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St. Andrews Welcomes Black Mountain College Festival

In the more than half-century since it closed in 1956, Black Mountain College, an experimental college once located in the western North Carolina mountains, has taken on the stuff of myth and legend. Founded on the heels of “the closing of the Bauhaus by the Nazis, and the beginning of the persecution of artists and […]

Scuppernong Celebrates Black Mountain College

This month, Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books will celebrate Black Mountain College in a ten-day festival, September 16-25. Established in 1933 in Black Mountain, NC, the college’s founders believed that “the study and practice of art were indispensable aspects of a student’s general liberal arts education.” Black Mountain College was fundamentally different from other colleges and universities […]

Black Mountain College Explores Connecton Between Art and Environment

On Friday, October 11, at 7:30 pm, The Black Mountain Museum & Arts Center in Asheville will host a creative “happening” to celebrate the release of Far from the Centers of Ambition, a two-volume collection of writing and art published by Lenoir-Rhyne University. This project grew out of the 2008 “Spirit of Black Mountain College” celebration, […]