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Asheville Art 2021 WNC Regional Art Awards

*ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM: New Exhibitions and Events for 2021

Current Exhibitions

On view through March 8, 2021
2021 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards

On view through March 15, 2021
Vantage Points: Contemporary Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art

On view through April 5, 2021
Fantastical Forms: Ceramics as Sculpture

On view through April 19, 2021
Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens

On view through May 17, 2021
Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archive

On view through July 26, 2021
Meeting the Moon

Question Bridge: Black Males
Intersections in American Art
Many Become One

AshevilleArtMuseumGeneral2020 e1611869162226Until we reopen to Members and visitors, we invite you to explore the different ways we can bring the Museum experience to you!

  • Explore the Collection and exhibitions virtually on our website.
  • Get to know our staff and volunteers, take deeper dives into artwork with our Works of the Week, and more on the Museum blog.
  • Relive the grand reopening parties, check out artist interviews, and learn about the history of Pack Square on our YouTube channel.
  • Play “I Spy” with your kids using artwork from our Collection.
  • Color our Collection (kids and adults) with downloadable coloring sheets and note cards.
  • Follow us on social media on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

January 27–May 17, 2021
Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archive
This exhibition features archival objects from the Theodore Dreier Sr. Document Collection presented alongside artworks from the Museum’s Black Mountain College Collection to explore the connections between artworks and ephemera. This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by lydia see, fall 2020 curatorial fellow, with support from a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant through the Council on Library and Information Resources.

February 3–July 26, 2021
Meeting the Moon
The year 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Apollo space program at NASA, but its inception was hardly the beginning of humankind’s fascination with Earth’s only moon. Before space travel existed, the moon—its shape, its mystery, and the face we see in it—inspired countless artists. Once astronauts landed on the moon and we saw ourselves from a new perspective, a surge of creativity flooded the American art scene, in paintings, prints, sculpture, music, crafts, film, and poetry. This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator.

February 6–March 8, 2021
2021 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards
The Museum, with the assistance of its volunteer docents and support from the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects, is proud to be a regional affiliate partner sponsoring the WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards each year. Students in grades 7–12 from all across Western North Carolina are invited to submit work for this special juried competition. Select works will be on view in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.                        CLICK FOR MORE

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