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Wesley Clark, My Big Black America, 2015, stain, spray paint, latex, and salvaged wood, 192 × 120 × 14 inches. Museum purchase with major support from 2017 A.R.T. members Ron & Nancy Edgerton, Kevin Click, Butch & Kathy Patrick, Rick & Maggi Swanson, and Monty McCutchen & Terri Sigler, and additional contributions from 2017 A.R.T. members Miller & Constance Williams, 2017.39.01. © Wesley Clark

Diversity in Small/Midsize Museums – POSTPONED

Today’s symposium has been postponed until fall 2020. The Museum’s 2020 interdisciplinary symposium reflects on questions of importance to small to midsize public institutions around…

Envisioning the Cosmic Self – POSTPONED

Get in contact with your mind and spiritual self by making a visual representation of your connection to the universe.

Artful Adventures – POSTPONED

Today’s program has been postponed. Found Object Sculptures This month we’ll visit 3D artworks and talk about materials and technique.

*FULL* Slow Art Day – VIRTUAL

This event is full. To add your name to our waiting list, email Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement, or call 828.253.3227 x122. This…

Artful Adventures – POSTPONED

Today’s program has been postponed. Found Object Sculptures This month we’ll visit 3D artworks and talk about materials and technique.

Baby & Me – POSTPONED

Today’s program has been postponed. Discovering Art This month we’ll visit works in our Collections and special exhibitions to explore the elements of art and…

An Afternoon with Lonnie Holley – POSTPONED

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. Due to recent developments around the COVID-19 virus, we’ve determined that it’s…

Last Look: 50 Years of Western North Carolina Glass – VIRTUAL

Museum Members: Join Assistant Curator Whitney Richardson on a virtual last look at our current exhibition 50 Years of Western North Carolina Glass.

Alex Harris, Karl Marx Theater, 1998, printed 2008, Type C color negative print on paper, edition 1/10, 39 ½ × 49 ⅝ inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by 2007 Collectors' Circle with additional funds provided by Ray Griffin & Thom Robinson, 2007.33.03.92. © Alex Harris

Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: Composition – VIRTUAL

APRIL 9, 16, 23, & 30—Thursdays, 6–8pm Registration deadline: April 8 In this four-part class, explore composition and color using digital photography! Through a series…

Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds – POSTPONED

Today’s program has been postponed. Today’s Art Break is led by Hilary Schroeder, assistant curator.

Second Saturdays – POSTPONED

Today’s program has been postponed. Pet Portraits This month we’ll visit A Telling Instinct to look at examples of real and imagined animals before heading…

Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs – CANCELLED

Today’s program has been cancelled. Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Tot Time – CANCELLED

Today’s program has been cancelled. Come discover the art of play in the Museum’s studio and Art PLAYce!

Storytime & Art – CANCELLED

Storytime & Art takes place at Etowah Library on second Tuesdays at 10am.

Dancing with Merce Cunningham by Marianne Preger-Simon – VIRTUAL

This program will take place virtually via Zoom. Space is limited; to participate, email Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement, or call 828.253.3227 x122.…

Storytime & Art – CANCELLED

Storytime & Art takes place at West Asheville Library on second Tuesdays at 3:30pm.

Storytime & Art – CANCELLED

Storytime & Art takes place at Enka-Candler Library on third Wednesdays at 10:30am.

Storytime & Art – CANCELLED

Storytime & Art takes place at Skyland/South Buncombe Library on third Thursdays at 10:30am.

Thomas Hart Benton, Approaching Storm, 1938, lithograph on paper, edition of 200, published by the Print Club of Cleveland, 9 ¼ × 12 ¼ inches. Gift of Dr. & Mrs. J. L. Orbison, 1991.19.1.61. © Estate of Thomas Hart Benton / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Discovering Art – CANCELLED

Today’s program has been cancelled. Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art – POSTPONED

Today’s program has been postponed. Today’s Art Break is led by Bill Steiner, collector.

More Than Math: Professional Development for Teachers – POSTPONED

Today’s program is postponed. More Than Math integrates the visual arts into problem-based mathematics units developed for grades 3–8 drawn from the context of works…

Early Bird Yoga – POSTPONED

Today’s program has been postponed. Get in touch with your inner animal this month as we get our inspiration for poses from A Telling Instinct’s…

Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs – POSTPONED

Today’s program has been postponed. Today’s program is led by Doris Potash, master docent and Leslie Myers, dancer.

In Conversation: Wesley Clark – POSTPONED

Today’s program has been postponed. Since its installation as the first work in the new Museum, My Big Black America has made a deep impression…

Hickory, NC – POSTPONED

Today’s program is postponed. Join us for a day trip to Hickory, NC, to enjoy a day filled with contemporary and folk art, delicious food,…

Pressed Flower Art – POSTPONED

Experience the art of Oshibana: creating art with pressed flowers and leaves.

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art – CANCELLED

Today’s program has been cancelled. Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Intersections – CANCELLED

Today’s program has been cancelled. Don’t miss this annual collaborative program! Asheville School current students and alumni activate the Museum’s galleries with original dance, music,…

Pianoforte with Les Downs – POSTPONED

Today’s program features works by Xavier Montsalvatge, Maurice Ravel, Ernő Dohnányi, and Enrique Granados.

Peter Alexander, Lovett, 2009, cast polyester resin, 7 × 8 ½ × 8 ½ inches. Gift of the Artist, 2012.39.37. © Peter Alexander

Intersections in American Art – CANCELLED

Today’s program has been cancelled. Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Family Art Party

Save the Date! Join the Education staff for an afternoon of hands-on fun.

Why Your Five-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That: From Slashed Canvas to Unmade Bed, Modern Art Explained by Susie Hodge

Come on, you know you’ve thought it―while viewing a “masterpiece” of abstract art, you mutter, “A kid could do that.” Here Susie Hodge, author of…

More Than Math: Professional Development for Teachers – POSTPONED

Today’s program is postponed. More Than Math integrates the visual arts into problem-based mathematics units developed for grades 3–8 drawn from the context of works…

Black Mountain Poems: An Anthology by Jonathan C. Creasy

Black Mountain College had an explosive influence on American poetry, music, art, craft, dance, and thought; it is hard to imagine any other institution that…

Use Your Senses (Grades K-2)

Week 1 | June 15–19 | Morning (9am-12pm)

Helen Frankenthaler, Summer of Apollo in Provincetown, Mass., 1969, oil on canvas, 17 ⅞ × 14 inches. Gift of Joyce Cole, 2002.19.21. © The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Mini Masters (Grades K-2)

Week 1 | June 15–19 | Afternoon (1-4pm)

Outside In (Grades 3-5)

Week 2 | June 22–26 | Morning (9am-12pm)

Wesley Clark, My Big Black America, 2015, stain, spray paint, latex, and salvaged wood, 192 × 120 × 14 inches. Museum purchase with major support from 2017 A.R.T. members Ron & Nancy Edgerton, Kevin Click, Butch & Kathy Patrick, Rick & Maggi Swanson, and Monty McCutchen & Terri Sigler, and additional contributions from 2017 A.R.T. members Miller & Constance Williams, 2017.39.01. © Wesley Clark

Get Ready to Build (Grades 3-5)

Week 2 | June 22–26 | Afternoon (1-4pm)

Landscape Drawing and Painting (Grades 6-8)

Week 3 | July 6–10 | Morning (9am-12pm)

Sculpture (Grades 6-8)

Week 3 | July 6–10 | Afternoon (1-4pm)

Fantastic Food (Grades K-2)

Week 4 | July 13–17 | Morning (9am-12pm)

Mark-Making Magic (Grades K-2)

Week 4 | July 13–17 | Afternoon (1-4pm)

Painting and Surface Techniques (Grades 9-12)

Week 5 | July 20–24 | Morning (9am-12pm)

Book Binding (Grades 9-12)

Week 5 | July 20–24 | Afternoon (1-4pm)

Color Power (Grades 3-5)

Week 6 | July 27–31 | Morning (9am-12pm)

Big Impressions (Grades 3-5)

Week 6 | July 27–31 | Afternoon (1-4pm)

Mixed-Up and Messy (Grades K-2)

Week 7 | August 3–7 | Morning (9am-12pm)

Collage and Mixed Media (Grades K-2)

Week 7 | August 3–7 | Afternoon (1-4pm)