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.
Friday, February 1, 5:30PM - 8:00PM Join us in celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Politics at Black Mountain College Curated by the team of Connie Bostic, Jon Elliston, Jay Miller, and Alice Sebrell The BMC...read more
Saturday, February 9 – 7pm FILMS@BMCM+AC: Reclamations of Blackness. Vonnie Quest, filmmaker, curator, and founder of the Afro+ProjectionLAB, presents the cinema art program Reclamations of Blackness in which filmmakers use experimental modes of image-making to...read more
Wednesday, February 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Politics at BMC 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:...read more
Friday and Saturday, February 22 + 23 – 7pm We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite by The Fresh Cut Orchestra. A timely restaging of We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, a seminal recording from the civil rights era. The piece will be performed by the NYC /...read more