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Asheville Art Museum

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2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Appalachia Now!

Today’s public tour is led by Lin Andrews, master docent.

Spotlight on the Collection: John Henry (Series 3)

Today’s Art Break is led by Kristi McMillan, adult programs manager.

*FULL* Barn Quilts in Appalachia

In this workshop, learn about the history of barn quilts in Appalachia and create your own.

Artful Adventures

Heroes & Villains This month we’ll visit artworks that feature characters. We’ll look for examples of good and evil, and create masks!

Artful Adventures

Heroes & Villains This month we’ll visit artworks that feature characters. We’ll look for examples of good and evil, and create masks!

Baby & Me

Appalachia Now! This month we’ll visit works in our opening exhibition Appalachia Now! and discuss trends in contemporary southern Appalachian art.

Exploring Expressive Painting with Soft Pastel

Soft pastel is the purest medium for painting vibrant colors. In this four-part class, explore color, texture, and design to create beautiful finished artworks.

Introduction to Oil Painting

In this eight-part class, explore the fundamentals of painting with oils.

Working in Three Dimensions

In this four-part class, discover sculptural concepts and processes with a focus on hands-on learning, critical thinking, and group dialogue.

New Visions: Work Inspired by the Collection

Today’s Art Break is led by UNC Asheville professor Lei Han and New Media students.

Romare Bearden, Sunset Express, 1984, collage on panel, 12 ⅝ × 14 inches. Museum purchase, 1985.04.1.29. © The Romare Bearden Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Second Saturday

Collage This month we’ll visit the galleries to look at a few portraits before heading to the studio to create a real or imagined portrait…

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.

Tot Time

Come discover the art of play in the Museum’s studio and Art PLAYce!

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

Discovering Art

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

2020 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Today’s Art Break is led by Sharon McRorie, education programs manager & Kelly Baisley, learning & engagement assistant.

Early Bird Yoga

Register by February 12 to help meet minimum enrollment.

Memory Maps

Revisit timeless locations known by heart—your home, a childhood realm of imagination, or a memorable faraway place—and translate a sense of its setting into visual representations that celebrate more than record.

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…

Willie Cole, Stowage, 1997, woodcut on kozo-shi paper, edition 6/16, 49 ⅛ × 95 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by 2006 Collectors’ Circle with additional funds provided by Ray Griffin & Thom Robinson, Phillip Broughton & David Smith, Nat & Anne Burkhardt, Randy Shull & Hedy Fischer, Joen Goodman, and Susan Turner. 2006.27.65. © Willie Cole.

Spotlight on the Collection: Stowage and One of These Days

Today’s Art Break is led by Kristi McMillan, adult programs manager.

MakerSpace

Watercolors Visit the galleries to see examples of watercolor paintings, then explore the medium yourself in the studio.

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art

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

Asheville, Tourism, and the Arts & Crafts Movement

Asheville is brimming with tourists, but it is not a new phenomenon. In 1880, just before the arrival of the Southern Railroad, Asheville’s population was…

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art

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

Sam Gilliam, Wall Circle I, 1972, acrylic on shaped canvas, 108 × 46 inches. Partial gift of Patricia Poteat & David Moltke-Hansen and Museum purchase, 2010.36.01.20. © Sam Gilliam / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Intersections in American Art

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

Anne Lemanski, Deregulator, 2011, copper rod, novelty money, fabric, and artificial sinew on copper wire, 25 × 20 × 42 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by Robyn & John Horn, 2012.01.38 © Anne Lemanksi

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art

Today’s Art Break is led by Cindy Buckner, associate curator.

Basic Figure Drawing

Explore the elements of art and principles of design through the most complex and dynamic subject in nature: the human figure.

Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs

Today’s Art Break is led by Hilary Schroeder, curatorial assistant.

Object + Artifact: Experimental Embroidery

Learn and experiment with fundamental embroidery skills. Using found objects (provided, or bring your own!), explore composition and technique to create artifact-based collages.

Artful Adventures

Flora/Fauna This month we’ll visit examples of plants and animals, real or imagined, and talk about elements of our natural world. We’ll wrap up with…

Artful Adventures

Flora/Fauna This month we’ll visit examples of plants and animals, real or imagined, and talk about elements of our natural world. We’ll wrap up with…

Tot Time

Come discover the art of play in the Museum’s studio and Art PLAYce!

Drawing Skill Accelerator

In this four-part class, learn to draw like the Old Masters by giving yourself the right tools, techniques, and time to learn.

A World of Birds

In this six-part class, learn to draw and paint birds realistically using drawing and watercolor.

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Japanese Magnolias, circa 1945, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches. Gift of Ted Mitchell in memory of Edna Mitchell, 1997.04.21.

In Conversation: Zelda Fitzgerald

For this special Art Break, Carol Anders interviews “Zelda Fitzgerald” (Terry Darakjy) about her life and art. Presented in conjunction with Celebrate Zelda! 2020, in…

Second Saturdays

Printmaking This month we’ll visit the galleries looking at examples of all types of prints, before heading to the studio to create your own series…

Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs

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

Figurative Painting from the Cell Phone

The human form has inspired artists as a symbol of the human condition, or been used as a point of departure for abstraction. In this four-part class, take a fresh approach to traditional figurative art by translating casual cell-phone snapshots into a fully realized painting.

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art

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

The Wood Thrush Connection

One climate-threatened wood thrush’s migration journey created an incredible connection between North Carolina and Belize. Follow this bird’s journey from North Carolina to Belize and…

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art

Today’s Art Break is led by Marilyn Laufer, director emerita of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and co-curator, A Telling Instinct.

Early Bird Yoga

Register by March 18 to help meet minimum enrollment.

Anne Lemanski, Deregulator, 2011, copper rod, novelty money, fabric, and artificial sinew on copper wire, 25 × 20 × 42 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by Robyn & John Horn, 2012.01.38 © Anne Lemanksi

In Conversation: Anne Lemanski

Anne Lemanski joins Cindy Buckner, associate curator, for a discussion of the role animals play in her work, including two sculptures on view in A…

Everyday Objects

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

Cloth and Thread Abstractions

Black Mountain College artist Dorothy Cole Ruddick’s untitled weaving in the Museum’s Collection scaffolds this intensive workshop filled with experiments and explorations in a variety of media.

Sam Gilliam, Wall Circle I, 1972, acrylic on shaped canvas, 108 × 46 inches. Partial gift of Patricia Poteat & David Moltke-Hansen and Museum purchase, 2010.36.01.20. © Sam Gilliam / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Discovering Art

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

Art Party 2020

A “fun” raising, fundraiser event with food & drink, a silent auction, raffle, dancing, and more! Tickets and details to come.

Clemens Kalischer, Black Mountain College 1948, Ruse of the Medusa by Satie, 1948, gelatin silver print, 11 × 14 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, Museum purchase with funds provided by 2007 Collectors' Circle member Rob Pulleyn, 2007.34.01.91. © Estate of Clemens Kalischer

Intersections in American Art

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

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

The Asheville Art Museum’s 2020 interdisciplinary symposium reflects on the theme of Diversity in Small/Midsize Museums. The Museum invites undergraduate and graduate students in all…

Envisioning the Cosmic Self

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

Artful Adventures

Found Object Sculptures This month we’ll visit 3D artworks and talk about materials and technique.

Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.…

Artful Adventures

Found Object Sculptures This month we’ll visit 3D artworks and talk about materials and technique.

Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs

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

Tot Time

Come discover the art of play in the Museum’s studio and Art PLAYce!

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

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

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art

Today’s Art Break is led by Bill Steiner, collector.

More Than Math: Professional Development for Teachers

More Than Math integrates the visual arts into problem-based mathematics units developed for grades 3–8 drawn from the context of works of art in the…

Early Bird Yoga

Register by April 15 to help meet minimum enrollment.

Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs

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

In Conversation: Wesley Clark

Since its installation as the first work in the new Museum, My Big Black America has made a deep impression on Members and visitors. The…

*FULL* Hickory, NC

This Art Travels trip is full. To add your name to our waiting list, please email Kristi McMillan, adult programs manager, or call 828.253.3227 x122.…

*FULL* Pressed Flower Art

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

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art

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

Intersections

Don’t miss this annual collaborative program! Asheville School current students and alumni activate the Museum’s galleries with original dance, music, spoken word, and visual art…

Pianoforte with Les Downs

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

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.

More Than Math: Professional Development for Teachers

More Than Math integrates the visual arts into problem-based mathematics units developed for grades 3–8 drawn from the context of works of art in the…