Artist unknown, Black Mountain College Tri-Fold Bulletin Brochure, Vol. 3, No.8, 1945, ink on paper, Black Mountain College Collection, gift of Barbara Beate Dreier and Theodore Dreier Jr. on behalf of all generations of the Dreier family, 2017.40.002
The Asheville Art Museum (2 S. Pack Square) just received a major grant of $163,694 to create the Digital BMC Collection and Interconnective Timeline, which will allow them to digitize their collection of Black Mountain College materials to make it public + accessible.
What was Black Mountain College, and why is it so important for the history of art, and for our region specifically?
The experimental liberal arts school opened in 1933 – and closed in 1957. During its short time, it hosted teachers + students who revolutionized their fields, like John Cage, Elaine de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham + more. Some people even credit the school for helping Asheville + the surrounding area become the center for creativity that it is today. Read our in-depth dive into Black Mountain College here.
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