Virtual Events

PERSPECTIVES: ONICAS GADDIS

PERSPECTIVES: ONICAS GADDIS

Wednesday, May 12 at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A conversation with Onicas Gaddis, featured artist in the exhibition I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD and student of BMC alumna Sarah Carlisle Towery. We will discuss Gaddis’ painting Black Mountain (2020), his style of “Spiritual Expressionism,” the way that his identity is expressed and has evolved through his practice, and how his time spent with Towery at the Alabama Art Colony changed the trajectory of his life.

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PERFORMANCE: TWO WAY STREET + NEVERMIND THE NOISE

PERFORMANCE: TWO WAY STREET + NEVERMIND THE NOISE

Thursday, May 13 at 7 PM Eastern | Streaming – Virtual performance by the Asheville-based duo Two Way Street of new music composed by members of Nevermind the Noise, a collective of graduate student composers from New York University.

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FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH CHARLES HALLISEY

FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH CHARLES HALLISEY

Wednesday, May 26 at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A Faith in Arts conversation with Charles Hallisey, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures at Harvard Divinity School. His research centers on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, Pali language and literature, Buddhist ethics, and literature in Buddhist culture. His most recent book is Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women (Harvard University Press, 2015). He is currently working on a book project entitled “Flowers on the Tree of Poetry: The Moral Economy of Literature in Buddhist Sri Lanka.”

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PERFORMANCE: COCO VILLA

PERFORMANCE: COCO VILLA

Thursday, June 3rd at 7 PM Eastern | Streaming – A performance by multidisciplinary artist Coco Villa, filmed on-site at the historic Black Mountain College campus at Lake Eden. Coco Villa, founder of Casa de Coco is a sustainable fashion designer, botanical dyer, performance artist, photographer, and director of movement and films. Casa de Coco is about activating moments of joy and connection with strangers through nonsensical prompts. It is an archive at the intersection of sustainable fashion, movement, photography, and film.

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PERSPECTIVES: SOUTHERN EQUALITY STUDIOS

PERSPECTIVES: SOUTHERN EQUALITY STUDIOS

Wednesday, June 16 at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A conversation with Liz Williams and Al Murray, resident artists at Southern Equality Studios (SES), a program of the Campaign for Southern Equality. A layered installation by SES is currently featured in our exhibition I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD. The works “You’re Welcome” and “Building a Better Table” invite participants to consider their role in creating a more equitable world, holding space for the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.

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PERFORMANCE: THOM NGUYEN

PERFORMANCE: THOM NGUYEN

Thursday, June 24th at 7 PM Eastern | Streaming – This performance will showcase a fully improvised percussion set from Asheville-based musician Thom Nguyen, streaming from the BMCM+AC space using a drum kit and various percussion elements, in the spirit of Nguyen’s recently released album “Exits.”

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PERSPECTIVES: SHERRILL ROLAND

PERSPECTIVES: SHERRILL ROLAND

Wednesday, July 14 at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A conversation with Sherrill Roland, featured artist in the exhibition I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD, on his installation “After the Wake Up” (2017 – present). Roland is an artist based in Raleigh, NC, well known for The Jumpsuit Project, an ongoing work developed during his MFA at UNC Greensboro and inspired by his experiences with the justice system following a wrongful conviction and incarceration. In this conversation, we will discuss how “After the Wake Up” fits within the artist’s larger body of work and what citizenship means in the face of systemic violence.

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Past Events

BOOK TALK: “A BETTER LIFE FOR THEIR CHILDREN”

BOOK TALK: “A BETTER LIFE FOR THEIR CHILDREN”

Wednesday, May 5 at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A conversation with award-winning photographer Andrew Feiler and Executive Director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, Brent Leggs, on Feiler’s newly published book of photographs and remembrances “A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools That Changed America” (UGA Press, 2021).

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OPTION SERIES: BMCM+AC / TYONDAI BRAXTON + GRACE VILLAMIL

OPTION SERIES: BMCM+AC / TYONDAI BRAXTON + GRACE VILLAMIL

Monday, April 26 at 8 PM Eastern / 7 PM Central | Streaming – OPTION is a weekly music salon curated by Chicago musicians Andrew Clinkman, Tim Daisy, and Ken Vandermark. Its programming explores contemporary perspectives on improvisation and composition in a ‘salon’ format, enabling local, national, and international artists to publicly discuss their practice and ideas as well as perform.

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PERSPECTIVES: ALMA ALLORO

PERSPECTIVES: ALMA ALLORO

Wednesday, April 14th at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A conversation with multidisciplinary artist Alma Alloro on her recent web-native commission for BMCM+AC, 10-03.space. Alma Alloro is a Berlin-based artist originally from Tel Aviv. Her works often have a dual existence in digital media and hand-crafted formats, exploring the possibilities and limitations of handmade objects in our digitally-oriented world.

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PERFORMANCE: MARIO GALEANO TORO

PERFORMANCE: MARIO GALEANO TORO

April 7, 2021 (virtual) Presented in partnership with Make Noise – Streaming premiere of a new electronic performance “Falla Común del Béndix” (Common Failure of the Bendix), by Colombian composer, arranger, and producer Mario Galeano Toro. Galeano Toro has dedicated the past 20 years to finding new paths for Latin-American musical identities through influential tropicalist projects, ranging from roots to experimental.

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CONVERSATIONS: FAITH IN ARTS

CONVERSATIONS: FAITH IN ARTS

Ongoing | BMCM+AC and UNC Asheville host conversations and interviews with a diverse group of artists, curators, faith leaders, and scholars to explore the role of arts in spiritual practice and religious life and the role of spiritual practice and religious life in the arts.

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FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH MARIE COCHRAN

FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH MARIE COCHRAN

Wednesday, March 31 at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A Faith in Arts conversation with Marie Cochran, installation artist, educator, curator, and art writer. Cochran is the founding curator of the Affrilachian Artist Project and during the 2020-21 academic year, she was the Lehman Brady Professor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

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FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH KRISHA MARCANO

FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH KRISHA MARCANO

Wednesday, March 24 at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A Faith in Arts conversation with Krisha Marcano, Martha Graham dancer and star in the first principal role as Squeak in the original production of “The Color Purple.” She has taught dance and performance for numerous institutions and is now professor of Musical Theater and Dance, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Entrepreneurship at UNC School of the Arts.

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CAGE SHUFFLE: A DIGITAL DUET

CAGE SHUFFLE: A DIGITAL DUET

Saturday, March 20 at 1PM + 7PM Eastern | Webcast + Conversation – In this reconception of Cage Shuffle commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts, Paul Lazar teams up with renowned choreographer, dancer, and Ohio State Distinguished Professor Bebe Miller and media artist Eamonn Farrell to present a series of one-minute stories written by musician John Cage while simultaneously dancing a complex choreographic score by Lazar, Miller, and Annie-B Parson, artistic director of Big Dance Theater.

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MATIÈRE WORKSHOP WITH FRITZ HORSTMAN

MATIÈRE WORKSHOP WITH FRITZ HORSTMAN

Saturday, March 13 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Eastern | Zoom | Free – Fritz Horstman, Education Director at the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, will explore the concept of Matiére (material, matter) as taught by Josef Albers at the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College.

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PERSPECTIVES: WILLIAM PARKER + CISCO BRADLEY

PERSPECTIVES: WILLIAM PARKER + CISCO BRADLEY

March 10, 2021 (virtual) – A solo performance by William Parker accompanies a conversation on “Universal Tonality” (Duke University Press, 2021), a new publication by Cisco Bradley on Parker’s life and music.

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10-03.space

10-03.space

Available March 10 | 10-03.space is a multimedia platform created by Alma Alloro which traces the path of society during a year of pandemic, capturing the thoughts, ideas, memories, fears, and hopes which arose and developed during this time, acting as a memento of shared crises.

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FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH NORMAN FISCHER

FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH NORMAN FISCHER

Wednesday, March 3 at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A Faith in Arts conversation with Norman Fischer, poet, writer, and Soto Zen priest, teaching and practicing in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. He is a Dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman, from whom he received Dharma transmission in 1988.

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FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH MOLLY SILVERSTEIN

FAITH IN ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH MOLLY SILVERSTEIN

Wednesday, Feb 24 at 1 PM Eastern | Streaming – A Faith in Arts conversation with Molly Silverstein, poet, graduate student, and former BMCM+AC staff member. Silverstein currently studies at Harvard Divinity School, where her work focuses on spiritual care and counseling and the psychology of religion.

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CITIZEN SPINS SESSION: BMCM+AC

CITIZEN SPINS SESSION: BMCM+AC

February 18 + 19th, 5 – 7PM Eastern | Listen in person at the Citizen Vinyl Session Cafe + Bar or tune in @citizenvinyl on Instagram – In this two-day Citizen Spins Session from the team at BMCM+AC, listen in to recordings from Black Mountain College icons like John Cage, David Tudor, and Lou Harrison as well as the influential figures that inspired them and those who are keeping that legacy alive.

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PERFORMANCE: BANA HAFFAR + THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

PERFORMANCE: BANA HAFFAR + THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

February 13, 2020 – Grammy-winning Chicago-based percussion ensemble Third Coast Percussion and composer Bana Haffar debut the newly commissioned “Shed” for percussion and modular synthesizer. Drawing from the rich legacy of Anni Albers, Haffar engages with the materiality of sound, the essence of cloth, and the symbiosis of the machine and handmade by transposing standard weaving draft notation into musical scores. The concert will also include works by Guggenheim Fellow Augusta Read Thomas, Robert Dillon, and Mark Applebaum.

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PERFORMANCE: THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

PERFORMANCE: THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

Saturday, May 2 at 8 PM EST Livestream on Youtube + Facebook   Grammy Award-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion performs a live stream concert featuring John Cage's iconic masterpiece "Third Construction," a new work composed for TCP by composer and modular synth...

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PERSPECTIVES – JOHN CAGE: A MYCOLOGICAL FORAY

PERSPECTIVES – JOHN CAGE: A MYCOLOGICAL FORAY

Wednesday, November 18th at 1 PM EDT | Livestream – A conversation with Atelier Éditions’ collaborative team and Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, about the newly published “John Cage: A Mycological Foray”

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TAYO: VIDEO + CONVERSATION WITH GRACE VILLAMIL

TAYO: VIDEO + CONVERSATION WITH GRACE VILLAMIL

Wednesday, November 11th | Vimeo – Tune in for a look at TAYO, a new installation from Grace Villamil, in collaboration with IONE and Lisa Kelley of the Ministry of Maåt. A new film about the October 24th activation of TAYO from cinematographer Sam Falconi and filmmaker Marina Katz will be followed by a discussion with Villamil.

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PERSPECTIVES: DR. RUSSELL WILLIAMS, JR + JOSEPH BATHANTI – A CONVERSATION ABOUT ALMA STONE WILLIAMS

PERSPECTIVES: DR. RUSSELL WILLIAMS, JR + JOSEPH BATHANTI – A CONVERSATION ABOUT ALMA STONE WILLIAMS

Thursday, October 22 at 1 PM EDT | Livestream – In the summer of 1944, a brave young woman from Georgia became the first African-American student to attend an all-white college in the Jim Crow South. Professors Russell Williams Jr., son of BMC alumna Alma Stone Williams, and Joseph Bathanti will discuss her extraordinary life and her place in the history of our country’s struggle for civil rights.

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PERFORMANCE: DAMSELFLY TRIO

PERFORMANCE: DAMSELFLY TRIO

February 27, 2020 – Damselfly Trio perform three works by BMC alumna Ursula Mamlok: the kaleidoscopic “Der Andreas Garten” for trio, “Haiku Settings” for soprano and flute, and “Variations” for solo flute as well as selections by composers George Crumb, Alfred Zimmerlin, and the world premiere of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s complete “Songs from Comala.” With Liz Pearse, soprano, Chelsea Czuchra, flutes, and Lindsay Buffington, harp.

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PERFORMANCE: BROOKLYN RIDER + MATANA ROBERTS

PERFORMANCE: BROOKLYN RIDER + MATANA ROBERTS

July 15th, 2020 (virtual) – Brooklyn Rider performs “borderlands…” by Matana Roberts. Healing Modes is Brooklyn Rider’s latest recording that explores the interconnection of music and healthfulness. The recording is available on In a Circle Records and includes Beethoven’s A Minor, Op. 132 along with five commissions. Brooklyn Rider performed Healing Modes at BMCM+AC in 2018. One of the new commissions on Healing Modes is “borderlands…” by composer Matana Roberts.

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RUTH ASAWA’S RADICAL UNIVERSALISM

RUTH ASAWA’S RADICAL UNIVERSALISM

Wednesday, September 23rd at 1 PM EDT | Live on Zoom + FB – Jason Vartiker asks, “How are Ruth Asawa’s hanging wire sculptures a form of activism for racial justice?”

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AN INVISIBLE REVOLUTION

AN INVISIBLE REVOLUTION

Thursday, August 27th at 1 PM EDT | Live on Zoom + FB – Join David McConville and Glenn English for an in-depth conversation on the life and work of R. Buckminster Fuller.

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PERSPECTIVES: Steve Locke with Ben Hall

PERSPECTIVES: Steve Locke with Ben Hall

Wednesday, August 12th at 1 PM EDT | Live on Facebook and Youtube – Artists Steve Locke and Ben Hall will discuss Locke’s current work, Homage to the Auction Block, a series informed by Josef Albers’ Homage to the Square.

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PERFORMANCE: TURNING JEWELS INTO WATER

PERFORMANCE: TURNING JEWELS INTO WATER

September 10th, 2020 (virtual) – Turning Jewels Into Water exclusively premiere songs from their newly released album, Our Reflection Adorned by Newly Formed Stars, including ‘Flower In Flames,’ ‘Our Reflection Adorned by Newly Formed Stars’ and ‘Crushed Petals.’ Presented in partnership with Asheville Rhythm.

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PERFORMANCE: KIMATHI MOORE

PERFORMANCE: KIMATHI MOORE

October 8, 2020 – Electronic composer Kimathi Moore performs “Oliver’s Tail [We The Fish]” a new piece that attempts to illustrate a town underwater inspired by the Polish surrealist painter Jacek Yerka.

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Faith in Arts Instagram Takeover Series

Faith in Arts Instagram Takeover Series

May 12th - 15th, 2020 Hosted on the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Instagram Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is partnering with UNC Asheville for a multi-day Faith in Arts Instagram takeover, presented in the spirit of the forthcoming Faith in...

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PERSPECTIVES+ : Julie Levin Caro

PERSPECTIVES+ : Julie Levin Caro

Friday, May 8th, 4:30 PM EST Live on Zoom PERSPECTIVES+ transforms our PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Talks into a new way to connect with our BMC community and learn something new in the process.Join us at 4:30 PM for a talk with Julie Levin Caro, Professor of Art History...

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REVOLVE: Home School

REVOLVE: Home School

Thursday, April 30th at 8:00 pm STUFF TO KNOW: Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College with Kate Averett BMCM+AC is proud to partner with REVOLVE for this program, presented as part of their new Home School series, an online offering of stuff to know,...

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PERSPECTIVES: ASHER GAMEDZE AND ANOTHER TIME ENSEMBLE

PERSPECTIVES: ASHER GAMEDZE AND ANOTHER TIME ENSEMBLE

December 2, 2020 (virtual) – For this performance, from a rooftop in historic Cairo, Asher Gamedze and Another Time Ensemble will meditate and speculate on the possibility and necessity of another time. The performance will be followed by a discussion with Asher Gamedze.

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A Conversation with Jason Andrew and Julia K Gleich

A Conversation with Jason Andrew and Julia K Gleich

April 8th at 6PM - Hosted on Instagram Live Tune in at www.instagram.com/bmcmuseum/ Jason Andrew, independent curator and director of the Estate of Jack Tworkov, joins the roster of curators, scholars, and creatives invited to take over the BMCM+AC Instagram account...

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A Conversation with Jason Andrew and Hermine Ford

A Conversation with Jason Andrew and Hermine Ford

April 8th at 4PM - Hosted on Instagram Live Jason Andrew, independent curator and director of the Estate of Jack Tworkov, joins the roster of curators, scholars, and creatives invited to take over the BMCM+AC Instagram account (@bmcmuseum) to share their perspectives...

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Instagram Takeover Series

Instagram Takeover Series

April 3rd - 11th BMCM+AC Instagram (@bmcmuseum) Join us for a week of Instagram takeovers, where we give the reigns to an incredible roster of scholars, curators and creatives, inviting them to reflect on what Black Mountain College has meant for their practice and to...

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WORKSHOP: CONNIE BOSTIC

WORKSHOP: CONNIE BOSTIC

Saturday, February 29, 10am - 1pm  Bits and Pieces: Collage Workshop with Connie Bostic Working with images and text from magazines, photos, books, and other visual materials, we’ll spend a fun 3 hours making collages with artist Connie Bostic. Bring your own scissors...

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PERFORMANCE: SOFIA JERNBERG

PERFORMANCE: SOFIA JERNBERG

December 9, 2020 – Experimental composer and vocalist Sofia Jernberg presents two solo performances at Gränslandet that avant-garde icon Laurie Anderson calls “extraordinary” and “transcendent.” Sofia Jernberg is a Swedish experimental singer, composer, improviser, and performer. She grew up in Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Sweden. Since 2011, she lives in Oslo, Norway.

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MATERIAL SOUND AT HOME

MATERIAL SOUND AT HOME

In the summer of 2019, a group of international artists converged to explore the ideas of Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College. Curated by Caleb Kelly, this exhibition focused on the making of sound through materials, inspired by Black Mountain College artists...

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PERSPECTIVES: BANA HAFFAR

PERSPECTIVES: BANA HAFFAR

Wednesday, February 12, 12-1pm  PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Workshop @BMCM+AC Join composer/musician Bana Haffar for an interactive experience with her graphic score Shed. In this hands-on workshop, Haffar will explain the process behind the composition and invite...

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ASHEVILLE FRINGE FESTIVAL

ASHEVILLE FRINGE FESTIVAL

Saturday, January 25, 11am-5pm Fringe Festival: New Day by Robert Ladislas Derr In this Fringe Festival interactive performance, Derr casts the viewers as painters in a playful investigation of Kenneth Noland's painting New Day, 1967. Viewers apply the 41 color...

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OPENING RECEPTION

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, January 24, 5:30-8pm Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College Curated by Kate Averett and Alice Sebrell. In the midst of modernism, when the foundations of culture were under question, prompted by war and global crises, women were able to make...

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PERFORMANCE: WE INSIST! MAX ROACH’S FREEDOM NOW SUITE – THE FRESH CUT ORCHESTRA

PERFORMANCE: WE INSIST! MAX ROACH’S FREEDOM NOW SUITE – THE FRESH CUT ORCHESTRA

February 22 + 23, 2019 – “We Insist!” Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite by The Fresh Cut Orchestra. A timely restaging of “We Insist!” Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, a seminal recording from the civil rights era. The piece will be performed by the NYC / Philadelphia-based ensemble Fresh Cut Orchestra with vocalist Melanie Charles. Recorded in the fall of 1960, the Freedom Now Suite was the most openly political jazz recording ever made, combining musical prowess with political dialogue. Nearly 60 years later, the issues posed by “We Insist!” are still relevant to our current political moment.

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GALLERY TALK: GLORIA SUTTON

GALLERY TALK: GLORIA SUTTON

Thursday, December 5 - 7pm Reframing contemporary art history: On the work of Sara and Stan VanDerBeek. Author and art historian Gloria Sutton examines Sara VanDerBeek’s recent photographic work in relationship to the Expanded Cinema experiments of her father, BMC...

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PERSPECTIVES: CURT CLONINGER

PERSPECTIVES: CURT CLONINGER

Wednesday, November 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest...

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NEO PASTICHE: CHANGES IN AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

NEO PASTICHE: CHANGES IN AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

April 25 – April 28, 2019: Neo Pastiche: Changes in American Music Festival with performers: Eugene Chadbourne, Anka (Carmelo Pampillonio + Marcyanne Hannemann), Petr Kotik (“There is Singularly Nothing”), Sarah Louise (Deep Listening inspired exercises), Deforrest Brown Jr. and Nick James Scavo (“Wrecked New American Music of a Cancelled Species”), Theodore Cale Schafer, Kimathi Moore and Elizabeth Lang, Jeff Witscher, Jaclyn Miller (aka Voice Training), S.E.M Ensemble (Julius Eastman’s “Macle” and John Cage’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, and Morton Feldman “For Philip Guston”)

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WORKSHOP: ULTRA LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING

WORKSHOP: ULTRA LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING

Saturday, November 2  Ultra low-budget Filmmaking Workshop (Experimental)* 2pm – 5:30 (Experimental) Filmmaker and multi-media artist Adam Larsen teaches this hands-on filmmaking workshop using iPhones and everyday materials to create short films. Participants will...

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BOOK LAUNCH: LETTERS TO JARGON

BOOK LAUNCH: LETTERS TO JARGON

Wednesday, October 30 - 7pm Letters to Jargon – Book Launch and Presentation by Andrew Rippeon. Letters to Jargon collects all of the known correspondence between poet Larry Eigner and Jonathan Williams, BMC alumnus, poet, photographer, and the influential publisher...

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FILMS@BMCM+AC: BAUHAUS SPIRIT: 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS

FILMS@BMCM+AC: BAUHAUS SPIRIT: 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS

Thursday, October 24 - 7pm Films@BMCM+AC Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus. This film gives a fascinating look at how the Bauhaus ideas about art, theater, design, and architecture continue to shape our world today. The film celebrates the cultural history of...

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PERSPECTIVES: TRACEY MORGAN

PERSPECTIVES: TRACEY MORGAN

Wednesday, October 16 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest...

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FILMS@BMCM+AC: STAN VANDERBEEK

FILMS@BMCM+AC: STAN VANDERBEEK

Thursday, October 10 - 7pm Films@BMCM+AC Stan VanDerBeek films. An evening of short films by Stan VanDerBeek, including Science Friction (1959), Breathdeath (1963), Poemfield No. 2 (1966), and others. Free for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $8 non-members

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VIRTUAL BAUHAUS: VR EXPERIENCE

VIRTUAL BAUHAUS: VR EXPERIENCE

September 23 - October 7  Using Virtual Reality technology, Virtual Bauhaus offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience, transporting them into the architectural space of the iconic Bauhaus Dessau building. Created and sponsored by Goethe-Institut.  

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GALLERY TALK: THE MOON MUSEUM

GALLERY TALK: THE MOON MUSEUM

Thursday, October 3 - 7pm The Moon Museum: Apollo XII’s Secret Art Mission. Hear about this first-ever ‘Space Art’ object,  and how it secretly became a part of the Apollo XII lunar lander by author and art historian Jade Dellinger.  The Moon Museum was the brainchild...

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DRAWING WORKSHOP

DRAWING WORKSHOP

Tuesdays, October 15 – December 17 from 1-3pm  Drawing Workshop. Regi Weile, architect and educator, teaches this 10 session workshop synthesizing the Foundation Courses of the Werkbund Movement, the DeStijl Movement, and the Bauhaus. Sessions will be progressive in...

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ReVIEWING 11

ReVIEWING 11

September 20-22 ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 11.  Held at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, this annual conference explores the history and legacy of Black Mountain College through presentations, workshops, and performances. Keynote Speakers: Sara VanDerBeek artist...

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OPENING RECEPTION: VANDERBEEK + VANDERBEEK

OPENING RECEPTION: VANDERBEEK + VANDERBEEK

Friday, September 20, 6:30-8:30pm 7pm PERFORMANCE: Max VanDerBeek, percussion artist and son of Stan VanDerBeek, will perform a live percussion response to the recently digitized footage Stan VanDerBeek created with Merce Cunningham as part of their larger...

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PERFORMANCES: MATERIALS, SOUNDS + BMC

PERFORMANCES: MATERIALS, SOUNDS + BMC

June 8, 2019 – Original performances by Pia van Gelder, Peter Blamey, Nathan Thompson, and Jenn Grossman. Performances will utilize processes that explore the material nature of the instruments employed – handmade electronics, solar power, feedback systems, and contained sound.

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PERSPECTIVES: EVA BARES

PERSPECTIVES: EVA BARES

Wednesday, August 14 – 12-1pm  PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC  Explore our BAUHAUS 100 exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Eva...

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YOWANA SARI GAMELAN ENSEMBLE

YOWANA SARI GAMELAN ENSEMBLE

June 28, 2019 – Currently in residence at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, Gamelan Yowana Sari has recently returned from a tour in Indonesia, performing in Pengosekan, Bali, at the home of the composer I Dewa Ketut Alit. They perform Alit’s work, traditional Balinese arrangements, and a new arrangement of Double Music by BMC composers Lou Harrison and John Cage.

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POETRY READING: JEFFERY BEAM

POETRY READING: JEFFERY BEAM

Thursday, August 8 – 7pm  Poetry Reading with Jeffery Beam  Poet Jeffery Beam discusses, reads, and sings from Spectral Pegasus/Dark Movements. The book, an intense “marvelous and fateful game” and the result of a six-month collaboration with Welsh painter Clive...

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AMY WILLIAMS: JOHN CAGE’S SONATAS AND INTERLUDES

AMY WILLIAMS: JOHN CAGE’S SONATAS AND INTERLUDES

August 1, 2019 – Pianist/composer and Guggenheim Fellow Amy Williams performs “Sonatas and Interludes,” John Cage’s groundbreaking cycle for prepared piano. The work was composed in 1946–48, shortly after Cage’s introduction to Indian philosophy and the teachings of art historian Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, both of which became major influences on the composer’s later work. “Sonatas and Interludes” is generally recognized as one of Cage’s most important compositions.

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DRAWING WORKSHOP

DRAWING WORKSHOP

Tuesdays, beginning June 18 – August 6 from 1-3pm  Drawing Workshop  Regi Weile, architect and longtime educator, teaches this 8 session drawing workshop synthesizing the Foundation Courses of the Werkbund Movement, the DeStijl Movement, and the Bauhaus. Workshop...

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FLAHERTY/CORSANO DUO

FLAHERTY/CORSANO DUO

August 24th, 2019 – Transfigurations III, Celebrating 15 Years of Harvest Records presents Flaherty/Corsano Duo at BMCM+AC. Saxophonist Paul Flaherty and drummer Chris Corsano are New England-based musicians dedicated to the promise and purpose of free improvisation. Paul has released over 35 recordings since the late 70’s.

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PERSPECTIVES: CADE HOLLOMON-COOK

PERSPECTIVES: CADE HOLLOMON-COOK

Wednesday, July 10 – 12-1pm  PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC  Explore our Materials, Sounds, and Black Mountain College exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point...

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PERFORMANCES: FLYER IN A DARK CHAMBER // OKAPI + EDWIN SALAS

PERFORMANCES: FLYER IN A DARK CHAMBER // OKAPI + EDWIN SALAS

August 24, 2019 – “Flyer in a Dark Chamber,” a reimagining of the mythology of Lilith, told through spoken-word, dance and music. Ten vignettes explore the stories of Lilith as the first wife of Adam, an empowered and emancipated woman, an outcast from Eden, the original vampire, the black madonna, along with contemporary figures such as Chikesia Clemons and Cyntoia Brown. Words by Alli Marshall, music by Elizabeth Lang/Auracene, movement by Sharon Cooper and Coco Palmer with special guests.

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REFLECTIONS AND REPURCUSSIONS: AKI ONDA

REFLECTIONS AND REPURCUSSIONS: AKI ONDA

November 6, 2019 – Aki Onda, “Reflections and Repercussions.” A multi-media performance exploring the interplay among luminosity, acoustic, architectural, and emotional relationships within the space. Performing with various types of lighting equipment such as theater lights, flashlights, bare light bulb, mirrors and other objects, Onda arranges and rearranges the tools composing the visual and aural as a total environment.

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GALLERY TALK

GALLERY TALK

Saturday, June 8 - 2:30pm Gallery talk by exhibition curator Caleb Kelly  Caleb Kelly will discuss the approach behind the exhibition, addressing the works in the show and the links to Black Mountain College. Kelly is a New Zealand born academic and curator working...

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PERSPECTIVES: DIANA C. STOLL

PERSPECTIVES: DIANA C. STOLL

Wednesday, May 8 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Aaron Siskind exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Diana C....

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MODULAR ON THE SPOT

MODULAR ON THE SPOT

Saturday, May 4 – 1-4pm {Pack Square Park} Modular On The Spot. Modular On The Spot is an outdoor modular synthesizer picnic founded in Los Angeles by Eric 'Rodent' Cheslak and Bana Haffar. The idea came about on a camping trip to Arizona in 2014 where the two set up...

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PAPERMAKING WORKSHOP

PAPERMAKING WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 4 – 9-11:30am Papermaking Workshop with John Dancy Jones. Book artist and papermaker John Dancy Jones leads this hands-on workshop. Papermaking and printing have been substrates for cultural expression for all of history. Learn how paper is made, make a...

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PERFORMANCE: SI OTSEDOHA (WE’RE STILL HERE)

PERFORMANCE: SI OTSEDOHA (WE’RE STILL HERE)

November 21, 2019 – The Cherokee Chamber Singers perform “Si Otsedoha (We’re Still Here)” by William Brittelle. In 2017, Cherokee student leaders assembled a forum for open discussion on what it means for them to be Cherokee in the past, present, and future and how they view their cultural heritage. This new work was created with the words, voices, and vision of the Cherokee Chamber Singers, choral students at Cherokee Central Schools, written by composer William Brittelle. Originally commissioned by the North Carolina Symphony, the BMCM+AC event will include a pre-concert discussion and performance with the Cherokee Singers and music director / pianist Michael Yannette.

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ASHEVILLE WORDFEST 2019 POETRY READING

ASHEVILLE WORDFEST 2019 POETRY READING

Saturday, April 13 – 5pm Asheville Wordfest 2019 Poetry Reading. Introducing writers from Mars Hill University and UNC-Asheville. Three creative writing students from each university will read original work, representing different genres. The evening will be...

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PERSPECTIVES: JON ELLISTON

PERSPECTIVES: JON ELLISTON

Wednesday, April 10 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Politics at BMC exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Jon...

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{Re}HAPPENING 9

{Re}HAPPENING 9

Saturday, March 30, 3-10pm {Re}HAPPENING AT LAKE EDEN. The {Re}HAPPENING is an annual 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,...

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PERFORMANCE: JOHNNY GANDELSMAN

PERFORMANCE: JOHNNY GANDELSMAN

December 12, 2019 – Johnny Gandelsman performs Bach’s complete cello suites. Grammy award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman brings his new project to BMCM+AC, presenting Bach’s complete cello suites on the violin. A founding member of Brooklyn Rider and a member of the Silkroad Ensemble, Johnny has recently collaborated with Tyondai Braxton, Bela Fleck, Nico Muhly, Yo-Yo Ma, Caroline Shaw, and Mark Morris.

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PERSPECTIVES: JAY MILLER

PERSPECTIVES: JAY MILLER

Wednesday, March 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Politics at BMC exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker: Jay...

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PLAYING WITH SOUND KIDS WORKSHOP

PLAYING WITH SOUND KIDS WORKSHOP

Friday + Saturday, June 7 + 8 - 1pm  Playing with Sound Kids Workshop with Vicky Browne Astound your friends and family by making simple yet annoyingly affecting noise machines. In this workshop we will create a range of noise machines and sound experiments that will...

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PERFORMANCE: CAGE SHUFFLE

PERFORMANCE: CAGE SHUFFLE

Thursday, July 18 – 7pm  Cage Shuffle  Cage Shuffle is a 50 minute dance/theater solo performance by Paul Lazar featuring a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy, while simultaneously performing a complex choreographic score by...

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PERSPECTIVES: CONNIE BOSTIC

PERSPECTIVES: CONNIE BOSTIC

Wednesday, February 13 – 12-1pm PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Politics at BMC exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speaker:...

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OPENING RECEPTION

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, February 1, 5:30PM - 8:00PM Join us in celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Politics at Black Mountain College Curated by the team of Connie Bostic, Jon Elliston, Jay Miller, and Alice Sebrell The BMC...

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HOOD TOURS

HOOD TOURS

Thursdays - Saturdays, October 1 - January 12 BMCM+AC is teaming up with Hood Huggers International for the run of the Jacob Lawrence exhibition. Hood Huggers International, founded by visionary poet and artist DeWayne Barton, explores the past, present and future of...

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FILM SCREENINGS

FILM SCREENINGS

Thursday, January 10, 7pm Films at BMCM+AC. Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression. Narrated by Ossie Davis, this 28 minute film traces the life and work of Jacob Lawrence, emphasizing the narratives in his paintings and his studio process. Written and directed by...

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OPENING RECEPTION

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, June 7th - 5:30PM to 8PM Join us for an Opening Reception, celebrating the exhibitions Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College and BAUHAUS 100. Opening Weekend continues on Saturday, June 8th with kids workshops, gallery talk, and performances. Originally...

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PERSPECTIVES: JOSH COPUS

PERSPECTIVES: JOSH COPUS

Wednesday, August 28 – 12-1pm  PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC  Explore our Materials, Sounds, and Black Mountain College exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular...

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PERSPECTIVES: DARIN WATERS

PERSPECTIVES: DARIN WATERS

Wednesday, January 9, 12-1PM {120 College Street} PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Jacob Lawrence exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view....

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PERSPECTIVES: CLARISSA SLIGH

PERSPECTIVES: CLARISSA SLIGH

Wednesday, December 12, 12-1PM {120 College} PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Jacob Lawrence exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest...

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JACOB LAWRENCE COMMUNITY DAY

JACOB LAWRENCE COMMUNITY DAY

Saturday, December 8, 12-4pm {120 College Street} Jacob Lawrence Community Day. Join us for a fun, free day in the museum celebrating Jacob Lawrence’s art and life. Including tours of the exhibition, poetry, and hands-on art activities for all ages. Presented in...

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PERFORMANCE: THE TESLA QUARTET

PERFORMANCE: THE TESLA QUARTET

Friday, February 23, 2018 – 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 and established repertoire. The group was formed at The Juilliard School in 2008 and includes Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello). This special program is presented in collaboration with The Hugo Kauder Society. Kauder was a composer-in-residence at BMC in the summer of 1945. The program will include Kauder’s String Quartet 4, a piece performed at BMC in 1945, as well as Bartok’s String Quartet 3 and transcriptions of works by Gesualdo and Ravel by Tesla violinist Ross Snyder.

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JOSEF ALBERS: MAKING AND LEARNING (SOLD OUT)

JOSEF ALBERS: MAKING AND LEARNING (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, December 1, 9am-4pm {120 College} Josef Albers’s Color and Design Workshop. Fritz Horstman, Education Coordinator at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation leads this workshop exploring and expanding upon Josef Albers's classroom exercises from the Bauhaus,...

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CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA EARL THOMAS

CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA EARL THOMAS

Thursday, November 15, 7pm {120 College Street} Conversation with Barbara Earl Thomas. Curator and art historian Julie Levin Caro leads a conversation with Barbara Earl Thomas, granddaughter of southern sharecroppers, artist, and former student of Jacob Lawrence. From...

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PERSPECTIVES: BARBARA EARL THOMAS

PERSPECTIVES: BARBARA EARL THOMAS

Wednesday, November 14, 12 - 1pm {120 College Street} PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Jacob Lawrence exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of...

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PHOTO+SPHERE

PHOTO+SPHERE

photo+sphere  Saturday, November 10 at 1PM, 2:15PM + 6:30PM {120 College Street} photo+sphere is an innovative art/science event exploring how we see the environment and our role in determining the future. November 7–11, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina, photo+sphere...

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THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY

THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY

Friday + Saturday, March 16 + 17, 2018 – “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, arranged, and curated by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble’s Colin Jacobsen. Members of The Knights, Jacobsen’s innovative chamber orchestra, perform live.

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CURATOR TALK

CURATOR TALK

Thursday, October 25, 7pm {120 College Street} Julie Levin Caro, co-curator of Between Form + Content will discuss the fruits of her multi-year research process into Jacob Lawrence and the impact of BMC and Josef Albers on Lawrence’s painting and teaching. FREE for...

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{Re}HAPPENING 2018 – Featuring Roomful of Teeth

{Re}HAPPENING 2018 – Featuring Roomful of Teeth

March 31, 2018 – 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 contemporary artists to share their responses to the vital legacy of Black Mountain College by activating the buildings and grounds of the BMC campus with installations, new media, music, and performance projects. Featuring the extraordinary vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth along with dozens of local, regional, and national artists. Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice.

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PERSPECTIVES: CLEASTER COTTON

PERSPECTIVES: CLEASTER COTTON

Wednesday, October 10, 12-1pm {120 College Street} PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC. Explore our Jacob Lawrence exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view....

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OPENING RECEPTION – SAY IT LOUD {22 London Road}

OPENING RECEPTION – SAY IT LOUD {22 London Road}

Saturday, September 29 - 2018, 6-10pm {22 London Rd., Asheville, NC 28803} Opening reception for Say It Loud, an exhibition of contemporary art from the collection of Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull, including work from eighteen prominent African American artists...

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