September 23 – December 31, 2016 at 69 Broadway 

Curated by Connie Bostic & Alice Sebrell

The list of painters associated with Black Mountain College is a who’s who of mid-20th century artists. From influential and groundbreaking Europeans like Josef Albers, Willem de Kooning, and Theodoros Stamos to profoundly original Americans including Robert Rauschenberg, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Motherwell, Elaine de Kooning, Kenneth Noland, Dorothea Rockburne, Cy Twombly and Robert De Niro, Sr., the cumulative impact these painters have had on the history and trajectory of art is remarkable. This exhibition consists of work by many of the painters of Black Mountain College, both famous and lesser known, with work drawn from the museum’s collection and borrowed from other collections in the South. 

Variant / Adobe (JAAF 1976.2.331), 1947, oil on blotting paper, 16.75 x 22.5 inches
Collection of Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer
© 2016 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


The Painters of Black Mountain College: Selections from Southern Collections Opening Reception
Friday, September 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., FREE
Including work by: Josef Albers, Wanda Lea Austin, Fielding Dawson, Elaine de Kooning, Robert De Niro Sr., Jorge Fick, Joseph Fiore, Suzi Gablik, Fannie Hillsmith, Frank Hursh, Elizabeth Jennerjahn, W.P. Pete Jennerjahn, Ati Gropius Johansen, Ray Johnson, Leo Krikorian, Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, Jacob Lawrence, Amédée Ozenfant, Gregory Masurovsky, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Pat Passlof, Alex Reed, Dan Rice, Dorothea Rockburne, Xanti Schawinsky, Sewell Sillman, Norman Soloman, Theodoros Stamos, Jack Tworkov, John Urbain, Esteban Vicente, Cora Kelley Ward, Susan Weil, Jonathan Williams, Emerson Woelffer, and more.

PRESENTATION, OCTOBER 28, 12PM {69 Broadway}
Ideas Without Walls / In-Between the Spaces: Making Things in the Digital Age
Susan S. Szenasy, Publisher and Editor in Chief, Metropolis responds to questions about the tension between local and global, the resurgence of urban manufacturing, and how the new generation of designers fits into the growing culture of making. Co-sponsored by the Western Carolina University Design Development Foundation. FREE for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $7 for non-members.

DISCUSSION, OCTOBER 28, 7PM {69 Broadway}
The Making of An Installation: A Roundtable Discussion
A panel of artists and educators will discuss Leigh Ann Pahapill’s installation The Interaction of Color | The Dematerialization of Form on view at the Elizabeth Holden Art Gallery at Warren Wilson College, October 24 to November 22. Participants include: Leigh Ann Pahapill, Artist; Dawn Roe, Curator and Photography Professor, Rollins College; Dawna Schuld, Historian of Contemporary Art, Texas A & M University; and Marilyn Zapf, Curator and Asst. Director, Center for Craft Creativity and Design. The roundtable will be moderated by Julie Caro, Curator and Art History Professor, Warren Wilson College. This FREE event is co-sponsored by Warren Wilson College.

POETRY READING, NOVEMBER 4, 7:30PM {69 Broadway}
MadHat’s Poetry, Prose, & Anything Goes with poets Nathaniel Mackey and Lee Ann Brown
Nathaniel Mackey is an American poet, novelist, anthologist, literary critic and editor. He is the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University and a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Lee Ann Brown was born in Japan and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the author of In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013), which won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series Award, as well as Crowns of Charlotte (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan, 2003), and Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), which won the 1996 New American Poetry Competition. This is a FREE event co-sponsored by MadHat Poetry.

PERFORMANCE, NOVEMBER 12, 2016, 8PM {69 Broadway}
Experimental compositions of Kimathi Moore and Carmelo Pampillonio
Experimental electronic composer Kimathi Moore will present his new work titled “Everlasting Castle”. Kimathi devises lush acoustic environments consisting of delicately crafted sounds made to fit within a decidedly ascetic yet immersive palette. Composer and percussionist Carmelo Pampillonio will also present new work that explores the internal logics of rhythm and arrhythmia, and through fragmented meters his pieces incite a gestalt sense of rhythm perception. $5 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $10 for non-members. $5 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $10 for non-members.

PERFORMANCE, DECEMBER 3, 2016, 7:30PM {69 Broadway}
Happenchance, an exploration into unknown interiors 
Choreographer Kathy Meyers Leiner + guest artists Sara Baird, Lindsey Kelley Brewer and Jenni Cockrell perform a work in progress that draws inspiration from the original Black Mountain College Happenings and explores the known and unknown interiors of person, place and thing. Free for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $8 for non-members.

FILM SCREENING, DECEMBER 8, 2016, 7PM {69 Broadway}
An evening of short films about Black Mountain College painters featuring: Willem de Kooning: Artist by Academy Award winner Robert Snyder (32 min), Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself (8 min) and Josef Fiore: The Nature of the Artist by Richard Kane and Melody Lewis Kane (30 min). Free for BMCM+AC members & students / $8 suggested donation for non-members.