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The Bascom

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Address: 323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8551
Phone Number: 28741
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High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all...

High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and other cultural experiences. Join us at our six-building, six-acre campus in Highlands, North Carolina. The Bascom offers you and your family and friends a community gathering-place amid art and nature, along with many program offerings. Free Admission!

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Great place to visit and it's FREE!

The art works on the wall are very impressive. You can see a variety of different types of art all over the museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Lake Mary, Florida
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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The art works on the wall are very impressive. You can see a variety of different types of art all over the museum.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

As you enter the Basom you drive through a beautiful covered bridge. There are many art displays and exhibits; ceramics woodworking paintings photography and more. They offer classes ttoo

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Cat Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a must see in Highlands. Variety of crafts and art for sale in a wonderful building using old barn wood. Be sure and visit.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a wonderful spot to visit while in Highlands. Always several exhibits plus a museum store with original art created by local artists.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We paid a visit to The Bascom during our visit to Highlands over Memorial day weekend. It's cute and "craftsy" but the arts exhibit was fairly sparse. It seems to really be a place for the locals; not really a tourist type venue

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a great place for the community and visitors to have in the area. Lots of art and other things to see.

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Emporia, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Loved stopping here and taking a look around. Very nice place to stop and enjoy art! Even got to see people making pottery!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Had a nice visit to this beautiful yet small museum. Modern, clean, and well-designed. Definitively recommend to all who appreciate art and artistic expression!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a nice little gallery/museum/education center concentrating on Cherokee crafts. Some really unique exhibits and even a pottery school. Kids will enjoy a primary grade level learning center. Limited but tasty menu in Rosemary Cafe. There is a nature trail, but it is obviously a work in progress and pretty tough going. I look forward to seeing this place... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Bascom has something for most everyone. On our visit today, there were people working on creating their own special pottery, as well as an art class with a number of participants. There were many beautiful pieces on display that are for sale. There is a current display of pieces created by members of the Cherokee nation that are very... More 

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