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Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center

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Address: 56 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2916
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The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center preserves and continues the...

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College for public study and enjoyment. We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications and public programs.

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Great Art Exhibition

After reading a great article in Metropolis magazine about this liberal arts college started by the Albers from the Bauhaus in Germany, I decided to take a peek at the museum... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

After reading a great article in Metropolis magazine about this liberal arts college started by the Albers from the Bauhaus in Germany, I decided to take a peek at the museum. The current exhibition is the work of Zola Marcus - great work - also met a gentleman working the museum who was very knowledgeable and interesting. The library in... More 

Thank livoniagal
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We kind of happened upon this place due to watching a movie about Black Mountain College. The art is beautiful, kind of different and neat. Had a great time looking around and staff is very friendly.

Thank Marion B
Irvine, California
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Black Mountain College was a pioneering art school several miles up the road from Asheville, where post war refugees from Germany's Bauhaus mingled with emerging luminaries of America's modern art movement. 2 small spaces across the street from one another house rotating exhibits and archives of the school, faculty, and student art. If you like or are curious about mid... More 

2 Thank eheyman
New York
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

Be sure to watch the little 10 min video about the history of the college. Amazing place. Wish it still existed! The community there included famous artists, writers, dancers, buckminster fuller - all at one little crazy campus! They were ahead of their time, I think. The museum is small but free and worth a stop.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I learned so much during my visit....made me wish the experimental college, and all it brought with it, was still with us. The "art" contained herein, left something to be desired....but, I had just come from Black Mountain....so, knowing the college background....it just enriched my experience.

Thank dagnytag
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Reviewed 11 November 2014

The Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center is a great stop on your stroll through downtown Asheville. There are new exhibits regularly inspired by the artists who passed through the college. Events and programs also bring the spirit of the college to life. Go and visit the Swannanoa Valley Museum as well for the history of the college and... More 

Thank Christina R
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center focuses on preserving the legacy of educational of Black Mountain College. Black Mountain College was the radical experimental college just east of Asheville that from 1933 to 1957 attracted leading artists, writers and thinkers including Buckminster Fuller, Robert Motherwell, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, M.C. Richards, Josef and Anni Albers, John... More 

Thank LanSluderBelize
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Great staff, great exhibits, and of course founded all in a remarkable history

Thank George H
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Love the area very interesting and peaceful town not too far from Asheville nice day trip.

Thank skblut
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

This is a storefront museum for an experimental college that closed in the 50s after about 20 years. They had quite a faculty. Be sure to see the video. http://www.blackmountaincollege.org/

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