The college was committed to a democratic governance and the idea that the arts are central to the experience of learning. A partial list includes people such as Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers, Jacob Lawrence, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Cy Twombly, Kenneth Noland, Vera B. Williams, Ben Shahn, Franz Kline, Arthur Penn, Buckminster Fuller, M.C. Richards, Francine du Plessix Gray, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Dorothea Rockburne and many others, famous and not-so-famous, who have impacted the world in a significant way. The college closed in 1957 but still stands on the banks of Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC.

This trip will include planned, but not required, group meals at some of Asheville’s best restaurants. 

You must be a current donor or member at Atlanta Contemporary to participate.

Agenda

We have a proposed agenda for the weekend including suggested group outings that are open to all

and are an additional individual expense. We ask that if you plan on joining us for the following events

outside of the Black Mountain College Tour, please let us know so we make reservations based on the

number in our party.

Friday, March 11

All arrive at Grove Park Inn at your leisure.

4 pm Check in time at Grove Park Inn

6:30 pm Dinner at Cúrate


Saturday, March 12

9:30 am Breakfast, recommendation: Grove Park Inn Great Hall or Early Girl Eatery (8 Wall St, Asheville,

NC 28801)

11:30 am Meet at Black Mountain College Art Museum (56 Broadway Asheville, NC 28801, 828-350-8484)

11:40 am Caravan to Black Mountain College Campus in Lake Eden, NC (20 min drive from Asheville)

12 pm Tour campus with a docent from BMCM

1:30 pm Head back to Asheville for lunch. Recommendation: Salsas

3:30 pm Asheville Art Museum private showing of Black Mountain College Permanent Collection

6:30 pm Dinner downtown Asheville, recommendation Limoné, Table, Bull & Beggar, Rhubarb

Cocktails in Downtown Asheville or back at GPI


Sunday, March 13

11 am Check out

11:30 am Brunch, recommendation: Tupelo Honey Café (12 College Street Asheville, NC 28801)

1 pm Studio Visits: TBA (River Arts District)

Depart Asheville at your leisure


Upcoming Events

July 13 / 12:00pm
Virtual

Meditation Monday

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Atlanta Contemporary hosts a session of mindfulness-based activities to inspire awareness, creativity, and healing for everyone.

July 15 / 6:30pm
Virtual

Home Is Where the Art Is

Seth Hopkins, Executive Director of the Booth Western Art Museum

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Join Members of Atlanta Contemporary for a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of some of the best contemporary art collections.

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