Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed open-access digital publication of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC). The Journal seeks to host diverse works by writers and artists of varied backgrounds. We welcome academic...

Dorothea Rockburne Interview by Connie Bostic

Transcribed by Jolene Mechanic This is Connie Bostic.  It’s April 19th, 2002.  We’re in the studios of Bonesteel Films on Carolina Lane in Asheville, North Carolina and we’re with Dorothea Rockburne. Dorothea could you tell us when you attended Black Mountain College?...

Black Mountain College: A Brief Introduction

The story of Black Mountain College begins in 1933 and comprises a fascinating chapter in the history of education and the arts. Conceived by John A. Rice, a brilliant and mercurial scholar who left Rollins College in a storm of controversy, Black Mountain College was...

2022 Artist Lineup

2022 Artist Lineup Program Schedule The Philip Glass Ensemblephoto by Ryuhei Shindo Min Xiao-Fen and River Guerguerian Hazel Larsen Archer, Cornelia Williams at BMC Smoke & Mirrors Movement+Monoprint I – Jamie Karolich Málning Two-Way Street The Philip...

About the Museum

Hours + Location Open Monday – Saturday 11am to 5pm We close our gallery, library and research center between exhibitions – visit our Exhibitions Page for dates. 120 College StreetAsheville, NC 28801828-350-8484 info@blackmountaincollege.org To schedule a group...

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 8 Schedule

Check out the schedule for the Annual Conference below! Friday September 23rd, 2016 1:00 p.m. Lobby – Registration opens 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Films Laura Hope-Gill and Rick Aguar: Hell’s Hot Breath: Galway Kinnell at Black Mountain College (15 minutes) This program is...

Museum from Home

Museum from Home Digital Exhibitions Get started with A Brief Introduction to Black Mountain College, then dive in to these exhibitions to view selected works, explore exhibition themes, listen to oral histories, view recorded lectures and performances, and find...

Max Dehn by David Peifer

An Artist among Mathematicians and a Mathematician among Artists   David Peifer Introduction Max Dehn was unique among the faculty at Black Mountain College. His great works are not paintings, music, or performance. His career and achievements are in theoretical...

Volume 1: Inaugural Issue

Volume 1: Inaugural Issue   Table of Contents Blake Hobby, Executive EditorBrian Butler, Associate Editor March 2011 Dorothea Rockburne Interview with Connie Bostic Transcribed by Jolene Mechanic The Prospect of an Ideal Liberal Arts College Curriculum:...

Black Mountain College: Eclipsing the Local in Artworld Memory

Black Mountain College: Eclipsing the Local in Artworld Memory Topher Lineberry In summer 2018 I began documenting, archiving, researching, and writing about the artwork of Helen Gaines Howerton Lineberry (1919-2012), who also happened to be my grandmother. Helen was...

ANNUAL REPORT 2020

Our world, just as yours, has changed dramatically in the last year. We have been forced to adapt and have taken the opportunity to look at our mission with new eyes. This has been a year where business as usual gave way to the unexpected, where we were called to be flexible while still holding steadfast in our commitment to the BMC legacy and our extended community.

Dorothea Rockburne

Dorothea Rockburne, Shadowed Perimeter, 2004 – 2008, Edition 63/70. Etching and silkscreen on Somerset paper. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artist. Marie Tavroges Stilkind, Dorothea Rockburne, ca. 1952. Vintage gelatin silver...

Jack Tworkov

Jack Tworkov, “KTL #1,” 1982. Lithograph. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of Pat and Ed Butler. Jack Tworkov, “L-SF-ES #1,” 1979. Etching with aquatint, copyright proof #2 for subscriber’s edition. Collection of Black...

BMC and Beyond

It wasn’t stone, it wasn’t welded steel, it wasn’t traditional sculpture. They thought it was craft, or something else, but not art. They couldn’t define it in the early fifties when I was starting out. I’d get accepted [into a show] and then I’d get a call that I was...

ANNUAL REPORT 2019

ANNUAL REPORT 2019 FULL ANNUAL REPORT PDF DEAR FRIENDS, This has been another year of unparalleled exhibitions and performances, a celebration of what’s possible in our new home and with the support of our community. At the beginning of 2019, we were in the last few...

SCIENCE PUB: A TOAST TO THE SCIENTISTS OF BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

November 16, 2018 {Asheville Museum of Science} Open only 23 years, from 1933 to 1956, Black Mountain College has become famous for the many artists who were faculty or students at the college. These individuals have had a profound influence on modern and contemporary art. Recently there have been national and international exhibitions dedicated to the influence and legacy of BMC. There is now an extensive collection of literature on the college. Most of this work has focused on the arts and artists from BMC. However, BMC was not just an art school. It was a liberal arts college based on John Dewey’s theories of education. There was a full spectrum of liberal arts classes, including classes in the sciences such as mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. The college always had at least a few science faculty. Just as BMC was able to attract many great artists because of WWII, they were also able to attract some amazing science faculty. For a small undergraduate college tucked back in the southern Appalachian Mountains, the list of distinguished science faculty is surprising. This talk will give a brief overview of a few of the notable individuals who taught in the sciences at BMC.