Category: Art from the Collection

Monday, March 24, 2014

Work of the Week – March 24, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Gerald Geerling (1897-1998) was an exceptional artist who spent much of his life working outside of the arts. Though his portfolio only contains 60 works, they are full of life, showing his personal style of nostalgic architectural cityscapes. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Geerling  was one of the few artists to serve in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 17, 2014

Work of the Week – March 17, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Cynthia Bringle (1939 –  ) is one of the nation’s leading potters who forged a path for female ceramicists in a time when working in clay was not yet a career for many. As a young artist born and raised in Memphis, Bringle grew up painting and even went to Memphis Academy… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 10, 2014

Work of the Week – March 10, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge George D. Green (1943- ) is an example of an artist who has extreme growth and change in artistic expression throughout a long career. The Oregon-native abstract painter says himself that his style has evolved over his 30-year career to the point that much of his late work suggests his vision as… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 3, 2014

Work of the Week – March 3, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge William Bernstein (1945-Present) has been at the forefront of glass work in North Carolina with his wife for the past 30 years. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Bernstein attended the Philadelphia College of Art where he met his wife, a fellow glass artist. Following their marriage in 1968, the two… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 3, 2014

Work of the Week – February 3, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge In art education and art history education, typically a lecturer introduces a piece by giving a biographical sketch of the artist’s life. This is customary practice for a reason: Information about an artist’s influences and experiences can greatly enhance the viewer’s understanding of a work of art. For instance, drawing from my… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 27, 2014

Work of the Week – January 27, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Henry Hammond Ahl (1869-1953) spent the majority of his life as an artist. Demonstrating a strong interest in art at the age of 6, he showed great promise as an oil painter as early as 17 years old. He developed his style at the Royal Academy of Munich – one of the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 20, 2014

Work of the Week – January 20, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge George C. Aid (1872-1938) probably could not have guessed how his art work would change when he first began his career as an artist. The artist was born in Quincy, Ill., but his family moved to St. Louis in 1880 where Aid attended the School of Fine Arts. Aid began his career… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 13, 2014

Work of the Week – January 13, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Welcome to 2014! At this time a few weeks into the new year, many people are embarking upon new resolutions, questioning what they have been doing with their lives as they think of the transience of human existence. So, for my first post in the new year, I thought I would feature… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, December 23, 2013

Work of the Week – December 23, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge Sigmund Abeles (1934-Present) is one of America’s most distinguished figural artists, as well as a lifelong academic. Though born in Brooklyn, New York, Abeles grew up in South Carolina, where he spent much of his youth sketching the sculptures in the neighboring Brookgreen Gardens, no doubt where his aptitude for drawing the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, December 16, 2013

Work of the Week – December 16, 2013

  by Adrian Etheridge Contemporary glass artist Gary Beecham (1955-Present) entered the University of Wisconsin at Madison intending to study geology. But the young student – now an internationally-appreciated artist – soon found his way to the glass shop where his willingness to help around the shop garnered approval from older students working there. He… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, December 9, 2013

Work of the Week – December 9, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge Rob Amberg (1947-Present) is a documentary photographer and writer famous for his depiction of the rural South. In particular, he focuses on how technological and economic progress are erasing backwoods cultures as they cling to survival. Born in Washington, D.C. and educated in Catholic schools, Amberg graduated from the University of Dayton… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, December 2, 2013

Work of the Week – December 2, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge George Inness (1825-1894) was an American painter known for his idyllic landscapes. The fifth of 13 children, Inness was born in New York but spent much of his youth in New Jersey after his family moved to Jersey City. At the age of 14, Inness spent several months studying under the traveling… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, November 18, 2013

Work of the Week – November 18, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge John French Sloan (1871-1951), a leading promoter of the “social realist” movement, was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. An etcher and painter, Sloan’s earliest surviving works were created when he was 16-years-old. He had left school in his hometown of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania to support his family… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, November 11, 2013

Work of the Week – November 11, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a pioneer of twentieth century modernism as a color theorist, artist, and teacher. Born in Bottrop, Germany, Albers began his career as an elementary art teacher before entering the Bauhaus in 1920. During his time at the Bauhaus – literally “house of construction,” a famous craft and fine… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, June 14, 2013

WORK OF THE WEEK

Exploring the Permanent Collection with a Work of the Week June 14, 2013   Emerson Woelffer, Untitled, 1961. Lithograph, 18.75 x 14.88 inches. Gift of Leo Monahan. Black Mountain College Collection of the Asheville Art Museum. 2009.05.01.61.   Emerson Woelffer (1914-2003) was a prominent Abstract Expressionist painter and artist from Chicago. He is best known… 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
Monday, August 16, 2010

Who is Joseph Albers?

From the Museum blog archives: August 2010 Joseph Albers and SewellSillman: Explored through two “Works of the Week” from our Permanent Collection Exhibition on view: August 9th through August 22, 2010   From left: Josef Albers, Formulation: Articulation Folio II, Folder 12, 1972, serigraph on paper, 15 x 40 inches. Gift of The Josef and… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, May 14, 2010

Photographs and Memories

The exhibition on Tim Barnwell at the Museum opens tonight! Hands in Harmony: Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia, Photographs by Tim Barnwell. It is a special one, classy black and white photographs with oral histories next to each image. Tim spent years photographing some of the icons of this rich region- both in music… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, May 10, 2010

WORK OF THE WEEK

Had to share this one with you! Last week was Rowena Bradley’s basket. This week is Tim Barnwell’s photograph of Rowena Bradley (with baskets). Look down at her feet… Exploring the Permanent Collection with a Work of the Week THIS WEEK: May 10 – 16, 2010 Tim Barnwell, Rowena Bradley Making Double Weave Rivercane Baskets,… Click to read the rest of the blog post