Explore BMC Online

Find yourself going down a Black Mountain College rabbit hole? On this page you will find a guide to the wealth of digital content available through BMCM+AC’s educational initiatives and ongoing engagement with contemporary artists.

Digital Exhibitions

Get started with A Brief Introduction to Black Mountain College, then dive in to these exhibitions to view selected works, explore exhibition themes, listen to oral histories, view recorded lectures and performances, and find additional resources.

Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College

Opened January 24, 2020

Curated by Kate Averett + Alice Sebrell

Weaving at Black Mountain College:

Anni Albers, Trude Guermonprez, and Their Students

Exhibited September 29, 2023 – January 6, 2024

Curated by Michael Beggs and Julie J. Thomson


Showcasing the global community of Black Mountain College and investigating citizenship in a global world

Leap Then Look

UK-based innovative participatory artists Leap Then Look delve into the archive and create a digital experience rooted in the BMCM+AC permanent collection

Politics at Black Mountain College

Exhibited February 1 – May 18, 2019

Curated by the team of Connie Bostic, Jon Elliston, Jay Miller, and Alice Sebrell.

Black Mountain College: Idea + Place

Black Mountain College: Idea + Place

February 11, 2022 – September 3, 2022

Curated by Alice Sebrell

Don't Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Frinds

Widely revered as an innovator in the non-standard use and “preparation” of musical instruments, indeterminacy, chance-based and electroacoustic music, John Cage was perhaps both the most provocative and the most influential American composer of the 20th century.

Material Sound at Home

A new virtual experience from curator Caleb Kelly and artists Peter Blamey, Vicky Browne, Pia van Gelder, and Jenn Grossman.

Between Form and Content

Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College

September 28, 2018 – January 12, 2019

Curated by Julie Levin Caro and Jeff Arnal

VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek

Exhibited September 20, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Curated by Chelsea Spengemann + Sara VanDerBeek

From the Vault

Selections from our Permanent Collection

Explore the Collection

BMCM+AC houses a growing collection of 4,000+ paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, letters, ephemera, and other archival materials, alongside a 1,300+ volume research library, oral history collection, and extensive documentation of past public programs. Since 2022, our Digital Collections Portal has provided unprecedented online access to these resources.








BMC Videos: Shorts + Lectures

Learn more about Black Mountain College through this collection of educational videos, including short object highlights, lectures from our annual ReVIEWING Conference, conversations, interviews, poetry readings, and oral histories. To see our latest videos, follow us on YouTube or Vimeo.

Short Videos

Lectures + Conversations

Performance Initiative

Revisit past performances and watch recordings featuring contemporary musicians and performers presented as part of the BMCM+AC Performance Initiative. You can also listen to works by featured musicians on Spotify.

Faith in Arts

Watch videos from our Faith in Arts initiative, including conversations and interviews, lectures from the 2021 Faith in Arts Institute, and other projects.

Tune in to BMC Radio

BMC Radio, a project of BMCM+AC, presents conversations with scholars and curators alongside new work by contemporary sound artists. Listen now on Spotify or Soundcloud.

Project: Sound, Performance, Land<br />
Artist pictured: Virginia Kennard. Photographer: Neeta Kepchar<br />
{Re}HAPPENING 12 (2024)

Highlights from the Blog

Start exploring our blog by diving into these most-loved posts and the latest news.

FBI Investigations at BMC

FBI Investigations at BMC

At the height of mid-20th Century communist paranoia, the FBI conducted a secret investigation into BMC.

Thank You for Your Support!

BMCM+AC is a nonprofit organization supported by a community that is passionate about the legacy of Black Mountain College. Our members and donors at all levels sustain our programs, collection, exhibitions and more.

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