Category: Special Announcements

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Holiday Market at the Asheville Art Museum

Open through Sunday, Nov 22nd!Pack Place, downtown AshevilleBook Signings, Local Art, Cookies & Cider, Craft Demos, Free Gift Wrapping! Plus Incentives! Let the Photos speak for themselves! Come see us!… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Funding through Facebook

Chase Community Giving is picking its next charities through Facebook. Fans vote and Chase gives the winners a sizeable donation! Become a fan of the Asheville Art Museum and vote before December 11, 2009!… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Holiday Market Shopping Extravaganza!!!!

The Asheville Art Museum hosts its annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza! in the Pack Place Community Gallery (Pack Place off Biltmore Ave.) from November 17th to the 20th. I was lucky enough to peruse the wares early today and I have to say that I will have a difficult time not buying everything….so many goodies…. But,… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Curl up with a good book!

It is chilly and raining here. ALL DAY. As I look out my window I see people huddled against each other, walking through downtown Asheville, fighting with their umbrellas, and I shudder. But, do not despair my good readers. Today is the day I venture back into Kurt Vonnegut’s strange and deliriously glorious stories as… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Discovering the Art Museum’s Collection

Last week we discussed the different ways in which people collect. The Asheville Art Museum collects American Art from the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on the Southeast and WNC. The Art Museum can only show 3% of its collection in the permanent collection galleries at any one time. Currently, their are two… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Art of Collecting

As we open our newest exhibition on the Museum’s permanent collection- Looking Forward: New Works and New Directions for the Permanent Collection, I cannot help but think about the Art of Collecting. We all collect things in our own way- whether it is photographs of loved ones, coffee cups, stamps, shoes, furniture, etc. I collected… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, September 11, 2009

Celebrate 60! Raffle

Hello everyone. I am your new Asheville Art Museum blogger. And for my first post, I have some very interesting and exciting news (I am so lucky!). Last night, at the Museum’s event, A Taste of Art + Wine, we picked the winners of the Celebrate 60! Raffle! Look at the website for details. Are… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, August 20, 2009

It’s so close you can almost taste it…

A Taste of Art + Wine is just around the corner! Thursday, September 10 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., come sample the craft beers that made Asheville “Beer City U.S.A,” enjoy fine wines, sample delicious local food and mingle with great company. The leader in arts programming and education for Western North Carolina, the Museum… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thank you, Summer Interns!

This summer the Asheville Art Museum had a fantastic group of Summer Interns! They helped out in departments such as Development, Curatorial, Communications, Visitor Services and even with Non-Profit Law. This year the interns had a chance to help the Museum celebrate its 60th Anniversary at the Celebrate 60! Party at The Orange Peel. They… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

The Summer has flown by, and it seems that I am at the end of my internship. It’s going to be sad to leave this wonderful museum, but I too must move on. Still, there are too many events coming up this fall, that I am sure I will make my way back here one… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, July 13, 2009

Read Any Good Books?

Read any good books lately? I bet many of you didn’t know that here at the museum we have one pretty amazing library filled with books, catalogs, and even movies featuring all types of artwork and artists. I, myself, just learned how impressive this library actually is after sitting down to speak with the library… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Past, Present, and Future

Bloggers, I would like to take you back in time. Back to a time when life was simple. Back when cable was the new digital, the Volkswagen Beetle had just arrived and there was no rumor of closing, President Harry S. Truman had just begun a full term, and rather than T-Pain, Some Enchanted Evening… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mexican Idyll

I could for this blog simply state what has already been stated about our raffle prizes, they are amazing, they are for a good cause, they are amazing…. Still, I don’t think it would get through the same way as If you were to see them face to face. So, I have decided that whoever… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Countdown Clock

Hello friends. This is your Asheville art Museum intern signing in. days seem to be flying by faster then I was expecting and keeping up with them has become a job in itself. I currently have 3 calendars strategically placed around the computer and that’s not even counting the ones I have bookmarked online. Organization… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Celebrate, 60!

The summer is right around the corner and another day cannot pass me by without blogging about three exciting events that are happening with the museum this season. First and foremost: CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON! (or at least, anniversaries.) On Saturday June 27 we are hosting our Celebrate 60! anniversary party for the community… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Battery Park Book Exchange Hosts Asheville Art Museum Night this Thursday!!

The Battery Park Book Exchange graciously hosts Asheville Art Museum Night on Thursday, May 28, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with 50% of the evening’s proceeds to benefit the Museum. The Battery Park Book Exchange features a large variety of titles on many subjects – including the arts! There is definitely a book, or… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Join us for an opening reception for Tradition/Innovation this Friday!

Join us for an opening reception with some of the artists in Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22! The combination of contemporary craft and traditional art in this exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to explore the “threads” between two different approaches to creating… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, May 8, 2009

Opening Reception + Artist Talk = Friday + Saturday at the Asheville Art Museum

Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan will feature the bold, colorful and expressive drawings and sculpture of Beverly Buchanan. Buchanan is perhaps best known for her two- and three-dimensional interpretations of the sharecropper shacks that used to dot the back roads of the rural South. Join us for an opening reception with Ms.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Join the conversation on public art this Sunday!

Join us for a lively afternoon discussion on the role of public art this Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Museum’s WNC Art Resource Center. Panelists will include renowned public projects artist Mel Chin, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator Hank Foreman, and others. This panel discussion is free… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Urban Loft + Art Tour Has New Additions!

The Asheville Art Museum invites you on the Urban Loft + Art Tour on Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m.! Tours depart from the lobby of the Haywood Park Hotel at 15-minute intervals between 4:30 and 6:30 with each tour group ending with a reception at “The Urban Living Studio” Grove Arcade… Click to read the rest of the blog post