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.