As of September 9, 2020, the Asheville Art Museum’s galleries, the Museum Store, and Perspective Café are open regular hours with limited capacity. Art PLAYce, our intergenerational makerspace, and the Frances Mulhall Achilles Art Research Library remain temporarily closed. Visitors may purchase admission tickets and/or become Members at the welcome desk during a visit or online at ashevilleart.org. Both onsite and virtual programs are currently being offered, and a full calendar can be found at ashevilleart.org/events. Virtual programs, blog posts, a virtual Museum experience, and more can be found on our Museum From Home page. For updates and information for planning your visit, please ashevilleart.org/visit.
Established by artists and incorporated in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum is committed to being a vital force in community and individual development and to providing lifelong opportunities for education and enrichment through the visual arts. The Museum’s mission is to engage, enlighten, and inspire individuals and enrich community through dynamic experiences in American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The newly renovated 54,000-square-foot building opened in November of 2019 and the Museum presents a robust schedule of engaging exhibitions throughout the year featuring American art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Museum also offers a broad variety of innovative programs for all ages, including: classes and workshops for adults, college students, children and families; guided and group tours; concerts and performances; volunteer and docent programs; year-round and summer internship programs; film screenings; lectures and panel discussions; school and teacher programs; special events; and much more.
The common idiom “it takes two to tango” is immediately called into question in both the imagery and text of the Tango portfolio. Featured is a series … more
The experiment known as Black Mountain College (BMC) began in 1933 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The country was in the midst … more
Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research communities, and the inspiration of Appalachia converge in Rural Avant-Garde: The Mountain Lake … more
Artist Walter B. Stephen contributed to Western North Carolina’s identity as a flourishing site for pottery production and craftsmanship in the early … more
This exhibition, drawn from the Museum’s Collection with additional select loans from regional collectors and institutions, explores works in a … more
A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary and Contemporary Art features over 50 works of art in a variety of media by 30+ Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians … more
Artworks are vessels for processing, recalling, and reflecting on the past. Artists often draw upon materials from their own pasts and grasp at … more
Stained with Glass: Vitreograph Prints from the Studio of Harvey K. Littleton is on view January 12–May 23, 2022 at the Asheville Art Museum. In … more
A Hand in Studio Craft: Harvey K. Littleton as Peer and Pioneer is on view January 19–June 27, 2022 at the Asheville Art Museum. Harvey K. … more
The Wyeths: Three Generations | Works from the Bank of America Collection provides a comprehensive survey of works by N. C. Wyeth, one of America’s … more
William Waldo Dodge moved to Asheville in 1924 as a trained architect and a newly skilled silversmith. When he opened for business promoting his … more
Everyone has stories to tell from both the private and mutual experiences encountered throughout their lifetime. American folk and self-taught artists … more