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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Museum Travelers visit Hudson River Valley with Asheville Art Museum

It’s that time of year again! The Asheville Art Museum’s annual Museum Travel adventure is currently underway. This week members of the community, led by Museum Executive Director, Pam Myers, are enjoying the some of the best art and culture New York’s Hudson River Valley (and NYC) have to offer! Guest will spend four days… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Preview what’s in store for this weekend’s Print Fair attendees

To kick off the Fine Art Print Fair, Megan Barnhart of (returning) Print Fair dealer Jerald Melberg Gallery shares additional details about the range of works from the Gallery that this year’s Print Fair visitors (and buyers) can expect to see: In business for over 30 years, Jerald Melberg Gallery prides itself on enjoying a… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 29, 2013

What to expect at your Museum’s Second Annual Fine Art Print Fair

Asheville Art Museum looks forward to hosting several highly regarded professional art dealers and galleries from across the country for this weekend’s upcoming Fine Art Print Fair, with each bringing a diverse selection of fine art prints for WNC residents and visitors to view and purchase. Consider adding to your personal art collection with one… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, November 5, 2012

Museum audiences enjoy a multi-sensory treat during Moogfest performance by INVISIBLE

By Sarah Wall Audience members enjoying the performances by INVISIBLE during Moogfest 2012 were given a unique experience.   Staying true to their roots and to the sentiments of the music festival, INVISIBLE experimented in sound and visual display.  Using technology considered archaic by today’s society, the group creates a distinctive “smorgasbord” of sound- and video-making… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, October 26, 2012

Asheville Art Museum interview with INVISIBLE ensemble member Mark Dixon

By Sarah Wall | October 25, 2012 The Asheville Art Museum is hosting four performances by experimental music ensemble INVISIBLE this weekend, October 27th and 28th.  This Museum event is a component of this year’s Moogfest lineup.  According to INVISIBLE ensemble member Mark Dixon, the performance will be “in the tradition of experimentation and innovation… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Experimental Music Ensemble, INVISIBLE, to perform at Museum this October

Experimental music ensemble INVISIBLE will be performing at the Asheville Art Museum on October 27 and 28, 2012. Self-described as a “mechanical music museum,” “dance music for your brain” and “a reverse engineered folk science daydream,” INVISIBLE meshes together the visual and auditory through installation-based performances. At its core are Bart Trotman and Mark Dixon,… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Experiencing the Wonder of Music within the Museum Walls

Intern Jessica Curtis shares the details of her first Pianoforte Concert – going experience at the Museum (July 22, 2012) The Pianoforte Series, sponsored by Harry Rowney, features a variety of esteemed pianists playing in the Asheville Art Museum’s galleries. Performing for a second time, Teresa Sumpter was the most recent performing pianist in the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lunchtime Art Breaks: Artist Project Space + Atrium Art

Lunchtime Art Breaks are a series of gallery talks and presentations hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, typically twice per month on Fridays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Our most recent Lunchtime Art Break featured Asheville residents and artists Hoss Haley and Gabriel Shaffer. Both artists engaged in dialogue and answered questions with participants about… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, June 15, 2012

Asheville Art Museum celebrates Studio Glass with Artist-Led Tour and Discussion

Up For Discussion with Christina Bothwell & Robert Bender Notes from Jessica Curtis, Asheville Art Museum Communications Intern When you think of the word glass, what comes to mind? A window? A picture frame? To most, glass is stereotypically seen as an every day, inanimate object. Seen through artistic eyes, however, Christina Bothwell and Robert… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Fun with the Museum

The first few weeks of Summer Art Camp at the Museum have flown by! We’ve enjoyed seeing both new and familiar faces in our June and early July camp sessions, where campers in kindergarten through 8thgrades have enjoyed Exploring Puppetry and Mask Making, Cartooning Is Cool, Let’s Draw + Paint and many more exciting activities!… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, June 10, 2011

The Museum’s LA Travels Continue…

Notes from Pamela Myers, Executive Director, leading Museum Travelers in California (Thursday, June 9, 2011) The first full day of our travels in LA included the Huntington Museum and Gardens, the Norton Simon Museum and a wonderful private collection of Historic African American Art in Pasadena. It was a long and exciting day for all… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Museum and Friends Travel to L.A.

Notes from Pamela Myers, Executive Director, from Museum Travelers trip to California (June, 2011) Hello Asheville Art Museum fans from your friends traveling in LA. Today everyone arrived- from various points, airports, transfers and the like. We all met just before 7:00 p.m. in the lovely lobby of the Montage hotel and walked across the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, February 4, 2011

Getting to Know Us: Museum Library

This week’s blog post is from Frank Thomson, the Museum’s Curator, who also organizes the Museum Library: “Visiting this museum is always a treat, and the library is exceptional.” This is a note left in the comment book by a visitor this winter. It highlights one of the important, but quieter, programs at the Asheville… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Getting to Know Us: Membership and Groups

Continue getting to know us with this post from Rebecca Lynch-Maass (former Membership Manager, and current Campaign Manager & Development Associate) at the Museum. She coordinated the Collectors’ Circle group until late 2011. Collectors’ Circle is now coordinated by Membership Coordinator and Financial Officer, Lindsay G. Rosson. Read here about the Collectors’ Circle 2011 purchase… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Getting to know us…

In the upcoming weeks, we’d like to take the opportunity for you to get to know us. We’ll have staff members, front desk volunteers, docents, board members and others involved in the Museum writing blog posts so you have the chance to meet some of the well-rounded group. We’re an approachable bunch, so say “Hi!”… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Show us Your Original Photos!

Are you an amateur photographer who would love to share your work with other art lovers? We love seeing your work and would love to feature it on our Facebook page as a featured fan photo! First, become a fan of our Facebook page. Then, send your favorite original photos and information to mailbox@ashevilleart.org. This… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Arts Extravaganza!

If you’re looking for something creative for your young, artsy child this Holiday season, look no further! Sign your budding artist up for our Holiday Arts Extravaganza for 1st through 4th graders. Campers will spend four afternoons creating original art of all kinds. Here is a peek of some campers from our Summer Art Camp,… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Genius of Peiser

In honor of our Work of the Week artist this week, Mark Peiser, I would like to share this interesting article, which was written earlier this year and posted on a blog called The GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet. It is a Q & A that gives insight into the genius of this glass artist and… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, November 26, 2010

The Beauty in Watercolors

One of  Asheville Art Museum exhibitions, Sallie Middleton: A Life in the Forest, was hugely popular with many Museum visitors, especially locals who have known about her work for many years. Although Sallie passed away in 2009, her legacy continues in her amazingly detailed watercolors of nature. This exhibition will be over in just a… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, November 19, 2010

John Cage Video

Today, while browsing through some of the old documents at the Museum, I stumbled upon this video of John Cage featured on a TV game show in 1960 with host Garry Moore. Here, he is performing one of his avante garde musical pieces called “Water Walk,” which involved a number of strange instruments like a… Click to read the rest of the blog post