I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

April 9 – August 14, 2021

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

BMC-TV: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY COMMUNITY ART EVENT

BMC-TV: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY COMMUNITY ART EVENT

Thursday, August 5th at 7 PM Eastern | In-person and Streaming – A Happening meets variety show, this premiere episode of BMC-TV connects a wide range of the Asheville area’s most innovative performers, musicians, artists, and craftspeople. For over 25 years, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) has bridged the history of Black Mountain College with its lasting legacy in Western North Carolina and beyond. Broadcast from the stages, studios, and streets of Asheville, BMC-TV brings together our friends and collaborators who stoke the flames of experimentation sparked at BMC.

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PERFORMANCE: CHRISTOPHER-RASHEEM MCMILLAN

PERFORMANCE: CHRISTOPHER-RASHEEM MCMILLAN

Thursday, August 19 at 7 PM Eastern | Streaming – “The Long Way Home,” a new solo work by Christopher-Rasheem Mcmillan, poses a way of contending with the Black body as a composite body, one that is connected to, affirms, and disrupts the archive and Historiography. Through this solo dance performance, McMillan tracks the Merce Cunningham technique through diaspora, emphasizing that the diaspora is never the homeland: it’s never home, it’s always somehow both exile in migration and in travel; different from, yet somehow always in dialogue with, its genesis.

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PERFORMANCE: KATHERINE YOUNG / TIM DAISY DUO

PERFORMANCE: KATHERINE YOUNG / TIM DAISY DUO

Thursday, September 2 at 7 PM Eastern | Streaming – Chicago-based percussionist Tim Daisy and bassoonist, improviser, and composer Katherine Young (a recent Atlanta, GA transplant) bring their two-decades-long collaborative experience to the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center for a live recording of improvised duets. Investigating a wide array of sonic territory from laser-focused pointillism to extremes in density and texture, Katherine and Tim aim to use the art of listening combined with their shared performative experience to create a unique blend of sound-making, taking full advantage of the unique instrumentation involved.

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I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

April 9 – August 14, 2021 {120 College Street}

Curated by Kate Averett and Alice Sebrell

Digital Exhibition Available

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.

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Jonathan Williams and the Jargon Society

Jonathan Williams and the Jargon Society

September 16, 2020 – August 14, 2021
{120 College Street}

Curated by Alice Sebrell

Jonathan Williams (1929–2008) was a man whose robust and eclectic interests and endeavors make him impossible to easily define. He was a photographer; a poet and essayist; a publisher and designer of books; a collector of books, art, and language; a walker and hiker; an active letter writer; a Southerner by birth and traveler by nature; an advocate for the under-appreciated; and a man who appreciated good food and drink. Jonathan’s independent small-press publishing venture, The Jargon Society, was founded in 1951 just prior to his arrival at Black Mountain College. It became a lifetime pursuit. This exhibition explores the many facets of Jonathan Williams, his Jargon Society Press, and its associated artists and writers.

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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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