Current Exhibition

September 20th – January 4th


VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek

Curated by Sara VanDerBeek and

Chelsea Spengemann, Director of the Stan VanDerBeek Archive

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Between Form and Content


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Exhibited in the Fall of 2018, Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College was the first exhibition to focus on Lawrence’s time at Black Mountain College, teaching painting at the Summer Art Institute of 1946.

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center By The Numbers

200,000+

Visitors

6000+

Collaborations with Artists + Organizations

1,000+

Events

3,000+

Pieces of Artwork + Ephemera

50+

Exhibitions

60+

Oral Histories Created

30+

Exhibition Catalogues, Dossiers + Other Publications

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BMCM+AC is supported by our members, a community as passionate about the legacy of Black Mountain College as we are. With sliding scale options, our members sustain our programs, collection, exhibitions and more. As a thank you, we offer our members some added benefits.

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PERSPECTIVES: TRACEY MORGAN

Wednesday, October 16 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest...

FILMS@BMCM+AC: BAUHAUS SPIRIT: 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS

Thursday, October 24 - 7pm Films@BMCM+AC Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus. This film gives a fascinating look at how the Bauhaus ideas about art, theater, design, and architecture continue to shape our world today. The film celebrates the cultural history of...

BOOK LAUNCH: LETTERS TO JARGON

Wednesday, October 30 - 7pm Letters to Jargon – Book Launch and Presentation by Andrew Rippeon. Letters to Jargon collects all of the known correspondence between poet Larry Eigner and Jonathan Williams, BMC alumnus, poet, photographer, and the influential...

WORKSHOPS: ULTRA LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING

Saturday, November 2  Two Ultra low-budget Filmmaking Workshops (Narrative and Experimental) 9am – 12:30 (Narrative) and 2pm – 5:30 (Experimental) Filmmaker and multi-media artist Adam Larsen teaches this hands-on filmmaking workshop using iPhones and everyday...

PERFORMANCE: AKI ONDA

Wednesday, November 6 - 7PM Aki Onda Reflections and Repercussions. A multi-media performance exploring the interplay among luminosity, acoustic, architectural, and emotional relationships within the space. Performing with various types of lighting equipment such as...

PERSPECTIVES: CURT CLONINGER

Wednesday, November 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest...

PERFORMANCE: SI OTSEDOHA (WE’RE STILL HERE)

Thursday, November 21 - 7pm The Cherokee Chamber Singers perform “Si Otsedoha (We're Still Here)” by William Brittelle.  In 2017, Cherokee student leaders assembled a forum for open discussion on what it means for them to be Cherokee in the past, present, and...

GALLERY TALK: GLORIA SUTTON

Thursday, December 5 - 7pm Reframing contemporary art history: On the work of Sara and Stan VanDerBeek. Author and art historian Gloria Sutton examines Sara VanDerBeek’s recent photographic work in relationship to the Expanded Cinema experiments of her father, BMC...

PERFORMANCE: JOHNNY GANDELSMAN

Thursday, December 12 - 7pm Johnny Gandelsman performs Bach's complete cello suites.  Grammy award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman brings his new project to BMCM+AC, presenting Bach’s complete cello suites on the violin. A founding member of...

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Exhibitions

September 20th – January 4th: VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek is a multidisciplinary exhibition focused on pioneering film and video artist and Black Mountain College alumnus Stan VanDerBeek. The show includes a selection of Stan VanDerBeek’s restored films, featuring layers of dance, color, and sound – often through collaborations with other artists. Contemporary artist, Sara VanDerBeek, created new work for the exhibition connected to the BMC legacy.

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Our members sustain BMCM+AC, supporting our exhibitions, collection, programs and more. With sliding scale options, we hope that you’ll find a membership that works for you!