Entering 2022, one cannot help but reflect on the heavy blow all of us have been dealt the last two years. I have been strengthened by witnessing how artists and audiences have deeply embraced culture and recognized the Museum’s place as a civic asset, a safe place for conversation and sharing, a place for learning, and a place to be reenergized and inspired by the richness of human creativity.
In 2022 we are dedicated to rebuilding and expanding our operations and, with your help, to sustaining our future. The Museum team is amazing; they are professional, dedicated, and resilient. In the new year, they have planned an extraordinary lineup of exhibitions and programs. January will see the opening of Stained with Glass, A Hand in Studio Craft, and the 2022 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards, showcasing the talent of students in grades 7–12 from across WNC and celebrating their art teachers.
In February we are delighted to share with you The Wyeths: Three Generations. This very special exhibition provides a survey of works by N. C. Wyeth, Andrew, Henrietta, and Jamie—all talented members of this extraordinary artistic American family. Also in February, Useful and Beautiful: Silvercraft by William Waldo Dodge presents the Museum’s unparalleled collection of regional Arts and Crafts silver.
And that is just the beginning of this dynamic upcoming year. Each month will bring exciting programs for children, families, and adults. New special exhibitions will follow throughout the year. We hope that you will explore each of these opportunities with us.
Your participation and feedback are immensely important to us. You, our Members and visitors, bring the Museum to life. We look forward to seeing you often.
Wishing you a safe, joyful, and prosperous New Year from all of us at the Asheville Art Museum.
Pamela L. Myers