New exhibitions now open!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Two new exhibitions opened at the Asheville Art Museum with an opening reception on February 8th. Mapping the Mountains: The Photographs of George Masa is on view through July 5, 2009 and exhibits the seminal photographs by George Masa and demonstrates why he has been called “the Ansel Adams of the Appalachians.” Eva Zeisel: The Shape of Life is on view through May 10, 2009 and displays the designs that introduced a new Modernism to the U.S. Visit www.ashevilleart.org for a full listing of programs related to these new exhibitions!

Join us tonight for a special film screening of The Gates at the Fine Arts Theatre at 7:00 p.m.! After 26 years of fighting bureaucracy, Christo and Jeanne-Claude succeeded in transforming 23 miles of New York City’s Central Park paths into a saffron-colored, snow-filled winter wonderland. This film by Antonio Ferrara and the award-winning documentary pioneer, Albert Maylses, follows the artists from project inception in 1979 through to its stunning completion. This special screening opportunity is highly anticipated.

And Saturday, February 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. the Museum hosts George Masa: Enduring Photos, Enduring Mysteries with a lecture by local filmmaker Paul Bonesteel, a tour of the exhibition Mapping the Mountains: The Photographs of George Masa and a reception.

We hope to see you at these exciting upcoming events!

Here are some photos from the opening reception on Sunday, February 8th: