smARTguide

Welcome to the Museum! Our new smARTguide is a great way to learn more about artists, artworks, and exhibitions in our galleries. It complements information found in wall text, and also provides suggestions for looking and discussion.

As you use the smARTguide, please help us maintain one-way traffic by visiting each stop in the order listed; click here to see the suggested route. Be mindful of visitors moving around you in order to provide social distancing. Please wear headphones; if you did not bring a pair, ask in the Museum Store about earbuds for sale.

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Highlights Tour

This tour visits each exhibition and takes about one hour. Click on an image to hear more about the exhibition or individual artworks.

Level 1 | Windgate Foundation Atrium

Welcome & Architecture

Image courtesy Sterling Stevens Photography.

Special Exhibition: Many Become One

Wesley Clark, My Big Black America

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

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, image 1982 Creative Studios.

Level 1 | The Van Winkle Law Firm Gallery

Special Exhibition: Ernest Trova: Selections from the F.M. Manscapes Portfolio

Ernest Trova, Untitled from the F.M. Manscapes portfolio, 1969, screenprint on paper, edition 77/175, publisher Pace Editions, NY, printer Fine Creations, Inc., image 24 × 24 inches, sheet 27 ⅞ × 27 ⅞ inches. Museum purchase, 2004.10.03.64B. © Estate of Ernest Trova.

Level 1 | Appleby Foundation Exhibition Hall

Special Exhibition: Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs

Barbara Morgan, Lamentation (Oblique), 1935 (printed 1980s), gelatin silver print on paper, image 17 ¼ × 13 ½ inches, sheet 19 ⅞ × 15 ⅞ inches. Black Mountain College Collection, Museum purchase, 2017.24.01. © Barbara and Willard Morgan photographs and papers, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Special Exhibition: Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds

Andy Warhol and Billy Klüver, Silver Clouds [Warhol Museum Series], 1994, helium-filled metalized plastic film (Scotchpak), each 32 × 48 × 15 inches. Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, IA1994.13. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum.

Special Exhibition: Reverberations: Exploring Movement in the Collection

Walter Iooss, Blue Dunk Lisle, Ill., 1987, archival pigment print on paper, 20 × 24 inches. Gift of Michael Moses, 2019.51.086. © Walter Iooss.


Level 3 | Explore Asheville Exhibition Hall

Special Exhibition: A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon & Contemporary Art

John James Audubon, White Heron, from The Birds of America, 1827–1838, hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching on paper, sheet approximately 25 × 38 inches. Collection of Bill & Peg Steiner.

Level 3 | Judith S. Moore Gallery

Special Exhibition: 50 Years of Western North Carolina Glass: The James D. & Judith S. Moore Collection

Harvey K. Littleton, Lemon/Cranberry Lyrical Movement, 1989, blown, cut, and polished barium/potash glass with multiple cased overlays, 23 × 14 × 4 inches. Gift from the James & Judith Moore Glass and Craft Collection, 2018.55.09. © Estate of Harvey K. Littleton, image Steve Mann.

Level 3 | SECU Collection Hall

Special Exhibition: Intersections in American Art

SECU Collection Hall. Image David Huff Creative.

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Japanese Magnolias

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Japanese Magnolias, circa 1945, oil on canvas, 36 × 24 inches. Gift of Ted Mitchell in memory of Edna Mitchell, 1997.04.21. © Estate of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, courtesy WME.

Black Mountain College & Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.372)

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

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.372), circa 1954, iron wire, 34 1/2 × 24 × 24 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of Lorna Blaine Halper, 2007.27.09.33. © Estate of Ruth Asawa / Artist Rights Society (ARS), NY, image David Dietrich.

Jo Sandman, Love

Jo Sandman, Love, 1960, oil and enamel on canvas, 47 × 47 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of the Artist, 2010.21.01.20. © Jo Sandman.

Kelly Phelps and Kyle Phelps, John Henry (Series 3)

Kelly Phelps and Kyle Phelps, John Henry (Series 3), 2014, mixed-media ceramic, 37 3/8 × 15 1/2 × 7 inches. 2014 Collectors’ Circle purchase, 2014.29.06.29. © Kelly Phelps and Kyle Phelps, image David Dietrich.

Shan Goshorn, Home Land

Shan Goshorn, Home Land, 2016, Arches watercolor paper splints printed with archival inks, acrylic paint, 9 ½ × 6 × 6 inches. 2016 Collectors’ Circle purchase with additional funds provided by 2016 Collectors’ Circle members Gail & Brian McCarthy, 2017.02.01. © Estate of Shan Goshorn, image David Dietrich.

Lonnie Holley, For Every Woman I Have Seen Parts of Africa’s Dream in Her Honor

Lonnie B. Holley, For Every Woman I Have Seen Parts of Africa’s Dream in Her Honor, 1993, assemblage with wire, stone, and Plexiglas, 68 × 24 × 24 inches. Gift of Randy Siegel, 2015.14.01. © Lonnie B. Holley / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York, image Western Carolina University.

Mack Stanley, The 16th Street Baptist Church

Mack Stanley, The 16th Street Baptist Church, 1964, oil on canvas, 52 1/2 × 64 inches. Extended loan from the collection of Diane Weaver, EL2001.06.21. © Estate of Mack Stanley, image David Dietrich.

William C.A. Frerichs, Western North Carolina Landscape and Joseph Fiore, Green Landscape

William C.A. Frerichs, Western North Carolina Landscape, circa 1860, oil on canvas, 30 × 48 inches. Museum purchase with assistance of the 2011 Collectors’ Circle, 2012.25.01.21. Image John Schweikert.


Level 2 | Debra McClinton Gallery

Special Exhibition: Muddying the Waters: Exploring Traditions in North Carolina Clay

Terry Gess, Vase, circa 2005, glazed porcelain, 10 7/8 × 12 1/2 × 4 1/2 inches. Gift of Delphia Allen Lamberson & Hoke Smith Holt, 2006.05.08.83.


Level 1 | Windgate Foundation Atrium

Ken Fandell, The Sky Above Here (Asheville, NC)

Ken Fandell, The Sky Above Here (Asheville, NC), 2013, montaged color photograph, archival ink on vinyl wall covering, dimensions variable. 2010 Collectors’ Circle purchase, 2010.42.01. © Ken Fandell.


Museum Plaza

Henry Richardson, Reflections on Unity

Henry Richardson poses in front of his sculpture Reflections on Unity, which was installed at the Asheville Art Museum on September 19, 2019. | Henry Richardson, Reflections on Unity, 2016, chiseled, sanded, and bonded plate glass, 72 × 72 × 72 inches. On loan from the Artist, EL2019.04.01. © Henry Richardson.


Tell Us About Your Experience!

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The smARTguide has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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