Explore the Collection

The BMCM+AC Permanent Collection is made up of over 4,000 objects dating from the 1930s through the present, with works by alumni and faculty demonstrating the progression of their careers at and following Black Mountain College. The collection includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, textiles, assemblage, furniture, blueprints, books and paperworks. In addition, the museum has been facilitating oral history documentation since 1999, resulting in a collection of recorded interviews with fifty-eight Black Mountain College alumni to date.

This digital collections portal represents approximately 10% of BMCM+AC's collection of artwork and archival materials and 30% of library materials, with more added on a regular basis. For more information on the works in our collection, please contact info@blackmountaincollege.org.

Thank you to the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Henry Luce Foundation, and Whirl-i-Gig for their support in making our collections digitally accessible to the public.
Collection Highlights