Upcoming Programming 2015

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.

 

Presentation

Saturday, January 31, 2:00 p.m.
Weaving Ear and Eye: Susan Weil's Poemumbles - Sara Kirschenbaum + Rachael Inch
A conversation tracing the evolution of Susan Weil's poemumbles, exploring their origins, themes, and influences, and a lifelong journey of weaving word and image.  
Free BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $5 non-members

 

Play/Performance

Saturday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. + Sunday, February 22, 3:00 p.m.
R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe, two encore performances of this one-man play written by D.W. Jacobs from the life, work, and writings of inventor, designer, and BMC summer faculty member Buckminster Fuller will be performed by noted actor and storyteller David Novak. $10 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $15 non-members

 

Presentation 

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

 

Workshop 

Sunday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Word and Image, taught by book artist and calligrapher Annie Cicale. In this workshop we will explore the complementary nature of word and image and work with compositions to bring the two together in an expressive and communicative way. Call 828-350-8484 to register.
$50 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $60 non-members

 

Performance

April 4, 2015, 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.
6th Annual {Re}HAPPENING
An immersive, multi-sensory experience of art, performance & food in the Dining Hall and on the grounds of the BMC Lake Eden Campus organized in collaboration with The Media Arts Project.
INFO: www.rehappening.com