Museum from Home

We’re joining museums and galleries around the world in offering remote alternatives to our in person exhibitions and programs.

On this page you will find ways to experience art and performance, learn more about Black Mountain College and its artists, and even participate in virtual events.

You can navigate directly to what interests you most through the list below, or scroll through to discover something new.

Digital Exhibitions

Get started with A Brief Introduction to Black Mountain College, then dive in to these exhibitions to view selected works, explore exhibition themes, listen to oral histories, view recorded lectures and performances, and find additional resources.

Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College

Opened January 24, 2020

Curated by Kate Averett + Alice Sebrell

VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek

Exhibited September 20, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Curated by Chelsea Spengemann + Sara VanDerBeek

Politics at Black Mountain College

Exhibited February 1 – May 18, 2019

Curated by the team of Connie Bostic, Jon Elliston, Jay Miller, and Alice Sebrell.

Between Form and Content

Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College


September 28, 2018 – January 12, 2019

Curated by Julie Levin Caro and Jeff Arnal

Virtual Events

In addition to events hosted by BMCM+AC, we are sharing independent and third-party experiences that you can enjoy from home! Let us know which virtual events you’d like to see by connecting with us on social media or emailing info@blackmountaincollege.org.

Ongoing


 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Museum Day Celebration

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Museum Day Celebration

We are excited to offer the opportunity to bring BMCM+AC into your Animal Crossing game through custom designs based on pieces from our permanent collection and inspiration to create galleries of your own.

Scheduled


 

Leap Then Look

Leap Then Look

July 1st – 10th on Instagram (@leap_then_look) | July 10th Workshop Registration Full

Instagram Takeovers + Discussions


Catch up on Instagram takeovers from artists and scholars inspired by Black Mountain College, historic looks into the BMC archives, and ongoing discussions on racial equity in the arts at @bmcmuseum

Performances

Revisit past performances and watch recordings featuring contemporary musicians and performers presented as part of the BMCM+AC Performance Initiative. You can also listen to works by featured musicians on Spotify.

Music + Podcasts

Learn about Black Mountain College history, listen to the composers who attended or taught at BMC, hear works by musicians who are part of the BMCM+AC Performance Initiative, and discover the words of the Black Mountain Poets through Black Mountain College Radio and these Spotify playlists.

Black Mountain College Radio Episode #3: Make Noise + Hursh

Black Mountain College Radio Episode #3: Make Noise + Hursh

Episode 3 of Black Mountain College Radio, our podcast dedicated to all things Black Mountain College and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, centers on Make Noise and BMC alum Frank Hursh! In this podcast, hear: An interview with the creators of Make Noise,...

Black Mountain College Radio Episode #1: Thomson + Harrison

Black Mountain College Radio Episode #1:
Thomson + Harrison

Lend us your ears for the debut episode of Black Mountain College Radio, our new podcast dedicated to all things Black Mountain College and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center! In this podcast, hear: An interview with Julie J. Thomson, curator of the...

Black Mountain College in Podcasts

Podcast episodes we love about the history of Black Mountain College (1933-1957) and the enduring legacy of individuals who converged there, by BMCM+AC and others. Some long, some short; some academic, some just for fun. Includes episodes from the 2017 BMCM+AC podcast series, Black Mountain College Radio.

BMCM+AC Performance Initiative

Featuring contemporary musicians whose works have been commissioned by and/or performed at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Learn more about the BMCM+AC Performance Initiative.

The Music of Black Mountain College

Featuring the composers whose work shaped the curriculum of Black Mountain College (1933-1957) and impacted the future of music, including John Cage, Lou Harrison, Ernst Krenek, Ursula Mamlok, Erik Satie, Arnold Schönberg, Roger Sessions, David Tudor, and Stefan Wolpe.

The Black Mountain Poets

The words of the poets associated with Black Mountain College and/or the Black Mountain Review. Includes readings of poems by Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, Joel Oppenheimer, Denise Levertov, Galway Kinnell, and Jonathan Williams.

The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

Ten volumes of BMCM+AC’s peer-reviewed open-access digital publication have been published to date. The latest release is Volume 10: Chance I Dance, an exploration of dance and performance at Black Mountain College featuring artists and interpreters of work both past and contemporary. The issue is replete with fascinating videos and photographs, as well as articles and poetry.

Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

Browse ten volumes of essays, performances, artworks and more

on the history and legacy of Black Mountain College

Chance | Dance

Read the latest volume of the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

Lectures + Keynotes

Learn more about Black Mountain College through this collection of keynote addresses from past ReVIEWING Conferences and live discussions hosted on Zoom as part of our Museum from Home Initiative. 

Highlights from the Blog

Start exploring our blog by diving into these most-loved posts, written by BMCM+AC staff and guest authors. Interested in contributing a new post to the blog? Get in touch with us at volunteer@blackmountaincollege.org!

FBI Investigations at BMC

FBI Investigations at BMC

FBI Investigations of Black Mountain College

At the height of mid-20th Century communist paranoia, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a secret investigation into Black Mountain College. Students and faculty of the college have told stories of how troubling and ridiculous it was to see trenchcoat-wearing FBI agents sneaking around campus, but finally last year, the bureau declassified the investigation file at the request of the Carolina Public Press via the Freedom of Information Act. Now available for public viewing, the file elucidates the motives and methods behind the investigation.

Keep in Touch

Social Media

We’re sharing daily posts, updates, and articles on all three platforms, plus curator-led video tours of the exhibition Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College on Instagram Stories.

Join in on creative prompts and virtual events with the hashtag #BlackMountainAtHome.

E-mail Us

We would love to hear from you, whether it’s about BMC or just to lend an ear. Send us your thoughts!

Thank You for Your Support!

BMCM+AC is a nonprofit organization supported by a community that is passionate about the legacy of Black Mountain College. Our members and donors at all levels sustain our programs, collection, exhibitions and more.

If you have found value in these online resources, we encourage you to support our work in the following ways: