Beyond the Lens
September 8, 2023–February 5, 2024
Beyond the Lens 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.
August 9, 2023–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.
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.
The Art of Food
June 16–October 22, 2023
This exhibition brings together works from some of the most preeminent postwar and contemporary artists who used food as their subject matter.
October 19, 2022–September 11, 2023
The selection of objects displayed illustrates how Bresler’s eye for collecting craft not only draws attention to nature and artists’ interest in it, but also accentuates her role as a natural collector with an intuitive ability to identify themes and ideas that speak to one another.
Many Become One
Art and artists often encourage us to consider our place in the world. Artworks in the Windgate Foundation Atrium and Museum Plaza bring many separate parts together to make a unified whole and offer a variety of possibilities for how to navigate our physical world on regional, national, and global levels.
Intersections in American Art
One of two inaugural exhibitions is Intersections in American Art, the major reinstallation and reinterpretation of the Museum’s Collection in a much-enlarged gallery space.
Dear Lorna, Love Ray
DIGITAL EXHIBITION: Dear Lorna, Love Ray features letters written by Ray Johnson to Lorna Blaine Halper while Johnson was a student at Black Mountain College. The letters reveal snippets of daily life at the college, Johnson’s experience of his growth as an artist, and early examples of Mail art, a movement that Johnson helped found.