Press Room

Welcome to the Museum’s Press Room. We highly value our relationships with writers, reporters, editors, and critics. We strive to keep these professionals, along with the public, up-to-date on the latest Museum news, exhibitions, and programs. Please review information about press contacts, press releases, and the Museum’s photography and film policies below.

Recent News Releases

Current and past press releases can be found on our blog.


Contact Information

Members of the news media who would like to receive more information and images, interview Museum staff, arrange a photo shoot inside the Museum, or receive media passes to an exhibition or event should email our communications team or call 828.253.3227 x116.

Representatives from other museums, book publishers, and scholarly journals who require high-resolution images of art in the Museum’s Collection should complete this image request form.

Please email our communications team regarding solicitations for advertising and other marketing inquiries.

Photography & Film

To protect our visitors and the works of art on view in the galleries, the Museum restricts photography and filming intended for commercial use. Photographers or camera crews not invited by the Museum must first obtain permission to conduct any photo or video shoots in or on Museum grounds. Advance notice of one month is suggested. Please fill out this form if you are interested in a photo or video shoot at the Museum.

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