Upcoming Events

OPENING RECEPTION + GALLERY TALK

Shared History Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 5:30 – 8pm {56 Broadway} Gallery talk by exhibition curator Erin Dickey at 6:30pm {56 Broadway} 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of BMCM+AC. As the last exhibition to be held in our 56 Broadway gallery...

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PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP – MARIA CHAVEZ

Tuesday, June 5 – 7pm {56 Broadway} María Chávez - Solo turntable performance and workshop Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, María Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist, and DJ. Her work combines recorded sounds from vinyl records with the...

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JOHN CAGE 33 1/3

Wednesday, June 6 – 12noon-10pm {56 Broadway} John Cage 33 1/3(1969) performed by María Chávez and Audience Conceived in 1969 as an audience participation work, John Cage’s original “score” simply stipulated that the gallery be filled with about a dozen record players...

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MAKE NOISE 10th ANNIVERSARY – RECURSION MECHANISM

Saturday, June 16 – 11am-7pm, Artist Talk at 6pm {56 Broadway} Make Noise 10th Anniversary - Recursion Mechanism.  An installation by Richard Devine in collaboration with visual artist Rachel Palmer.  This machine/modular system generates an infinite number of sounds,...

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ASHEVILLE SOUND SURVEY + WALKING TOUR

Thursday, June 21 - 7pm Asheville Sound Survey + Walking Tour with Alec Sturgis Join us as local composer and writer Alec Sturgis introduces the Asheville Sound Survey, an ongoing, interactive project investigating the sounds in our community. Inspired by Josef...

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PRESENTATION + Q&A

Wednesday, June 20 - 6pm {56 Broadway} Presented with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Asheville, this event will focus on architecture and affordable housing in Western North Carolina. A presentation on the Lee Walker Heights project will describe the...

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PERFORMANCE – BONNIE WHITING

Wednesday, June 27 – 8pm {56 Broadway} Bonnie Whiting performs 51'15.657" for a Speaking Percussionist by John Cage.  Presented in collaboration with the Asheville Percussion Festival, 51'15.657" for a Speaking Percussionist is Bonnie Whiting's realization of a solo...

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ARTHUR PENN FILM SERIES: BONNIE + CLYDE

Thursday, July 12 – 7pm {Fine Arts Theatre} Arthur Penn film series In partnership with the Fine Arts Theatre, we’re celebrating the work of Black Mountain College alumnus Arthur Penn with two screenings of his classic films on the big screen. The films will be...

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ARTHUR PENN FILM SERIES: ALICE’S RESTAURANT

Thursday, July 26 – 7pm {Fine Arts Theatre} Arthur Penn film series In partnership with the Fine Arts Theatre, we’re celebrating the work of Black Mountain College alumnus Arthur Penn with two screenings of his classic films on the big screen. The films will be...

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JAYE BARTELL – LATER: READINGS FROM THEN AND NOW

Thursday, Aug. 2 - 7pm {56 Broadway} Jaye Bartell - Later: Readings from then and now Former Asheville resident Jaye Bartell, who performed regularly at BMCM+AC in the mid-2000s, returns for a night of readings and reminiscences. Bartell will read from the numerous...

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Past Events

{Re}HAPPENING 2018

Saturday, March 31, 3-10pm {Lake Eden} The {Re}HAPPENING is an afternoon and evening event at the historic campus of Black Mountain College – 15 minutes from Asheville. It is part art event, part fundraiser, and part community instigator, providing a platform for...

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PERFORMANCE: The Principles of Uncertainty

Friday + Saturday, March 16 + 17, 8pm The Principles of Uncertainty is a critically acclaimed evening-length dance theatre work choreographed and directed by John Heginbotham, inspired by Maira Kalman’s written and visual art, set to an original score composed,...

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AUTHOR EVENT: Maira Kalman at Malaprops Bookstore

Wednesday, March 14 – 6pm {Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood} Maira Kalman, writer and illustrator of such books as The Principles of Uncertainty and The Pursuit of Happiness will hold a reading and signing for her new book for Penguin Press, Beloved Dog. Join us March...

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PERFORMANCE: The Tesla Quartet

Friday, February 23, 7pm {56 Broadway}   Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new...

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JONATHAN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION

Saturday, February 17, 7pm {56 Broadway} First Harvest: Celebrating the book Jonathan Williams: The Lord of Orchards This book of essays, images, and shouts aims to bring new eyes and contexts to legendary poet and publisher (and Black Mountain College student)...

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Odyssey High School Open Mic Coffee Night

Friday, February 9, 7pm {56 Broadway} Odyssey High School will host an Open Mic Coffee Night at Black Mountain College Museum. Students from Odyssey and other area schools will perform music, poetry, and improv. Wonderful homemade baked goods, coffee, tea, and hot...

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ARTIST + CURATOR TALK

Saturday, January 20, 2pm {56 Broadway} Conversation between curator Jason Andrew and Jerry van de Wiele. In association with Gerald van de Wiele: VARIATIONS Seven Decades of Painting (1951-2017) (January 19 – May 19, 2018). This historic retrospective captures...

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OPENING RECEPTION + ARTIST TALK: Gerald van de Wiele

Friday, January 19, 5:30 – 8pm {56 Broadway} Gerald van de Wiele: VARIATIONS Seven Decades of Painting (1951-2017) - Curated by Jason Andrew This historic retrospective captures seventy years of art by Gerald van de Wiele in an exhibition that highlights the artist’s...

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POETRY READING

Saturday, December 16, 7:30pm {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, Felice Lopez-Bell, and Eric Steineger.

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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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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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