Curated by J. Richard Gruber
This exhibition documents internationally recognized artist, designer and builder Randy Shull’s creative process in the planning, design and construction of two contemporary art museum and research environments for the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville, NC. Built in two phases, Phase One (2014-15) focused on the renovation and conversion of the museum’s original 56 Broadway site into a new three-zoned environment featuring a public entry and retail sales area with an adjoining Black Mountain College (BMC) orientation center, an expanded and updated BMC exhibition gallery, and a new BMC library, research and study center. Phase Two (2015-16) is a new exhibition, performance, program and office environment designed for a converted historic property at 69 Broadway where expanded contemporary exhibitions and programs will be presented in a flexible, multi-functional public space. The exhibition will consider the distinctive architectural design of each site, as well as the hand-made furniture, counters, desks, cabinets, and display systems by Randy Shull Design, built using vernacular and available regional materials, and inspired by the design aesthetic and creative philosophies of Black Mountain College.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more