, 51'15.657" for a Speaking Percussionist is Bonnie Whiting's realization of a solo...

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ASHEVILLE SOUND SURVEY + WALKING TOUR

Thursday, June 21 - 7pm Asheville Sound Survey + Walking Tour with Alec Sturgis Join us as local composer and writer Alec Sturgis introduces the Asheville Sound Survey, an ongoing, interactive project investigating the sounds in our community. Inspired by Josef...

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MAKE NOISE 10th ANNIVERSARY – RECURSION MECHANISM

Friday, June 15 + Saturday, June 16 – 11am-6pm {56 Broadway} Make Noise 10th Anniversary - Recursion Mechanism.  An installation by Richard Devine with visuals by Matt Kew. This machine/modular system generates an infinite number of sounds, that evolve, grow and...

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JOHN CAGE 33 1/3

Wednesday, June 6 – 12noon-10pm {56 Broadway} John Cage 33 1/3(1969) performed by María Chávez and Audience Conceived in 1969 as an audience participation work, John Cage’s original “score” simply stipulated that the gallery be filled with about a dozen record players...

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PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP – MARIA CHAVEZ

Tuesday, June 5 – 7pm {56 Broadway} María Chávez - Solo turntable performance and workshop Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, María Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist, and DJ. Her work combines recorded sounds from vinyl records with the...

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OPENING RECEPTION + GALLERY TALK

Shared History Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 5:30 – 8pm {56 Broadway} Gallery talk by exhibition curator Erin Dickey at 6:30pm {56 Broadway} 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of BMCM+AC. As the last exhibition to be held in our 56 Broadway gallery...

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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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