Muddying the Waters
This exhibition of ceramics explores the movements and connections of makers as a way to push boundaries of regionality and tradition while highlighting the richness and complexity of makers and practices around North Carolina. Curated by Curatorial Fellow (and former Windgate Curatorial Intern) Sarah Kelly.
Ernest Trova creates in the F.M. Manscapes portfolio a world for his iconic Falling Man figure, an every-person he saw as a symbol for a person's evolution through lived experiences. Vibrant colors, geometric patterns, and repetitive forms merge to communicate a sense of movement and environment as the prints detail the Falling Man's layered journey.
Movement in static mediums such as painting, drawing, and photography is difficult to express, yet many artists feel called to explore it. Movement serves as an impetus for creation—to either capture it or create it in entirely different mediums. The works here, selected from the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection, highlight additional approaches to rendering a lasting imprint of the ephemeral.
This exhibition explores the legacy of Barbara Morgan and her lifelong observation of “dancing atoms,” which inspired her photographic work.
Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds
Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds create an immersive experience born out of the iconic Pop artist's interest in innovation and experimentation. To ensure the safety of Museum visitors and staff, Silver Clouds will be presented as a touch-free experience.
A Telling Instinct
A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon & Contemporary Art juxtaposes Audubon prints with the work of artists who continue this tradition of animal allegories and metaphors in the 21st century.
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.
50 Years of Western North Carolina Glass
This exhibition highlights the beauty of the Moores' decades of collecting foundational artists in the Studio Glass Movement.
Many Become One
Art and artists often encourage us to consider our place in the world. Artworks in the Windgate Foundation Atrium and 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
Fall 2018-Winter 2019/2020
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.
Fall 2018-Winter 2019/2020
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.