Exhibition - Unwrapped: Gifts From The Peter Norton Family Christmas Project

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:00am


Every year since 1988, technology entrepreneur and art collector Peter Norton commissions an artist to create an original work of art that is then produced in multiples and sent to friends and select art institutions. The Asheville Art Museum is honored to be an annual recipient of the Norton Family Christmas Project since 1993 and is excited to present a selection of these gifts in a new exhibition titled "Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project" on view October 28, 2017 - January 21, 2018.

Committed to helping promote and launch the careers of his favorite artists, Norton often selects individuals who are up-and-coming in the art world, making the project an opportunity to introduce new talent to a community of curators. Though small in scale so they can fit in the mail, works by artists such as Sanford Biggers, Vik Muniz and Kara Walker confront big issues of racism and class disparity. The experience of these works promotes understanding and connects viewers with artists from across the globe.

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