Category: Special Announcements

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WNC High School Student Wins National Art Award

by Haley Clement Each year, 7th through 12th– grade students compete in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national competition sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers with an extensive history dating back to 1923. Stephen King, Andy Warhol and Sylvia Plath are just a few of the famous names who have… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Asheville Art Museum Taps Jason Andrew as Lead Curator of Major Survey of Contemporary Art

The Asheville Art Museum has tapped Brooklyn-based independent curator Jason Andrew as lead curator of a major survey of contemporary art. Appalachia Now! an interdisciplinary survey of contemporary art in Southern Appalachia will celebrate the Asheville Art Museum’s new state-of-the-art facility opening in late 2018. Jason Andrew is known for his exhibitions of interdisciplinary artistic… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Asheville Art Museum Receives Grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to Support the Art WORKS for Asheville Capital Campaign

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation recently awarded the Asheville Art Museum a prestigious grant of $250,000 as part of the Museum’s Art WORKS for Asheville Capital Campaign to support expanded curatorial and collections storage, research and study facilities as part of the major renovation and expansion project underway to create the new Asheville Art Museum,… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, July 11, 2016

Asheville Art Museum Receives Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to Re-install its Permanent Collection and Produce an Accompanying Publication

The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded the Asheville Art Museum a prestigious two-year American Art program grant of $375,000 to support the reinterpretation and reinstallation of the Museum’s Permanent Collection and the first catalogue of the Museum’s collection of American art, which contains nearly 4,000 objects. Scheduled for completion in spring 2018, these projects follow… 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, 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
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
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
Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Shopping Just Got Better!

From the blog archives: November 2010 With colder weather approaching and the fading of the colorful leaves, the Holidays are now on everyone’s minds. But instead of subjecting yourself to crowded malls and last minute shopping, you should consider attending this year’s Holiday Market at the Asheville Art Museum! As with every year, Museum Shop… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, October 21, 2010

MoMA’s splendor

From the blog archives: October 2010 Hello Asheville. As a one-time writer for this blog and a recent transplant to New York City (well, Brooklyn, technically), I write to you now from this cultured and crazy city. Want to know a little about my museum adventures? Well, read on fellow art lovers, read on. Last… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, October 1, 2010

A Celebration of 61 Years!

From the blog archives: October 2010 All museums have permanent collections. But what does that really mean? The pieces in a museum’s permanent collection are just that -they are a collection of pieces the museum has acquired and intend to keep. What I have learned is that permanent collections are vital to museums for a… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, September 10, 2010

Docent Recruitment Photos

From the blog archives: September 2010 In honor of Docent Recruitment Day coming up on September 20, here are some pictures of docent activities throughout the years, just to get a taste of what you might experience as a volunteer docent at the Asheville Art Museum! From summer picnics to craft projects, field trips and… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More notes from Museum Docents

From the blog archives: September 2010 In honor of Docent Recruitment Day coming up on September 20, here are some pictures of docent activities throughout the years, just to get a taste of what you might experience as a volunteer docent at the Asheville Art Museum! (left: This is current Docent President Nancy Long and… Click to read the rest of the blog post