IMAGES of Black Mountain College

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. 
Heather South, Archivist at the Western Regional Archives, will discuss and show images and collection items from the Black Mountain College holdings owned by the State Archives and sign copies of the new photographic publication of Black Mountain College.  Free Admission.  View Poster >>

 

{Re}HAPPENING 2015 - Tickets On Sale

ReHappeningPoster2015lforwebTo purchase tickets click here.

The {Re}HAPPENING honors the dynamic artistic energy of Black Mountain College and pays tribute to the groundbreaking innovations of that community of artists. Meanwhile, the event launches a contemporary platform for artists and patrons to experience adventurous art and creativity in the present day.

This year’s {Re}HAPPENING will take place Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 3:00-10:00pm. The event re-imagines Black Mountain College’s tradition of Saturday night parties and performances. This year marks the sixth annual {Re}HAPPENING when more than eighty artists from the region’s diverse creative communities will come together in the spirit of Black Mountain College. Artists are encouraged to push the envelope and take risks by incorporating spontaneity, experimentation, audience participation and/or interdisciplinary modes of art-making into their work.

Call For Executive Director

bmc logo by josef albers smallBlack Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina has an immediate opening for an Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, this individual will be responsible for the general administration of the museum, community relations, development, finance, and implementation of the strategic plan. The successful candidate must have arts-related, non-profit management and fund-raising experience, an interest in history of Black Mountain College, and excellent communication and writing skills. The candidate will promote and support both the history of Black Mountain College and the work of the Museum + Arts Center.

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College for public study and enjoyment. The newly renovated exhibition space and resource center is located in downtown Asheville at 56 Broadway and is dedicated to exploring the history and legacy of the world's most acclaimed experimental educational community. The organization achieves its mission through collection, conservation and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. The museum has recently leased expansion space across the street at 67 Broadway, which will open in early June 2015. Read More >>

Design Apprenticeship Blog

BMCExpandByCarleyBrandauFor updates on the work-in-progress, be sure to check out the Instagram account that Brandau is curating, blkmtncollege_expand, as well as her Tumblr page: http://blkmtncollege-expand.tumblr.com.

This fall, we received funding from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to begin the pilot phase of our first-ever Design Apprenticeship program. We are proud to announce that artist and recent UNCA graduate Carley Brandau has been selected as the inaugural Design Apprentice for this program.

This apprenticeship directly supports BMCM+AC’s redesign and renovation of our new gallery space in the building owned by the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, and the adaptive conversion of our current 56 Broadway space into a research and study center. Through one-on-one training sessions, the program echoes the workshop structure of both the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College. Artist, designer, entrepreneur, and collector Randy Shull, commissioned to design and oversee the physical expansion of BMCM+AC, is the design mentor for the pilot program, which focuses on design and furniture building. Read More >>

 

Grand {Re}OPENING

of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Friday, January 30, 2015 from 5:30 - 8:00pm, FREE Admission
Gallery Talk by Randy Shull at 6:30pm

In conjunction with the Susan Weil exhibition opening, we will open our newly redesigned and renovated museum space at 56 Broadway in downtown Asheville, NC. The redesign and renovation is funded by a major grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and is being led by Asheville-based and internationally recognized artist/ designer Randy Shull. He will give a gallery talk at 6:30pm about his design process for the new space.

The Grand {Re}OPENING at 56 Broadway is Phase One of a larger expansion that will include the addition of a second museum gallery (for changing exhibitions) and collection storage vault in the building owned by the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design at 67 Broadway, diagonally across the street from our current location.

The overall project supports multiple educational initiatives including: paid museum internships and a design apprentice; an expanded art library and research center for scholars, students and BMC enthusiasts; increased access to our oral history interview archive and our permanent collection of artwork and primary documents related to Black Mountain College. Phase Two at 67 Broadway will open in the summer of 2015.

Poemumbles: 30 years of Susan Weil's poem/images

SusanWeilApril2000forwebExhibition - January 30 – May 23, 2015

Curated by Rachael Inch and Brian E. Butler
Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 30, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
with a gallery talk by Weil's studio assistant and exhibition co-curator Rachael Inch

This project receives support from: the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Asheville Area Arts Council; UNC Asheville Howerton Distinguished Professor in the Humanities.

Susan Weil's poemumbles are a unique form of poetic expression that explore the limitless potential and fluidity of her thoughts in visual and verbal form. Weil has always had an affinity for words. Ever since her father Leonard read Chaucer and Joyce to her as a child, words have given Weil a unique way of looking at the world. When Susan met her Swedish dealer Anders Tornberg in 1977, she began sending him poems and accompanying images. Read More >>