The podcast will bring to light new perspectives on such topics as democracy, progressive education, modernism, and abstraction, telling the story of Black Mountain College within the scope of 20th-century history and reflecting on the many ways that BMC has shaped culture in the present day.
Gelly’s residency is part of BMCM+AC’s Active Archive Residency Program, a strategic initiative that addresses the challenge of connecting Black Mountain College’s historic legacy with contemporary perspectives. Active Archive invites scholars and cultural thinkers to engage with BMC’s legacy of multidisciplinary innovation through research-based commissions utilizing the museum’s extensive collection, the historic site, and the BMC archives.
Funding provided, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Additional funding generously provided by the North Carolina Humanities Council and Better Lemon Creative Audio.