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Storytime & Art

Storytime & Art takes place at North Asheville Library on First Wednesdays.

Upper-Level Members-Only Preview

The Museum invites Members at the Patron Level and above to attend this FREE preview of the Asheville Art Museum and its inaugural exhibitions. Enjoy…

Grand Opening Celebration

For this grand opening celebration, guests will enjoy an exclusive preview of the building and its inaugural exhibitions before the Museum opens to the public.…

Members-Only Preview

Members of all levels are invited to this special preview. You will have the opportunity to tour the new state-of-the-art facility and view the inaugural…

Storytime & Art

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

Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects by Glenn Adamson

Curator and scholar Glenn Adamson opens Fewer, Better Things by contrasting his beloved childhood teddy bear to the smartphones and digital tablets children have today.…

Ribbon-Cutting & Public Preview

1pm Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Join us for a short ceremony celebrating the grand reopening of the Asheville Art Museum. Executive Director Pamela L. Myers will share…

Storytime & Art

Storytime & Art takes place at West Asheville Library on second Thursdays.

Opening Day

Come explore the Museum on its first official full day open to the public! Regular Museum admission rates and hours apply. The Museum is always…

Appalachia Now!

Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Markers on the Trail

Appalachia Now! artist Clarissa Sligh and special guest Kimberly Purser perform a reading of excerpts from Sligh’s artists’ books: Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book (2016)…

50 Years of Western North Carolina Glass

Today’s Art Break is led by Whitney Richardson, assistant curator.

Drawing Journey Journals

In this four-part class, travel the Museum’s galleries, drawing as you go in handmade journals with watercolor pencils; then, transform your sketches into paint in the Studio.

Early Bird Yoga

Join us for the debut of this new program for families! In harmony with the Museum’s opening, this month we’ll open our hearts to new…

Family Art Party

Save the date for our first Family Art Party in the new Museum! Join Education staff for an afternoon of hands-on fun with artists featured…

After-Hours Party

Enjoy entertainment, drinks, and light bites as you dance the night away in the new, art-filled Windgate Foundation Atrium!

Amid Rugged Mountains

Join us for an evening program featuring Asheville School’s Handbell Ensemble and Chorale. Musical selections include shape-note hymn tunes from William Walker’s Southern Harmony. The…

Audubon’s Legacy: Artist, Scientist, Writer, and Conservationist

Naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps best known for Birds of America, his seminal work featuring 435 hand-colored, life-sized prints surveying the…

Storytime & Art

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

Roger Brown, Plants That Glo in The Dark Tra-La, 1986, oil and phosphorescent paint on canvas, 48 × 72 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by The Chaddick Foundation, 2006 Collectors' Circle, Mary Powell, R.K. Benites & Dr. Michael J. Teaford, and Delphia Allen Lamberson, 2007.08.20. © Roger Brown Study Collection.

Journey to Abstraction

Today’s program is led by Lin Andrews, master docent & Lydia See, artist.

Composite Portraits

Ursula Gullow returns to the Museum this fall for two onsite portrait sessions, working with visitors to create portrait composites which will be added to her evolving work in Appalachia Now!

Storytime & Art

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

Whitfield Lovell, One of These Days, 2006, charcoal and china on wood, 84 × 37 × 4 ½ inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by 2007 Collectors’ Circle with additional funds provided by Phillip Broughton & David Smith, 2007.33.01.29. © Whitfield Lovell

African American Art in the Collection: New Research

Today’s Art Break, one of a two-part series, is led by UNC Asheville students.

Experimental Drawing

Work with traditional and non-traditional materials, methods, and tools, and enjoy exploring an expanded definition of drawing and its limitless potential.

Judy Pfaff, …wind-deer and the honey-grass…

Discovering Art

Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Appalachia Now!

Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Storytime & Art

Storytime & Art takes place at North Asheville Library on First Wednesdays.

Composite Portraits

Ursula Gullow returns to the Museum this fall for two onsite portrait sessions, working with visitors to create portrait composites which will be added to her evolving work in Appalachia Now!

*SOLD OUT* Greenville, SC

Journey with us to Greenville to visit the studios of two artists whose work appears in our opening exhibition Appalachia Now: Diana Farfán and Jerry Maxey.

Whitfield Lovell, One of These Days, 2006, charcoal and china on wood, 84 × 37 × 4 ½ inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by 2007 Collectors’ Circle with additional funds provided by Phillip Broughton & David Smith, 2007.33.01.29. © Whitfield Lovell

African American Art in the Collection: New Research

Today’s Art Break, one of a two-part series, is led by UNC Asheville students.

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Join us for the debut of this new family program! This month we’ll visit artworks that feature animals of all kinds. We’ll mimick their sounds…

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Join us for the debut of this new family program! This month we’ll visit artworks that feature animals of all kinds. We’ll mimick their sounds…

Abstract Modern Quilts

In this afternoon program, artist Kelly Spell surveys her fluid and impromptu approach to making quilts. Using slides, original quilts, and quiltmaking books, Spell takes…

Discovering Art: All About Color

Join us for the debut of this new family program! This month we’ll visit artworks that focus on the element of color to discuss and…

Tot Time

Come discover the art of play in our new Studio!

Storytime & Art

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

The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Findlay

The history of art is inseparable from the history of color. And what a fascinating story they tell together: one that brims with an all-star…

Storytime & Art

Storytime & Art takes place at West Asheville Library on second Thursdays.

Revolve Now: An Evening of Performance

Save the Date This evening features a series of pop-up music, dance, spoken word, and other performance around the Museum inspired by our opening special…

Appalachia Now!

Today’s Art Break is led by Melissa Terrezza Pace, artist.

All About Color!

Join us for the debut of this new program for families! This month we’ll visit the galleries looking for pops of color, before heading to…

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.372), circa 1954, iron wire, 30 × 24 × 24 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of Lorna Blaine Halper, 2007.27.09.33. © Estate of Ruth Asawa

Intersections in American Art

Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Storytime & Art

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

Landscapes

Today’s tour is led by Doris Potash, master docent.

Storytime & Art

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

Collecting Craft & Recent Gifts

Today’s Art Break is led by Whitney Richardson, assistant curator.

Early Bird Yoga

December is a month when communities and families come together to celebrate traditions, culture, and love. Join us at Early Bird Yoga to build community…

Appalachia Now!

Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Hans Hofmann, Untitled, 1948, gouache on gray paper, 7 × 14 inches. Partial gift of Patricia Poteat & David Moltke-Hansen and Museum purchase with additional funds by Ray Griffin & Thom Robinson, 2010.36.02.23. © Hans Hofmann Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Discovering Art

Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Appalachia Now!

Today’s tour is led by a Museum docent, with guest artist Danielle Burke.

Appalachia Now!

Today’s Art Break is led by Andrew Scott Ross, artist.

Pianoforte with John Cobb

John Cobb is an international performer and recording artist known for his broad interpretive range and technical command. The New York Times has praised his…