Art and Idea at Black Mountain College

Course Dates: 
June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015
2 - 4 p.m.
Candace Reilly
Course Catalogs: 
2015 Summer

Black Mountain College (1933-1956) was created as an experiment in education, with the idea that creative arts and practical responsibilities are equally important to intellectual development. While it existed for only twenty-three years, it has exercised a tremendous influence on the development of art in the United States.  This course will examine the unique educational experiment of Black Mountain and the artists and writers who conducted it.  The last class will be a trip to the Asheville Art Museum to explore the Museum's Black Mountain College collection of art.  Recommended text: Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, Martin Duberman, ISBN 13: 978-0810125940 or ISBN 10: 0810125943.  Cost: $15-20.

Candace Reilly ( is the programs manager at the Asheville Art Museum. She studied art history at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, and earned an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design.  Prior to coming to Asheville, she taught art history and studio arts.