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Jade Doskow, Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome with Solar Experimentation House, 2012, archival pigment print on paper, 40 × 50 inches. Asheville Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by 2018 Collectors’ Circle Member Vito Lenoci and the Lenoci Family in honor of the Nat C. Myers Fund for Photography. © Jade Doskow.

Community Day: Altruistic Genius

Saturday, June 10, 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free general admission; Altruistic Genius tickets $7 for Members and $10 for nonmembers

The Asheville Art Museum invites you to visit the Museum for free on Saturday, June 10 between noon–5pm! Come celebrate our exhibition Altruistic Genius: Buckminster Fuller’s Plans to Save the Planet with an afternoon of creativity and community engagement featuring programming that highlights Buckminster Fuller’s inventions and designs.

Altruistic Genius: Buckminster Fuller’s Plans to Save the Planet brings the inventions and designs of R. Buckminster Fuller to Western North Carolina and introduces visitors to Fuller’s strategies for the sustainability of humans and the planet relating to housing, transportation, mathematics, and engineering. This exhibition features two major suites of prints by Buckminster Fuller among other remarkable works from his multi-decade career and is presented in three sections: Inventions, Synergetics, and Black Mountain College and Lasting Influence.


Altruistic Genius add-on tickets on June 10 are $7 for Members and $10 for nonmembers. Free general admission on Community Day is made possible through support provided by our patrons. Thank you.


Interactive, Musical Geodesic Dome • Outside Plaza

Makerspace Activity • Level 3
ArtPLAYce Activity • Level 2

12:30pm and 2pm
Buckminster Fuller’s World Peace Game • Level 1

Public Tour: Altruistic Genius • Level 1

Spotlight Tour: Altruistic Genius • Level 1

Public Tour: Intersections in American Art • Level 3

Public Tour: Altruistic Genius • Level 1

Spotlight Tour: Altruistic Genius • Level 1


Buckminster Fuller's World Peace Game

Would you like to participate in Buckminster Fuller's World Peace Game during Community Day?

Community Events

Community events are offered during the year in conjunction with the Museum's Collection, exhibitions, and other special events. Activities may include performances, guided tours, demonstrations, or hands-on studio projects. Community events are open to all ages and abilities; no reservations required.

For more information, email learn@ashevilleart.org, or call 828.253.3227 x121.

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