Asheville Art Museum - North Carolina museum exhibiting 20th century American art

2024 Annual Benefit Gala: Timeless
Join us for a Timeless celebration that brings together some of the Museum’s most dedicated supporters and celebrates all the Museum has to offer, featuring a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, and live auction.
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The New Salon: A Contemporary View
On view through August 19—The New Salon: A Contemporary View offers a modern take on the prestigious tradition of the Parisian Salon with the diversity and innovation of today’s art world. This exhibition integrates a broad array of artists from multiple mediums and genres, including Pop Surrealism, Street Art, and Graffiti.
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Honoring Nature: Early Southern Appalachian Landscape Painting
On view through October 2024—this exhibition explores the sublime natural landscapes of the Smokey Mountains of Western North Carolina and Tennessee.
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Western North Carolina Glass: Selections from the Collection
On view through September 16—this exhibition explores Western North Carolina’s importance in the history of American glass art. Several artists of the Studio Glass Movement came to the region, including its founder Harvey K. Littleton. Discover a variety of techniques and a willingness to push boundaries of the medium.
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Counter/Balance: Gifts from John and Robyn Horn
On view through July 29—this exhibition presents important examples of contemporary American craft, including woodworking, metalsmithing, fiber and pottery by renowned American artists.
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A group of Native Americans outdoors standing and sitting in front of old tvs New Exhibition | Shifting Perceptions: Photographs from the Collection
May 17, 2024

Our latest exhibition, Shifting Perceptions: Photographs from the Collection, is now open! Organized by the Asheville Art Museum and guest-curated by Katherine Ware, it is

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Current Exhibitions

Western North Carolina Glass

June 28, 2023–September 16, 2024
Western North Carolina is important in the history of American glass art. Several artists of the Studio Glass Movement came to the region, including its founder Harvey K. Littleton. The Museum is dedicated to collecting American studio glass and within that umbrella, explores the work of Artists connected to Western North Carolina. A variety of techniques and a willingness to push boundaries of the medium can be seen in this selection of works from the Museum's Collection.