2023 {Re}HAPPENING Call for Proposals

2023 {Re}HAPPENING Call for Proposals

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announces an opportunity for artists to participate in the 2023 {Re}HAPPENING on Saturday, April 8 at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC, the former Lake Eden campus of Black Mountain College.

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Outreach Coordinator Position

Outreach Coordinator Position

Join the small but mighty Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center team! We’re looking for someone passionate about Black Mountain College to assist with museum outreach. The successful candidate will be smart, reliable, generous of spirit, patient, persistent, and personable. More information here.

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Announcing 2022 BMC Radio Artists

Announcing 2022 BMC Radio Artists

We are delighted to announce the selected artists for our 2022 BMC Radio Art program! This second cohort of BMC Radio Artists will create new works to be broadcast on the radio. We are proud to present these projects that reflect the experimental and innovative spirit of Black Mountain College. Stay tuned for broadcast dates and an upcoming listening party!

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Black Mountain College Student Patsy Lynch Celebrates Two Milestones

Black Mountain College Student Patsy Lynch Celebrates Two Milestones

Patsy Lynch Wood celebrates her 99th birthday on June 13, 2022. This occasion marks another milestone: it was exactly 80 years ago this month that she made her way to Black Mountain College’s Lake Eden campus (at the age of nineteen) to attend the 1942 summer session, making her the sole living BMC alum to attend the college during the war years.

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TAKE A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

TAKE A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

TOURS NOT OFFERED DURING CAMP SUMMER SESSIONS We will resume in the Fall with new dates to be announcedTOURS OF BMC CAMPUS AT LAKE EDEN Offered in partnership with Lake Eden PreserveBig news for BMC fans everywhere! We are so happy to announce a new partnership with...

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE RADIO ART

CALL FOR ARTISTS: BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE RADIO ART

103.3 Asheville FM, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and Make Noise announce an opportunity for artists living in Western North Carolina (WNC) to create new short works for broadcast on the radio. We invite artists in WNC to propose projects that reflect the experimental and innovative spirit of Black Mountain College. Artists are encouraged to take risks. Projects should be between 3-5 minutes long and no more than 12 months old. New work is strongly encouraged. The work does not have to be music. Projects can include any sound recording, cellphone recording, field recording, meditation, movement score, text score, sound collage, spoken word, audio art, experimental DJ work, etc.. The LOI deadline is July 20, 2022.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE RADIO ART

CALL FOR ARTISTS: BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE RADIO ART

103.3 Asheville FM, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and Make Noise announce an opportunity for artists living in Western North Carolina (WNC) to create new short works for broadcast on the radio. We invite artists in WNC to propose projects that reflect the experimental and innovative spirit of Black Mountain College. Artists are encouraged to take risks. Projects should be between 3-5 minutes long and no more than 12 months old. New work is strongly encouraged. The work does not have to be music. Projects can include any sound recording, cellphone recording, field recording, meditation, movement score, text score, sound collage, spoken word, audio art, experimental DJ work, etc.. The LOI deadline is June 21, 2021.

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BMCM+AC awarded NEH collections grant

BMCM+AC awarded NEH collections grant

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center has been awarded $50,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a pilot project creating online access to the museum’s Permanent Collection of over 4,000 artworks and ephemera from the famed liberal arts college and experimental community.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2020

ANNUAL REPORT 2020

Our world, just as yours, has changed dramatically in the last year. We have been forced to adapt and have taken the opportunity to look at our mission with new eyes. This has been a year where business as usual gave way to the unexpected, where we were called to be flexible while still holding steadfast in our commitment to the BMC legacy and our extended community.

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2020: A Year in Review

2020: A Year in Review

In a year marked by crisis, the history and legacy of Black Mountain College has been a source of insight and motivation for thousands of supporters like you around the world, whether visiting in person or engaging with us online. The historic perseverance and...

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Jean Charlot Fresco Conservation

Jean Charlot Fresco Conservation

Conservation has been completed on the two Jean Charlot frescos at the historic BMC campus at Lake Eden, now Camp Rockmont, with thanks to Craig Crawford, Maho Yoshikawa, Christiana Cunningham-Adams, and the Marion Stedman Covington Foundation.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Museum Day Celebration

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Museum Day Celebration

May 18, 2020 | Nintendo Switch Online – We are excited to offer the opportunity to bring BMCM+AC into your Animal Crossing: New Horizons game through custom designs based on pieces from our permanent collection and inspiration to create galleries of your own.

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

BMCM+AC believes that Black Lives Matter. We are committed to critically evaluating how our organization can confront implicit biases and are looking ahead to long term changes to ensure equity within our museum, community collaborations, exhibitions, curation, and...

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From BMC to the Cedar Tavern

From BMC to the Cedar Tavern

“What illicit concoction - what matter of inebriation - what absinthe - lured these healthy young men (and more than a handful of women) who had survived the Depression and war to settle for an uncertain future of fly-by-night jobs and illegal living - what possessed...

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John Cage + the Rasa Aesthetic: Prepared Piano at BMCM+AC

John Cage + the Rasa Aesthetic: Prepared Piano at BMCM+AC

Guest blog post from Casey Edwards On Thursday, August 2, 2019, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center had the pleasure of hosting Guggenheim Fellow Amy Williams for a recital of John Cage’s famous Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, part of BMCM+AC’s...

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Alma Stone Williams Collection

Alma Stone Williams Collection

Within the BMCM+AC Permanent Collection, we house a number of collections specific to alumni and faculty of the school, offering unique insight into what Black Mountain College was like from a wide range of perspectives. In this guest blog post from BMCM+AC Archival...

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Elaine and Willem de Kooning + The Summer of 1948

Elaine and Willem de Kooning + The Summer of 1948

When the summer of 1948 rolled around, Elaine and Willem de Kooning were relieved to take a break from the New York art scene which seemed to be taking from them much more than it was giving. On an invitation from Josef Albers, Willem came to Black Mountain College to...

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Unsung Women of the Bauhaus

Unsung Women of the Bauhaus

It's a story that is becoming more and more well known: female students, hoping to study art, design, and architecture, flocked to the Bauhaus when it opened its doors in 1933. Walter Gropius, when faced with this influx of female students, made the decision to limit...

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Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College

Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College

Civilization seems in general to estrange men from materials, from materials in their original form. The process of shaping these is so divided into separate steps that one person is rarely involved in the whole course of manufacture, often knowing only the finished...

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{Re}HAPPENING 9 – featuring Arooj Aftab, Anjna Swaminathan & Rafiq Bhatia Trio; Kiranavalli Vidysankar, Sandhya Anand, and Vinod Seetharaman

{Re}HAPPENING 9 – featuring Arooj Aftab, Anjna Swaminathan & Rafiq Bhatia Trio; Kiranavalli Vidysankar, Sandhya Anand, and Vinod Seetharaman

March 30, 2019 – The annual {Re}HAPPENING brings together dozens of contemporary artists whose work responds to and extends the legacy of Black Mountain College visionaries such as John Cage, David Tudor, Merce Cunningham, M.C. Richards and Robert Rauschenberg. The 2019 {Re}HAPPENING celebrated the influence of non-western music on such legendary artists by showcasing contemporary musicians who continue the legacy of experimental music within a global context. Featured performers included Arooj Aftab, Anjna Swaminathan & Rafiq Bhatia Trio, Free Planet Radio and Kiranavali Vidyasankar, Sandhya Anand, Vinod Seetharaman.

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March 2018, Part 2: {Re}HAPPENING 8

March 2018, Part 2: {Re}HAPPENING 8

What a month! March, 2018 was one of our busiest yet and also one of our most exciting. We were able to host The Principles of Uncertainty, an evening length performance from John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman, as well as our 8th annual {Re}HAPPENING, featuring the...

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March 2018, Part 1: The Principles of Uncertainty

March 2018, Part 1: The Principles of Uncertainty

What a month! March, 2018 was one of our busiest yet and also one of our most exciting. We were able to host The Principles of Uncertainty, an evening length performance from John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman, as well as our 8th annual {Re}HAPPENING, featuring the...

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2017: A Year of Chance and Change

2017: A Year of Chance and Change

Dear Friends, As we look forward to 2018, we want to take a moment to thank you for your support this year. 2017 was a pivotal year for BMCM+AC, and whether it was through your presence at one or more of our events or your advocacy for our exciting new ventures, your...

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Looking Back at ReVIEWING 9

Looking Back at ReVIEWING 9

This year’s ReVIEWING, our 9th annual International Conference on Black Mountain College, marked a pivotal point in BMCM+AC’s history. With two keynote presentations, the contributions of over 60 scholars, curators, and artists from around the world, the Southeast...

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Black Mountain College Radio Episode 3: Make Noise + Hursh

Black Mountain College Radio Episode 3: Make Noise + Hursh

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,...

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ReVIEWING BMC 9  | September 29-October 1, 2017

ReVIEWING BMC 9 | September 29-October 1, 2017

Our ninth annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College international conference, in partnership with UNC Asheville, gathers artists and scholars who explore the history and legacy of Black Mountain College. This Year’s Conference Introduces two new programs: The BMCM+AC...

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Coming 2018: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence

Coming 2018: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence

We’re excited to share that we’ve been awarded a $25,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and $60,000 from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts to mount Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College.

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