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Asheville Art Museum

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2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Landscapes

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

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 Hank Bovee, touring 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 Doris Potash, master docent.

Holiday Arts Extravaganza

Let art turn your child’s holiday into an adventure to remember. Join us for one or both afternoons of art-filled fun. Students in grades 1–4…

Holiday Arts Extravaganza

Let art turn your child’s holiday into an adventure to remember. Join us for one or both afternoons of art-filled fun. Students in grades 1–4…

Artful Adventures

All About Color This month we’ll visit artworks that feature pops of color. We’ll identify colors and color groups while using our detective skills to…

Artful Adventures

All About Color This month we’ll visit artworks that feature pops of color. We’ll identify colors and color groups while using our detective skills to…

Baby & Me

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

Dorothy Hafner, Kyoto Homage tea set, 1980, porcelain, slip cast, engobe decoration, clear cover glaze; teapot: 8 ½ × 10 ¼ × 4 ¼ inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by 2018 Collectors’ Circle Members Nancy Crosby and Fran Myers.

Second Saturday

3D Functional Art This month we’ll visit the galleries looking at examples of functional art (artworks that serve a purpose or do a job) before…

Luke Haynes, [The American Context #16] Christina’s World, 2012, used clothing, new fabric, cotton batting, and thread on fabric, 110 × 90 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by 2015 Collectors' Circle, 2015.28. © Luke Haynes.

Intersections in American Art

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

Appalachia Now!

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

Points of View: Recent Gifts to the Photography Collection

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

Early Bird Yoga

Register by January 15 to help meet minimum enrollment.

Film and New Media in Appalachia Now!

The new media works in Appalachia Now! vary in subject matter and presentation—from permanent records of performance pieces, a visual interpretation of poetry, to a…

Appalachia Now!

Today’s tour is led by Hank Bovee, touring docent, with guest artist Danielle Burke.

Appalachia Now!

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

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 public tour is led by a Museum docent.

Spotlight on the Collection: John Henry (Series 3)

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

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!

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

Baby & Me

Reading a Portrait This month we’ll visit portraiture in the galleries, highlighting examples that draw us in and tell us stories.

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.

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.

Up for Discussion: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

Pressed Flower Art

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

Pianoforte with Les Downs

Save the date for our second Pianoforte of the 2019–2020 season.

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…