Museum from Home
We’re joining museums and galleries around the world in offering remote alternatives to our in-person exhibitions and programs through our BMCM+AC Museum from Home Initiative.
On this page you will find ways to experience art and performance, learn more about Black Mountain College and its artists, and even participate in virtual events.
You can navigate directly to what interests you most through the list below, or scroll through to discover something new.
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.
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.
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”
Instagram Takeovers + Discussions
Catch up on Instagram takeovers from artists and scholars inspired by Black Mountain College, historic looks into the BMC archives, and ongoing discussions on racial equity in the arts at @bmcmuseum
Music + Podcasts
Learn about Black Mountain College history, listen to the composers who attended or taught at BMC, hear works by musicians who are part of the BMCM+AC Performance Initiative, and discover the words of the Black Mountain Poets through Black Mountain College Radio and these Spotify playlists.
Episode 3 of Black Mountain College Radio, our podcast dedicated to all things Black Mountain College and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, centers on Make Noise and BMC alum Frank Hursh! In this podcast, hear: An interview with the creators of Make Noise,...
Listen in for a new installment of Black Mountain College Radio, our new podcast dedicated to all things Black Mountain College and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center! In this podcast, hear: An interview with Meg Foley, visiting improvisational performance...
Lend us your ears for the debut episode of Black Mountain College Radio, our new podcast dedicated to all things Black Mountain College and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center! In this podcast, hear: An interview with Julie J. Thomson, curator of the...
Black Mountain College in Podcasts
Podcast episodes we love about the history of Black Mountain College (1933-1957) and the enduring legacy of individuals who converged there, by BMCM+AC and others. Some long, some short; some academic, some just for fun. Includes episodes from the 2017 BMCM+AC podcast series, Black Mountain College Radio.
BMCM+AC Performance Initiative
Featuring contemporary musicians whose works have been commissioned by and/or performed at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Learn more about the BMCM+AC Performance Initiative.
The Music of Black Mountain College
Featuring the composers whose work shaped the curriculum of Black Mountain College (1933-1957) and impacted the future of music, including John Cage, Lou Harrison, Ernst Krenek, Ursula Mamlok, Erik Satie, Arnold Schönberg, Roger Sessions, David Tudor, and Stefan Wolpe.
The Black Mountain Poets
The words of the poets associated with Black Mountain College and/or the Black Mountain Review. Includes readings of poems by Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, Joel Oppenheimer, Denise Levertov, Galway Kinnell, and Jonathan Williams.
The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies
Ten volumes of BMCM+AC’s peer-reviewed open-access digital publication have been published to date. The latest release is Volume 10: Chance I Dance, an exploration of dance and performance at Black Mountain College featuring artists and interpreters of work both past and contemporary. The issue is replete with fascinating videos and photographs, as well as articles and poetry.
Chance | Dance
Read the latest volume of the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies
Lectures + Keynotes
Learn more about Black Mountain College through this collection of keynote addresses from past ReVIEWING Conferences and live discussions hosted on Zoom as part of our Museum from Home Initiative.
Highlights from the Blog
Start exploring our blog by diving into these most-loved posts, written by BMCM+AC staff and guest authors. Interested in contributing a new post to the blog? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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FBI Investigations of Black Mountain College
At the height of mid-20th Century communist paranoia, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a secret investigation into Black Mountain College. Students and faculty of the college have told stories of how troubling and ridiculous it was to see trenchcoat-wearing FBI agents sneaking around campus, but finally last year, the bureau declassified the investigation file at the request of the Carolina Public Press via the Freedom of Information Act. Now available for public viewing, the file elucidates the motives and methods behind the investigation.
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.
If you have found value in these online resources, we encourage you to support our work in the following ways:
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