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

Beyond the Lens: Photorealist Perspectives on Looking, Seeing, and Painting
On view through February 5—this exhibition presents key works from the collection of Louis K. & Susan Pear Meisel, revealing this profoundly influential yet under-recognized art movement, bringing together paintings and works on paper dating from the 1970s to the present, illuminating the very definition of Photorealism from its founding up to today.
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The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
On view through October 22—this exhibition explores the many identities of food in daily life: whether a source of pleasure, a reason for gathering, a mass-produced commodity, or a reflection of social ideologies and divisions.
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Romare Bearden: Ways of Working
On view through January 22, 2024—this exhibition highlights works on paper and explores many of Romare Bearden's most frequently used mediums including screen-printing, lithography, hand colored etching, collagraph, monotype, relief print, photomontage, and collage.
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AAM Reaccreditation
The Asheville Art Museum has again achieved Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)—the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. AAM Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.
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Four New Digital Exhibitions Launched
On view from the comfort of your home—Tensions, Made for Market, Beyond the Binary of Past and Future, and the Nature of Narrative.
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Current Exhibitions

Western North Carolina Glass

June 28, 2023–April 15, 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.