Selections from our Permanent Collection

The BMCM+AC Permanent Collection is made up of over 4,000 objects dating from the 1930s through the present, with works by alumni and faculty demonstrating the progression of their careers at and following Black Mountain College. The collection includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, textiles, assemblage, furniture, blueprints, books and paperworks. In addition, the museum has been facilitating oral history documentation since 1999, resulting in a collection of recorded interviews with fifty-eight Black Mountain College alumni to date.

Pieces from the collection are frequently used in rotating exhibitions, illuminating connections between artists, objects, and the pervading atmosphere of experimentation and interdisciplinary influence at the College. In order to ensure that the collection can continue to serve as a resource for exhibits as well as external researchers such as writers, students, and artists, BMCM+AC provides for the conservation and preservation needs of a vast array of types of materials.

Thank you to the Henry Luce Foundation for their support of this ongoing project, allowing us to digitize our Permanent Collection.