Exhibition: OCC.0021

Politics at Black Mountain College

February 1 – May 18, 2019

The BMC community faced political differences, both internally and externally, throughout its 24-year history. The college was born in 1933 during the Great Depression, lived through WWII, was deeply affected by Hitler’s rise to power, and closed during the Cold War. Though often viewed today as an idyllic mountain refuge, isolated from tumultuous global politics, BMC took shape in the context of (and in response to) world events. Through a rich variety of media—artworks, images, texts, and audio—this exhibition explored the various political dimensions of BMC, both internal and external, that shaped the trajectory of the college and its community of people.
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (120 College Street)