Don't Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends

Currently on view in our upper and lower galleries

Curated by Jade Dellinger, Director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW

I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

Black Mountain College’s identity was formed by its uniquely global influences, with students, faculty, and staff hailing from over 20 countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Mediterranean. To be a part of Black Mountain College was to be a citizen of the world. Historic works from BMC artists and the contemporary responses featured in this exhibition ask us to examine our preconceived ideas of citizenship and our responsibility to one another.

The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

Volume 12: Expanding the Canon

The story of Black Mountain College is expansive and ever-expanding. This volume focuses not on a singular individual, discipline, or movement, but on those little-known areas of study and recent discoveries that expand our understanding of Black Mountain College in unexpected ways.

10-03.space

A virtual experience from artist Alma Alloro

10-03.space is a multimedia platform that traces the path of society during a year of pandemic, capturing the thoughts, ideas, memories, fears, and hopes which arose and developed during this time, acting as a memento of shared crises.

Museum from Home

We’re joining museums and galleries around the world in offering remote alternatives to our in-person exhibitions and programs.

On this page, you will find ways to experience art and performance, learn more about Black Mountain College and its artists, and even participate in virtual events.

BMC Books


Shop our collections of Black Mountain College books, merchandise and more!

Featuring essential texts, newly published works and the widest selection of Jargon Press

Upcoming events + performances

2021 Black Mountain College Radio Artists

2021 Black Mountain College Radio Artists

The 2021 Black Mountain College Radio Artists have been selected by BMCM+AC, AshevilleFM, and Make Noise for a series of innovative works for the radio inspired by the experimental spirit of BMC artists. This year’s artists are based in Western North Carolina, with a focus on pushing the limitations of sound art, music, and performance.

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PERFORMANCE: DUET FOR THEREMIN AND LAP STEEL

PERFORMANCE: DUET FOR THEREMIN AND LAP STEEL

Thursday, September 30 at 7PM Eastern | Streaming | Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel is Scott Burland (Theremin) and Frank Schultz (Lap Steel guitar). Burland and Schultz bring their mesmerizing duet to BMCM+AC for a live recorded session in the gallery. Presented in conjunction with the Fall 2021 exhibition Don’t Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends.

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FAITH IN ARTS INSTITUTE

FAITH IN ARTS INSTITUTE

October 13-16, 2021 | Virtual + In-person | Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville – This four-day event will bring together acclaimed artists and scholars to explore the intersections of art, faith, and spirit. Public events will include performances, film screenings, community workshops, lectures, and more.

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Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center By The Numbers

200,000+

Visitors

6,000+

Collaborations with Artists + Organizations

1,000+

Events

4,000+

Pieces of Artwork + Ephemera

50+

Exhibitions

60+

Oral Histories Created

30+

Exhibition Catalogues, Dossiers + Other Publications

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BMCM+AC is supported by our members, a community as passionate about the legacy of Black Mountain College as we are. With sliding scale options, our members sustain our programs, collection, exhibitions and more. As a thank you, we offer our members some added benefits.

All members receive a membership card, BMC sticker, 10% discount on purchases in our retail and online bookshops, e-newsletter subscription, discounted admission to events + invitations to openings and programs, with added perks at each tier.

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Museum from Home

We’re joining museums and galleries around the world in offering remote alternatives to our in-person exhibitions and programs.

On this page you will find ways to experience art and performance, learn more about BMC and its artists, and even participate in virtual events.

BMC Books

Browse our collection of Black Mountain College books, merchandise and more at BMC Books.

Exhibitions

Spring 2021 Exhibitions: I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD | Jonathan Williams and the Jargon Society

Become a Member

Our members sustain BMCM+AC, supporting our exhibitions, collection, programs and more. With sliding scale options, we hope that you’ll find a membership that works for you!

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