February 1 – May 18, 2019
Curated by Connie Bostic, Jon Elliston, Jay Miller, and Alice Sebrell
The BMC community faced political differences, both internally and externally, throughout its 24-year history. The college was born in 1933 during the Great Depression, lived through WWII, was deeply affected by Hitler’s rise to power, and closed during the Cold War. Though often viewed today as an idyllic mountain refuge, isolated from tumultuous global politics, BMC took shape in the context of (and in response to) world events. Through a rich variety of media—artworks, images, texts, and audio—this exhibition will explore the various political dimensions of Black Mountain College, both internal and external, that shaped the trajectory of the college and its community of people.