Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project

October 28, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Asheville Art Museum On the Slope (175 Biltmore Avenue)
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm, closed Mondays

Every year since 1988, technology entrepreneur and avid collector Peter Norton commissions an artist to create an original work of art that is then produced in multiples and sent to friends and select art institutions. The Asheville Art Museum is honored to be an annual recipient of the Norton Family Christmas Project since 1993. The Museum is excited to present a selection of these gifts in Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, an exhibition on view October 28, 2017 – January 21, 2018.

Committed to helping promote and launch the careers of his favorite artists, Norton selects individuals who are up-and-coming in the art world. Though small in scale so they can fit in the mail, works by artists such as Sanford Biggers, Vik Muniz and Kara Walker confront big issues of racism and class disparity. The experience of these works promotes understanding and connects viewers with artists from across the globe.


Related Events

Fall Family Day | November 11, 1:00 p.m.

Art Break | November 17, 12:00 p.m.

Performance | December 1, 5:30 p.m. + 6:30 p.m.

Art Break | December 15, 12:00 p.m.

Discussion Bound | January 9, 12:00 p.m.

Art Break | January 19, 12:00 p.m.

Group Visits

Groups of 10 to 20 students or adults are invited to schedule a visit to Unwrapped. Our inquiry-based group visits, led by volunteer docents or Museum staff, challenge visitors to hone their observation skills.

Read more and schedule your group visit.

View selected works in the exhibition »