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Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

  • 56 Broadway St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Educational Institution
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 11/14/2017

Fodor's Review

The famed Black Mountain College (1933–57), located 16 miles east of Asheville, was important in the development of several groundbreaking 20th-century art, dance, and literary movements. Some of the maverick spirits it attracted in its short lifetime include artists Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers, and M. C. Richards; dancer Merce Cunningham; musician John Cage; filmmaker Arthur Penn; futurist Buckminster Fuller; and writers Kenneth Noland, Charles Olson, and Robert Creeley. A small museum and gallery dedicated to the history of the radical college is in downtown Asheville, with space at two locations (56 and 69) on Broadway Street across from each other. The Center puts on exhibits, hosts lectures, and publishes material about the college. Visit the website for current happenings.

Sight Information


56 Broadway St. , Asheville, North Carolina, 28801, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Exhibits usually free or $5–$10
  • Closed Tues. and Sun.

Published 11/14/2017


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