Upcoming Events

GALLERY TALK: Curator Julie J. Thomson

Saturday, May 20, 3 pm {69 Broadway}  On the final day of Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College, join us for a gallery talk with the exhibition's curator, Julie J. Thomson. Julie will lead us through a final look at the exhibition. She will reflect...

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OPENING RECEPTION: Robert Motherwell: The Quiet + The Wild

Friday, June 2, 5:30-8 pm {56 Broadway} “Art is an experience, not an object.” - Robert Motherwell As a teacher at Black Mountain College in 1945 and 1951, Robert Motherwell provided a strong link to the emerging Abstract Expressionist movement in New York City. This...

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OPENING RECEPTION: Frank Hursh: Marking Space + Place

Friday, June 2, 5:30–8 pm {69 Broadway} Gallery Talk by Frank Hursh at 6:45 pm Frank Hursh attended Black Mountain College from 1949 until 1950 and has been a working artist and educator in Mexico since 1956. Painting, drawing, and art education have been constants in...

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ARTIST TALK: Frank Hursh

Saturday, June 3, 2 pm {69 Broadway} Frank Hursh has led a fascinating life dedicated to the arts and arts education. His impressive resume includes animation for cartoon classics such as Rocky and Bullwinkle and Fractured Fairy Tales, innovative work as a...

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PERFORMANCE + ARTIST TALK: Duets With Orchid

Thursday, June 8, 7 & 8 pm {56 Broadway} Caitlyn Swett (dancer/choreographer) and Zach Cooper (electric guitar/contrabass) invite audience members to experience a physical and audio installation. Using the MIDI Sprout, which employs biofeedback technology to turn...

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PRESENTATION: Robert Motherwell

Thursday, June 22, 7 pm {56 Broadway} Jerald Melberg, founder of the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and representative of the Dedalus Foundation (Robert Motherwell Estate), discusses the artist’s balance between wildly expressive work and his deep...

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PERFORMANCE + ARTIST TALK: Make Noise

Friday, July 21, 7 pm {69 Broadway} “We want our instruments to be an experience, one that will require us to change our trajectories and thereby impact the way we understand and imagine sound." Make Noise, an Asheville-based company that designs and builds analog...

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FILM SCREENING: Robert Motherwell & The New York School

Thursday, July 27, 7 pm {56 Broadway} Robert Motherwell & The New York School: Storming the Citadel, by filmmaker Catherine Tatge, looks at the epic struggle undertaken by Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, Kline, and Motherwell as they changed the trajectory of art in...

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WORKSHOP: Image Speak

Sunday, August 6, 12–4 pm In Image Speak, taught by Lynn Underwood, participants will explore a variety of art activities and media with the focus on process and intuition. The workshop will alternate between personal art and community art, responding to images...

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BOOK LAUNCH + RECEPTION: The Democratic Constitution

August 24, 7 pm {69 Broadway} Brian E. Butler, UNC Asheville professor of philosophy and author of The Democratic Constitution: Experimentalism and Interpretation (Chicago, 2017), will discuss his new book and its connection to BMC-infused ideas related to democratic...

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Annual Conference

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 9

September 29 – October 1, 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina
ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 9 is an annual conference co-hosted by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and the University of North Carolina, Asheville. The three-day program includes a full schedule of speakers, panels, workshops, and performances. The conference is open to the public and is scheduled for Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, in Asheville, NC.

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Past Events

An Afternoon with the Asheville Singers

Friday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. {56 Broadway} Call it an early weekend and catch this Friday afternoon performance by UNC Asheville's ensemble group, the Asheville Singers, led by Dr. Melodie Galloway, music department associate professor and chair. They'll perform a mix of...

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A Living Museum With George Scheer

Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. {56 Broadway} A conversation with George Scheer about hidden histories in art and his work fostering creative communities at the intersection of aesthetics and social change. Scheer is co-founder and director of Elsewhere, a living museum...

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Poetry With Tracey Schmidt: An Asheville Wordfest Event

Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. {56 Broadway} Join us for an evening of poetry with Tracey Schmidt to kick off Asheville Wordfest (find a full schedule of performances at avlwordfest.com)! Schmidt will read her own work, as well as the work of Rumi and Hafiz, with...

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The Elegant Mystery of Pinhole Photography

Saturday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. {69 Broadway} Presented in collaboration with The Asheville Darkroom and taught by Bridget Conn, former director of The Asheville Darkroom, this hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the lo-tech beauty of pinhole...

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Film Screening

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} This evening of short films celebrates three well-known photographers who taught at BMC (Harry Callahan, Barbara Morgan, and Aaron Siskind) and one who visited (Rudy Burckhardt). The films and the photographers will be...

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PERFORMANCE: 7th Annual {Re}Happening

Saturday, March 25, 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. {Lake Eden Campus} This annual, interdisciplinary performance event returns in 2017, at the Lake Eden campus of Black Mountain College. Join dozens of local artists alongside Chicago’s Third Coast Percussion and New York-based...

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LISTENING SESSION: Williams Mix by John Cage

Thursday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. {56 Broadway} Introducing Listening Sessions at BMCM+AC! This is a new forum led by Executive Director Jeff Arnal created to examine the evolving culture of listening and to investigate the larger lineage of music and how a plethora of...

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Odyssey High School Coffee Night

Friday, March 3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. {56 Broadway} Odyssey High School students will perform on a variety of instruments and do improv sets. Wonderful baked goods, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa will be for sale.  Free and open to the...

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Frame + Form | Screen Dance Festival

Friday, February 24, Screening, 7:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} Saturday, February 25, Workshop, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} Presented in collaboration with The Media Arts Project, this two-day festival and workshop features dance created specifically for film and video....

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Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio

Saturday February 4, 8:00 p.m. {56 Broadway} This is the newest project from Philadelphia-based guitarist/composer Nick Millevoi, exploring the sonic space between Neil Young's expansive work with Crazy Horse, late 60s free jazz, and the NY Downtown scene. Millevoi's...

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Conversation: Begin to See

Saturday, January 21, 2:00 p.m. {69 Broadway} Come join us for a conversation with Julie J. Thomson, curator of Begin to See, Michael Beggs, former researcher at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and expert on Josef Albers’ photographic work, and Heather South,...

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