Border Cantos | Sonic Border
July 22–October 24, 2022
Presented in English and Spanish, Border Cantos | Sonic Border offers perspective on the challenges of migration, inviting us to bridge boundaries. When experienced as a whole, the images, instruments, and emanating sounds create an immersive space in which to look, listen, and learn about the complicated issues surrounding the Mexican-American border.
June 18–September 5, 2022
American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases over 80 stellar works of folk and self-taught art. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful; the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions.
Draped and Veiled
May 25–October 10, 2022
Joyce Tenneson’s Transformations series, which she began in 1985 and engaged with through 2005, features the human figure interweaving elements that feel vaguely mythological or symbolic. This exhibition features 12 large Polaroids from the poetic series.
Useful and Beautiful
February 23–October 17, 2022
William Waldo Dodge contributed to American Arts and Crafts silver’s relevancy persisting almost halfway into the 20th century. The aesthetics of the style were dictated by its philosophy: an artist’s handmade creation should reflect their hard work and skill, and the resulting artwork should highlight the material from which it was made.
A Hand in Studio Craft
January 19–September 19, 2022
A Hand in Studio Craft highlights recent gifts to the Museum’s Collection and loans from the family of glass artist Harvey K. Littleton. This exhibition places Harvey and Bess Littleton’s collection into the context of their lives, as they moved around the United States, connected with other artists, and developed their own work.
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.
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.
The James Goode Collection from the Asheville Art Museum
POP-UP EXHIBITION: The making of pottery in North Carolina has a long history. Native American potters are known to have made pots from the start of the 16th century, and European colonizers of the 1700s arrived with knowledge of their local ceramic techniques.
POP-UP EXHIBITION: This exhibition collectively demonstrates innovations in the traditional art of basketry. The artists’ conceptual media vary between organically dyed reeds, stoneware ceramic, woven wire and even hand-made paper.