Work of the Week: Untitled (S.372) by Ruth Asawa

Monday, December 11, 2017

Asheville School Students Activate Unwrapped Exhibition

On December 1, Asheville School students performed original movement and music in the Museum’s Gallery On the Slope during the monthly First Friday Art Walk. Each student chose an artwork from Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project as inspiration; they performed in the gallery, next to their chosen artwork, as visitors moved… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Work of the Week — “Blue Ridge Mountains” by Bernice Osborne

by Haley Clement When I first arrived here from the flat typography of Florida, I was in awe with the mountains. Even after stepping foot outside following a few hours indoors, I would find the mountains as striking as ever. I know I am going to miss driving down I-240 at golden hour and seeing… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, July 24, 2017

Work of the Week — “Single Weave Rivercane Basket with Bloodroot and Walnut dyes” by Emma Garrett

by Haley Clement In honor of our new exhibition Home Land, this week’s featured piece is Emma Garrett’s Single Weave Rivercane Basket with Bloodroot and Walnut dyes, currently on view at our temporary location (175 Biltmore Avenue). The artist is a Cherokee basket weaver who lives in the Snowbird community and often works with rivercane… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, July 17, 2017

Work of the Week — “The Corruption of Ecstasy” by Robert Yarber

by Haley Clement This week’s featured piece is Robert Yarber’s 1989 color lithograph The Corruption of Ecstasy. What struck me most about this work was all of the chaos – both in color and in content. The bloody red of the sky and water combined with the glowing blue of the figures add turmoil to… Click to read the rest of the blog post
gillian in nyc
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