ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 5: Shaping Craft + Design
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announces ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 5: Shaping Craft + Design to be held October 11-13, 2013 at the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus.
The 5th annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference will encourage new ways of thinking about the role and impact of Black Mountain College on developing craft and design movements in America and internationally. Submissions are encouraged that expand our understanding of Black Mountain College as it relates to craft and design as well as the educational model implemented by the college's founders and faculty. The conference fee is $70.00 and includes an annual membership to the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Read More >>
Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville is pleased to announce the exhibition Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design, from June 14 - August 21, 2013. This retrospective exhibition illuminates Seidler's legacy as Australia's most important modernist architect. Harry Seidler studied with Josef Albers at Black Mountain College in the mid-1940s and became a major proponent of Bauhaus principles of design in his architectural practice. The opening reception will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Friday, June 14th. Admission is free for members and students, $3 for non-members.
Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design is a traveling exhibition celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of Harry Seidler, the leading Australian architect of the twentieth century. The exhibition traces Austrian-born Seidler’s key role in bringing Bauhaus principles to Australia and identifies his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology. The fifteen featured projects—five houses and five towers in Sydney, and five major commissions beyond Sydney—focus on Seidler’s lifelong creative collaborations, a pursuit he directly inherited from Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, with progressive artistic visionaries: architects Marcel Breuer and Oscar Niemeyer, engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, photographer Max Dupain, and artists Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Norman Carlberg, Sol LeWitt, Charles Perry, Frank Stella, and Lin Utzon. Read More >>
John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things
January 18 - June 1, 2013
A catalogue will be published to accompany this exhibition.
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is proud to announce John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things, an exhibition of collages and paintings by Black Mountain College alumnus John Urbain. The project includes a retrospective exhibition of Urbain’s paintings and collages (including selected work from BMC), a publication, and a rich array of public programming, all designed to honor and recognize Urbain, sharing his work with a diverse audience in the WNC region and beyond. Read More >>