Upcoming Events

PERSPECTIVES: TRACEY MORGAN

PERSPECTIVES: TRACEY MORGAN

Wednesday, October 16 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek 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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FILMS@BMCM+AC: BAUHAUS SPIRIT: 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS

FILMS@BMCM+AC: BAUHAUS SPIRIT: 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS

Thursday, October 24 - 7pm Films@BMCM+AC Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus. This film gives a fascinating look at how the Bauhaus ideas about art, theater, design, and architecture continue to shape our world today. The film celebrates the cultural history of...

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BOOK LAUNCH: LETTERS TO JARGON

BOOK LAUNCH: LETTERS TO JARGON

Wednesday, October 30 - 7pm Letters to Jargon – Book Launch and Presentation by Andrew Rippeon. Letters to Jargon collects all of the known correspondence between poet Larry Eigner and Jonathan Williams, BMC alumnus, poet, photographer, and the influential publisher...

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WORKSHOPS: ULTRA LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING

WORKSHOPS: ULTRA LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING

Saturday, November 2  Two Ultra low-budget Filmmaking Workshops (Narrative and Experimental) 9am – 12:30 (Narrative) and 2pm – 5:30 (Experimental) Filmmaker and multi-media artist Adam Larsen teaches this hands-on filmmaking workshop using iPhones and everyday...

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PERFORMANCE: AKI ONDA

PERFORMANCE: AKI ONDA

Wednesday, November 6 - 7PM Aki Onda Reflections and Repercussions. A multi-media performance exploring the interplay among luminosity, acoustic, architectural, and emotional relationships within the space. Performing with various types of lighting equipment such as...

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PERSPECTIVES: CURT CLONINGER

PERSPECTIVES: CURT CLONINGER

Wednesday, November 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek 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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PERFORMANCE: SI OTSEDOHA (WE’RE STILL HERE)

PERFORMANCE: SI OTSEDOHA (WE’RE STILL HERE)

Thursday, November 21 - 7pm The Cherokee Chamber Singers perform “Si Otsedoha (We're Still Here)” by William Brittelle.  In 2017, Cherokee student leaders assembled a forum for open discussion on what it means for them to be Cherokee in the past, present, and future...

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GALLERY TALK: GLORIA SUTTON

GALLERY TALK: GLORIA SUTTON

Thursday, December 5 - 7pm Reframing contemporary art history: On the work of Sara and Stan VanDerBeek. Author and art historian Gloria Sutton examines Sara VanDerBeek’s recent photographic work in relationship to the Expanded Cinema experiments of her father, BMC...

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PERFORMANCE: JOHNNY GANDELSMAN

PERFORMANCE: JOHNNY GANDELSMAN

Thursday, December 12 - 7pm Johnny Gandelsman performs Bach's complete cello suites.  Grammy award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman brings his new project to BMCM+AC, presenting Bach’s complete cello suites on the violin. A founding member of Brooklyn...

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Ongoing Events

DRAWING WORKSHOP

DRAWING WORKSHOP

Tuesdays, October 15 – December 17 from 1-3pm  Drawing Workshop. Regi Weile, architect and educator, teaches this 10 session workshop synthesizing the Foundation Courses of the Werkbund Movement, the DeStijl Movement, and the Bauhaus. Sessions will be progressive in...

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Past Events

FILMS@BMCM+AC: STAN VANDERBEEK

FILMS@BMCM+AC: STAN VANDERBEEK

Thursday, October 10 - 7pm Films@BMCM+AC Stan VanDerBeek films. An evening of short films by Stan VanDerBeek, including Science Friction (1959), Breathdeath (1963), Poemfield No. 2 (1966), and others. Free for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $8 non-members

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VIRTUAL BAUHAUS: VR EXPERIENCE

VIRTUAL BAUHAUS: VR EXPERIENCE

September 23 - October 7  Using Virtual Reality technology, Virtual Bauhaus offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience, transporting them into the architectural space of the iconic Bauhaus Dessau building. Created and sponsored by Goethe-Institut.  

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GALLERY TALK: THE MOON MUSEUM

GALLERY TALK: THE MOON MUSEUM

Thursday, October 3 - 7pm The Moon Museum: Apollo XII’s Secret Art Mission. Hear about this first-ever ‘Space Art’ object,  and how it secretly became a part of the Apollo XII lunar lander by author and art historian Jade Dellinger.  The Moon Museum was the brainchild...

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ReVIEWING 11

ReVIEWING 11

September 20-22 ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 11.  Held at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, this annual conference explores the history and legacy of Black Mountain College through presentations, workshops, and performances. Keynote Speakers: Sara VanDerBeek artist...

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OPENING RECEPTION: VANDERBEEK + VANDERBEEK

OPENING RECEPTION: VANDERBEEK + VANDERBEEK

Friday, September 20, 6:30-8:30pm 7pm PERFORMANCE: Max VanDerBeek, percussion artist and son of Stan VanDerBeek, will perform a live percussion response to the recently digitized footage Stan VanDerBeek created with Merce Cunningham as part of their larger...

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PERFORMANCES: FLYER IN A DARK CHAMBER // OKAPI + EDWIN SALAS

PERFORMANCES: FLYER IN A DARK CHAMBER // OKAPI + EDWIN SALAS

Saturday, August 24 – 7pm  Flyer in a Dark Chamber A reimagining of the mythology of Lilith, told through spoken-word, dance and music. Ten vignettes explore the stories of Lilith as the first wife of Adam, an empowered and emancipated woman, an outcast from Eden, the...

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PERSPECTIVES: EVA BARES

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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POETRY READING: JEFFERY BEAM

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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PERFORMANCE: JOHN CAGE’S SONATAS AND INTERLUDES

PERFORMANCE: JOHN CAGE’S SONATAS AND INTERLUDES

Thursday, August 1 – 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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DRAWING WORKSHOP

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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PERFORMANCE: CAGE SHUFFLE

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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PERSPECTIVES: AMANDA HOLLOMON-COOK

PERSPECTIVES: AMANDA HOLLOMON-COOK

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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YOWANA SARI GAMELAN ENSEMBLE

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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PERFORMANCES: MATERIALS, SOUNDS + BMC

PERFORMANCES: MATERIALS, SOUNDS + BMC

Saturday, June 8, 7pm 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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GALLERY TALK

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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PERSPECTIVES: DIANA C. STOLL

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

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

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

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

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

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

{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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FLAHERTY/CORSANO DUO

FLAHERTY/CORSANO DUO

Saturday, August 24th - 1:30pm Transfigurations III, Celebrating 15 Years of Harvest Records Presents Flaherty/Corsano Duo   Saxophonist Paul Flaherty and drummer Chris Corsano are New England-based musicians dedicated to the promise and purpose of free improvisation....

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PERSPECTIVES: JAY MILLER

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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PLAYING WITH SOUND KIDS WORKSHOP

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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PERSPECTIVES: CONNIE BOSTIC

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

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

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

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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OPENING RECEPTION

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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PERSPECTIVES: JOSH COPUS

PERSPECTIVES: JOSH COPUS

Wednesday, August 28 – 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...

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PERSPECTIVES: DARIN WATERS

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

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

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

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)

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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CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA EARL THOMAS

CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA EARL THOMAS

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

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PERSPECTIVES: BARBARA EARL THOMAS

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

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

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

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

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

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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OPENING RECEPTION – SAY IT LOUD {22 London Road}

OPENING RECEPTION – SAY IT LOUD {22 London Road}

Saturday, September 29 - 2018, 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...

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OPENING RECEPTION: BETWEEN FORM AND CONTENT

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 Julie...

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ReVIEWING 10

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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