Category: Exhibitions

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sharon Louden Brings Bling to Asheville

by Crystal Woods Moore It has been my great honor to have been selected to apprentice with Sharon Louden, installation artist from New York. The opportunity to watch her process as the installation Community at the Asheville Art Museum was perhaps the most beneficial experience I have had in training for the art world. She… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, July 11, 2014

Artist Sharon Louden Brings “Community” to the Asheville Art Museum

Earlier this year, the Asheville Art Museum released a call for local artists to be involved in the installation of a very unique exhibition. The Museum had been coordinating with artist Sharon Louden to bring her installation Community to Western North Carolina by installing it in the Museum’s Artworks Project Space. Initially, the Museum was… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Exhibition Artwork Spotlight – Social Geographies

by Adrian Etheridge Thornton Dial (1928-Present) did not officially become an artist until later in his life, in the late 1980’s, but from an early age he learned to be adept with his hands. Born one of 12 children in a small town in Alabama, Dial spent most of his life working in Bessemer, AL… 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, September 27, 2013

Behind-the-Scenes of Rebels With a Cause

Although I’ve been to a number of museums and even had my own photography work exhibited, I have always been curious about the behind-the-scenes process curating a gallery show. Last week, I documented the installation of Rebels With a Cause and learned just how meticulous the process is. Recently, the Asheville Art Museum rented the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, August 1, 2013

Highlighted Works from Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection

Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, a traveling exhibition curated and organized by The Whitney Museum of American Art, opened at the Asheville Art Museum earlier this summer. This exhibition features a wide selection of art works from a historic gift pledged to The Whitney in 2010 by longtime trustee Emily Fisher Landau. This exhibition… 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
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
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
Saturday, February 20, 2010

Once Upon A Time…

….there was an artist who had an idea for a story- one that was colorful, that captured your attention, and that used lots of nouns and verbs– but not many adjectives! It was a book for children! Children’s Book Artists are unique in their approach to the book. Because they have a very distinct and… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hanging Lorna Blaine Halper

Today we are hanging Lorna Blaine Halper’s solo show at the Asheville Art Museum! It opens on Saturday, December 12th. Opening Reception is Sunday December 13th at 2pm. And it is Free. Lorna Blaine Halper was a student at Black Mountain College, a unique arts school located just outside of Asheville. Although it lasted only… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another week has passed

So another week has passed and summer seems to have finally arrived in AVL… and the museum. What have we all been up too?? What exciting things have been happening at your Art Museum??? Well, let me fill you in. Our newest exhibition: Tradition and Innovation American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art had… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

John Baeder

All of us here at the Asheville Art Museum are excited for the opening of a new exhibition this Friday: Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way: A Retrospective of Paintings by John Baeder. These fascinating works invoke a nostalgia for the past when diners were the coffee shops of today, a place to… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, June 20, 2008

Time is of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art

This Sunday is the last day for the Museum’s exhibition in the Appleby Foundation gallery, Time is of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art. The exhibition presented an unusual look at landscape art, bringing together a select group of contemporary artists who consider intersections between time and place. Guest Curator Ann Batchelder assembled works in photography,… Click to read the rest of the blog post