Upcoming Events

PERFORMANCE: Black Mountain Songs

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville present the Southeast premiere of Black Mountain Songs, an expansive choral and visual work performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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CONFERENCE: ReVIEWING BMC 9

September 29-October 1, 2017 {UNC ASHEVILLE RUETER CENTER}
Held at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville, this annual conference explores the history and legacy of Black Mountain College. Keynote Speaker: artist Mel Chin and Keynote Panel: Black Mountain Songs creative team. Open to the public.

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LISTENING SESSION: Experiments in Notation

Wednesday, October 11, 7PM {56 Broadway}
Listening Sessions at BMCM+AC examine the evolving culture of listening and investigate the larger lineage of music and interconnected styles. This session will investigate the relationship between time-based art forms and the highly defined and uses of musical notation.

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PERFORMANCE: Supper, People on the Move

October 27 + 28, 7pm {22 London Rd}
Hosted at Randy Shull’s 22 London Rd. Studio, choreographer Silvana Cardell’s Supper, People on the Move is a new dance performance inspired by themes of migration and the complex experience of dislocation. Physical bodies moving between physical places define migration and the immigrant journey at the heart of humanity’s ability to survive.

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FILM SCREENING: BAUHAUS: The Face of the Twentieth Century

Wednesday, November 29, 7PM {56 Broadway}
This documentary traces the story of the Bauhaus from its founding in 1919 to its closing in 1933. An understanding of the Bauhaus as one of the primary influences on Black Mountain College is essential to a full understanding of BMC.

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PERFORMANCE: Aspects of Butoh

Thursday, December 7, 7PM {69 Broadway}
Presented in collaboration with the Asheville Butoh Collective, this evening includes dance performances, investigations, improvisations, and dialogue about the Butoh dance form.

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POETRY READING

Saturday, December 9, 8pm {69 Broadway}
An evening of poetry, organized by Asheville-based writer/educator Eric Steineger, showcasing five of Asheville’s favorite and most celebrated poets: Richard Chess, Tommy Hays, David Hopes,Beth Keefauver, and Eric Steineger.

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{Re}HAPPENING 2018

The 2018 {Re}HAPPENING will take place on Saturday, March 31st with dozens of local, regional, and national artists including the GRAMMY-winning Roomful of Teeth, a vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with...

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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

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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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