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 new Museum, opened in November 2019, serves as a cultural, educational, and architectural anchor in the center of downtown Asheville.
The Museum’s Collection and exhibitions explore 20th- and 21st-century American art with works that illustrate American aesthetic and cultural development. The Collection also preserves the artistic traditions of the Southern Appalachian region, reflects the unique combination of cultures in Western North Carolina, and explores the mutual influence of Southern Appalachia on American art.
Asheville Art Museum annually presents 15–20 exceptional exhibitions and offers a wide variety of public programs for visitors of all ages. To plan your visit and view our full calendar of exhibitions and programs, visit ashevilleart.org.
The Museum acknowledges that it is situated upon the ancient, Southern Appalachian ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Tribe and that this region is still the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians today. The Asheville Art Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.