Our world goes to pieces; we have to rebuild our world. . . .
We have to find our strength rather than our weakness.
–Anni Albers, 1944

Dear Friends,

Black Mountain College began in politically and economically tumultuous times. Its founders believed that every individual had a responsibility to contribute to a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive society—and that the arts were an integral part of such a society. We strive to uphold these principles.

While the financial impact of COVID-19 has been a difficult blow for BMCM+AC, shifting our activities online over the past several months has also offered unprecedented opportunities to connect with and support artists, musicians, performers, researchers, and educators from around the world as well as here in Asheville. Thousands of you have joined us to connect through free virtual performances, discussions, and learning resources. 

These are just a few of the recent public events in BMCM+AC’s Museum from Home initiative:

These vital conversations and new opportunities are possible thanks to your enthusiasm and support. We understand that this is a challenging time. If donating is an option for you, please know that your support represents a critical investment in the future of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and our community, and that we are grateful. 

Will you consider contributing to support another year of offering new, innovative ways to connect through the arts?

As a supporter, you’ll join the Amphion Foundation, Asheville Area Arts Council, Beattie Foundation, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund, Marion Stedman Covington Foundation, Horowitz Foundation, Luce Foundation, Henry Moore Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, North Carolina Arts Council, North Carolina Humanities Council, Windgate Foundation, and others in helping us not just to survive through this difficult time, but to reinvent and reinvigorate what we do.

With deepest thanks from the entire BMCM+AC staff, 

Jeff, Alice, Kate, and Carissa

1. Brooklyn Rider performing borderlands… by Matana Roberts via livestream, July 15, 2020.
2. Recreations of a photograph by Hazel Larsen Archer created by participants during Leap Then Look’s digital artist residency, July 5, 2020. From left: original by Hazel Larsen Archer, and Instagram submissions by @artpedagogy, @mona.cambs, @littlepotter888, @doctor.horror, @lucycrancan, @aeioutururublog, and @polkest.