Black Mountain College / Hammer

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957
Hammer museum

Black Mountain College (BMC) was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, North Carolina. It opened in 1933 and was owned by the faculty. Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Buckminister Fuller, Robert Motherwell, Charles Olson, and Xanti Schawinsky is just a partial list of the faculty. Ruth Asawa, Kenneth Noland, John Chamberlain, Cy Twombly, and Robert Rauschenberg were all associated with the school. BMC closed in 1957.

Josef Albers painting and a desk he designed for the college

Anni Albers

Josef Albers

Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller

Emerson Woelffer

Ilya Bolotowsky

Robert Rauschenberg

Ingeborg Svarc Lauterstein and Rauschenberg at BMC. I bet at lot of good times were had there. 

Alvin Lustig cover for Design's special on BMC

Lustig taught a summer Graphic Design class at BMC in 1945

Wood, including a massive bowl by James Prestini and plates by Mim Sivohnen

A. Lawrence Kocher stool and side table

Ruth Asawa

Peter Voulkos

Karen Karnes

John Cage

Ruth Asawa

John Chamberlain

The loom used at Black Mountain College

You have until May. Don't miss it.