Anni Albers, Untitled, 1950. On loan from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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 space for themselves in mediums, movements, and institutions where previously there was little or none. Black Mountain College (1933-1957) was a place where women could explore their identities, where women were expected to question things, to think critically, and to explore their own self-determinacy. This new generation went forward with a strong sense of what it meant to be a woman in the 20th century, forging new paths for themselves and those who followed in their footsteps.


This exhibition received support from The Beattie Foundation, John Byrd + Ellen Clark, Marion L. Johnson Church, Thomas Frank, and the Windgate Charitable Foundation. 

Special thanks to: The Britton family, Connie Bostic, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Sarah Downing, Johanna Engebrecht, Katherine French, Suzi Gablik, Lorrie Goulet, Rob Hazelgrove + Dan McLawhorn, Hudson + Terry Lanier, Rebecca Lowell, Michael Manes, The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, Donna Marie Perkins, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Jo Sandman, Susan Rhew Design, Heather South, Western Regional Archives, and Erika Zarow.