Upcoming Events

LISTENING SESSION: Williams Mix by John Cage

Thursday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. {56 Broadway} Introducing Listening Sessions at BMCM+AC! This is a new forum led by Executive Director Jeff Arnal created to examine the evolving culture of listening and to investigate the larger lineage of music and how a plethora of...

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PERFORMANCE: 7th Annual {Re}Happening

Saturday, March 25, 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. {Lake Eden Campus} This annual, interdisciplinary performance event returns in 2017, at the Lake Eden campus of Black Mountain College. Join dozens of local artists alongside Chicago’s Third Coast Percussion and New York-based...

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Film Screening

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} This evening of short films celebrates three well-known photographers who taught at BMC (Harry Callahan, Barbara Morgan, and Aaron Siskind) and one who visited (Rudy Burckhardt). The films and the photographers will be...

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The Elegant Mystery of Pinhole Photography

Saturday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. {69 Broadway} Presented in collaboration with The Asheville Darkroom and taught by Bridget Conn, former director of The Asheville Darkroom, this hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the lo-tech beauty of pinhole...

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A living museum with George Scheer

Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. {56 Broadway} A conversation with George Scheer about hidden histories in art and his work fostering creative communities at the intersection of aesthetics and social change. Scheer is co-founder and Director of Elsewhere, a living...

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Annual Conference

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 9

September 23-25, 2016 in Asheville, North Carolina
ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 8 is an annual conference co-hosted by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and the University of North Carolina, Asheville. The three-day program includes a full schedule of speakers, panels, workshops, and performances. The conference is open to the public and is scheduled for Sept. 23-25, in Asheville, NC.

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Past Events

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...

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Frame + Form | Screen Dance Festival

Friday, February 24, Screening, 7:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} Saturday, February 25, Workshop, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} Presented in collaboration with The Media Arts Project, this two-day festival and workshop features dance created specifically for film and video....

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Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio

Saturday February 4, 8:00 p.m. {56 Broadway} This is the newest project from Philadelphia-based guitarist/composer Nick Millevoi, exploring the sonic space between Neil Young's expansive work with Crazy Horse, late 60s free jazz, and the NY Downtown scene. Millevoi's...

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Conversation: Begin to See

Saturday, January 21, 2:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} Come join us for a conversation with Julie J. Thomson, curator of Begin to See, Michael Beggs, former researcher at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and expert on Josef Albers’ photographic work, and Heather South,...

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Conversation: Zola Marcus

Saturday, January 14, 2:00 p.m. {56 Broadway} Join us for a discussion between Dr. Eva Bares, Lecturer of Art History at UNC Asheville, Julie Feinsilver, niece of painter Zola Marcus, and Garry L. Hagberg, James H. Ottaway Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics, Bard...

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Performance: Happenchance, An Exploration into Unknown Interiors

Saturday, December 3 – 7:30 p.m. {69 Broadway}
Choreographer Kathy Meyers Leiner + guest artists Sara Baird, Lindsey Kelley Brewer and Jenni Cockrell performed a work in progress that drew inspiration from the original Black Mountain College Happenings and explores the known and unknown interiors of person, place and thing.

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Presentation: Ferment + Complications at BMC – Mary Emma Harris

Wednesday, November 16th – 7:00 p.m. {56 Broadway}
The final few years of BMC’s existence were full of new priorities and challenges. The creative ferment of the 1940s continued, but the leadership vacuum in the wake of the departures of Josef and Anni Albers, Ted Dreier, and others opened the door for Charles Olson to step in.

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Performance: Kimathi Moore and Carmelo Pampillonio

Saturday, November 12 – 7:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} Experimental compositions of Kimathi Moore and Carmelo Pampillonio New Work by: + Electronic composer Kimathi Moore devised lush acoustic environments with an ascetic and immersive palette. These delicately crafted...

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Performance: Tashi Dorji + Tyler Damon

Sunday, October 30 - 7:00 p.m. {56 Broadway} Suggested Donation $5 - $10 Tashi Dorji (electric guitar) & Tyler Damon (drums/percussion) have come together from a place of mutual admiration. Though the pair has scarcely spoken of a musical intention, together they...

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Roundtable Discussion: The Making of An Installation

Friday, October 28 – 7:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} The Making of An Installation: A Roundtable Discussion A panel of artists, educators, and curators discussed Leigh Ann Pahapill’s installation The Interaction of Color | The Dematerialization of Form on view at the...

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