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Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Square
828-253-3227

Our Vision: To transform lives through art.

Our Mission: To engage, enlighten and inspire individuals and enrich community through dynamic experiences in American Art of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Upcoming Events at Asheville Art Museum

Exhibition - American Art in the Atomic Age: 1940-1960

Friday, Apr 19, 2024 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Asheville, NC
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Exhibition - The New Salon: A Contemporary View

Friday, Apr 19, 2024 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Asheville, NC
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Exhibition - American Art in the Atomic Age: 1940-1960

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Asheville, NC
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Exhibition - The New Salon: A Contemporary View

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Asheville, NC
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Abstract Painting: Teaching Artist David Shurbutt

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Asheville, NC
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Exhibition - American Art in the Atomic Age: 1940-1960

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Asheville, NC
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Exhibition - The New Salon: A Contemporary View

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Asheville, NC
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Abstract Painting: Teaching Artist David Shurbutt

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Asheville, NC
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Exhibition - American Art in the Atomic Age: 1940-1960

Monday, Apr 22, 2024 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Asheville, NC
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Recent News

Asheville Art Museum Adult Studio Special Guide for Spring/Summer 2024

Spring/Summer Season Guide: Adult Studios at Asheville Art Museum The Museum's Adult Studios offer a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and…

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Become an Advocate for the Arts with an Asheville Art Museum Membership

As we celebrate Museums Advocacy Day this February 26 and 27, we invite you to stand with us in support of art and culture at the Asheville Art Museum. Your participation in our Membership Program plays a crucial role in preserving the vibrancy and…

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Asheville Art Museum Unveils 'The New Salon: A Contemporary View'

Asheville, N.C. -- The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition, The New Salon: A Contemporary View, guest-curated by Gabriel Shaffer. On view from March 8 to August 19, The New Salon takes the tradition of the salon in…

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Our Valentine's Gift Guide Has Arrived

2024 Museum Store Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Welcome to our Valentine's Day Museum Store Gift Guide, a celebration of local charm and unique treasures that resonate with the heart of our community. Embrace the season of love and explore…

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Asheville Art Museum Hosts Virtual Symposium Celebrating Its Black Mountain College Collection and Digital Archive

Asheville, N.C. -- The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to announce a free Virtual Symposium on Wednesday, January 31, from 9:30 to 11am, highlighting the institution's Black Mountain College (BMC) Collection and progress toward the development of…

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Asheville Art Museum Presents the 2024 Western North Carolina (WNC) Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition

The Museum recognizes Western North Carolina youth for their original artworks Asheville, NC -- The Asheville Art Museum has announced the regional award recipients of the 2024 Scholastic Art Awards. Award winners will be featured in a student…

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Asheville Art Museum Expands Collection with Twelve New Acquisitions

Asheville, N.C. -- The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of twelve new artworks, made possible through the generosity of its Collectors' Circle members and additional contributors. The Museum welcomed artworks created…

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Inspire, Create, Elevate: Celebrate the Holidays by Supporting the Asheville Art Museum

Invest in Museum excellence this holiday season! As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the extraordinary journey that the Asheville Art Museum has embarked upon over the past 75 years. From humble beginnings to becoming a…

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Asheville Art Museum News - December 2023

Join us at the Museum in December! Embrace the spirit of the season with an artful December at the Asheville Art Museum. Immerse yourself in a variety of enriching experiences, from captivating talks and live musical performances to art-making…

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Your Support Matters to the Future of the Arts in Western North Carolina!

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year! Over the past seven and a half decades, the Museum has served as the hub for artistic inspiration and education in Western North Carolina, bringing together…

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Asheville Art Museum Newsletter - November 2023

Purchase your tickets now to the 75th Anniversary Dance Party! Saturday, November 4 • 7–11pm $50 for Members; $65 non-members The Asheville Art Museum's 75th Anniversary Dance Party is tomorrow! Join us as we celebrate…

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Bid Live Now: 75th Anniversary Silent Auction

The 75th Anniversary Benefit Silent Auction—Bid Now and Win November 4 Live Silent Auction - Ends Saturday, November 4, 10pm Join us in celebrating a momentous milestone of art and culture in Asheville! As part of our grand 75th anniversary…

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Asheville Art Museum eNews - October 12, 2023

The Party of Three Quarters of a Century—Throw Down in ’70s Fashion Saturday, November 4 • 7–11pm $50 for Members; $65 non-members Celebrate three-quarters of a century of art and culture in style. Join us for a night of…

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Asheville Art Museum eNews September 20, 2023

Explore the captivating world of Photorealism— See new exhibition Beyond the Lens On view through February 5, 2024 Tickets: Museum Members $7, Non-Members $10 + general admission New exhibition Beyond the Lens: Photorealist Perspectives on…

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Asheville Art Museum eNews - September 8, 2023

On View—Beyond the Lens: Photorealist Perspectives on Looking, Seeing, and Painting On view through February 5, 2024 Tickets: Museum Members $7, Non-Members $10 + general admission Throughout the history of painting from the mid-19th…

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Asheville Art Museum Explores the Captivating World of Photorealism

Asheville, NC - The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to announce Beyond the Lens: Photorealist Perspectives on Looking, Seeing, and Painting will be on view from September 8, 2023–February 5, 2024. Throughout the history of painting from the…

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Asheville Art Museum News - August 2023

New Exhibition On View- Romare Bearden: Ways of Working On view through January 22, 2024 The Van Winkle Law Firm Gallery - Level 1 Romare Bearden (Charlotte, NC 1911–1988 New York, NY) African–American writer and artist, is renowned…

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Asheville Art Museum Presents Romare Bearden: Ways of Working

Asheville Art Museum Presents a New Exhibition Exploring the Inspiration and Creative Practices of Artist Romare Bearden Asheville, NC - The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to announce Romare Bearden: Ways of Working will be on view from August 9,…

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Asheville Art Museum E News -July 2023

Immerse in a Two Day Adult Studio of Book Binding with Alyssa Sacora Saturday, August 5 & Sunday, August 6 • 1–4pm $110 for two days Museum Members receive 10% discount Are you curious about how paper is made? Wondering what…

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Asheville Art Museum E News -June 2023

Explore the techniques of pressure printing, additive & subtractive, and monotype vs monoprints. Learn more straightforward, direct, and inky ways to create prints by hand or with a press. Color layering, ghost images, and pressure printing, all…

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Asheville Art Museum E News -June 15,2023

Thank you to Our 2023 Gala Diamond Sponsors—The Phoenix Retreat Many thanks to our 2023 Gala Diamond Sponsors, The Phoenix Retreat! We deeply appreciate their commitment to the Museum and to keeping the arts in Western North Carolina vibrant.…

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2023 Gala : The 75th Anniversary Celebration

Asheville Art Museum Celebrates its 75th Anniversary at the 2023 Annual Gala Asheville, NC - Please join us in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Asheville Art Museum! The Diamond Anniversary is a time to honor our?rich heritage…

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Asheville Art Museum News - May 10, 2023

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Asheville Art Museum News - April 28, 2023

The Event of the Season: 2023 Gala Tickets On Sale Now! Saturday, June 17 VIP Valet Parking: Starts at 4:30pm VIP Reception in the Rooftop Perspective Café and Sculpture Terrace: 5–6pm 2023 Gala Cocktail Reception, Seated Dinner,…

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Asheville Art Museum News - April 14, 2023

On View Now—Altruistic Genius: Buckminster Fuller’s Plans to Save the Planet Opens Today! On View Through August 21, 2023 Appleby Foundation Exhibition Hall • Level 1 Public Tour: Thursday, April 20 • 6–7pm $7…

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Asheville Art Museum Community Programming - April 17, 2023

Upcoming Community Events at the Asheville Art Museum Asheville, NC - The Asheville Art Museum offers a wide range of creative and educational programs for youth and adults throughout the year. Programs and events invite visitors to explore…

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Asheville Art Museum E-News - March 29, 2023

Replica of R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Car arrived at the Museum today. The vehicle is on loan from the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville and on view through the duration of the exhibition. Altruistic Genius: Buckminster Fuller’s…

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Asheville Art Museum - Alliance Accreditation Brings National Recognition

Asheville Art Museum Receives Highest National Recognition: AAM Reaccreditation Awarded Reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums Asheville, NC —The Asheville Art Museum has again achieved Accreditation by the American Alliance…

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Asheville Art Museum : Community Programming at the Asheville Art Museum

Upcoming Community Events at the Asheville Art Museum Asheville, NC —The Asheville Art Museum offers a wide range of creative and educational programs for youth and adults throughout the year. Programs and events invite visitors to explore…

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Asheville Art Museum Enews: March 17, 2023

Asheville Art Museum Receives Highest National Recognition: AAM Reaccreditation The Asheville Art Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)—the highest national recognition afforded the…

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Asheville Art Museum Enews: March 3, 2023

Exhibition Opens—Pulp Potential: Works in Handmade Paper On View March 8 through July 24, 2023 The Van Winkle Law Firm Gallery • Level 1 Paper is an essential part of the art-making process for many artists, serving as the base for…

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Community Programming At The Asheville Art Museum - February 21, 2023

The Asheville Art Museum offers a wide range of creative and educational programs for youth and adults throughout the year. Programs and events invite visitors to explore artworks featured in exhibitions and the Museum’s Collection, to discuss…

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Asheville Art Museum Enews: Heart For Art Favorites

In Conversation: Sherrill Roland Plus Hood Huggers Tour! Join interdisciplinary artist Sherrill Roland for a special public lecture centered around themes found within his solo exhibition, Sherrill Roland: Sugar, Water, Lemon Squeeze.…

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Asheville Art Museum : Our Valentine Gift Guide Has Arrived!

Give a Museum Membership and Love Art Together! The Gift that Keeps on Giving All Year-Round Whether your special someone is a friend, family, or partner—give the gift of a Museum Membership and become art lovers, together! A dual or…

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Asheville Art Museum Adds 29 Artworks To Its Collection

The generosity of the Museum's Collectors’ Circle members and additional contributors enabled the Asheville Art Museum to acquire 29 new artworks for its Collection at the end of 2022. The Museum welcomed artworks created throughout the 20th…

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Asheville Art Museum Hosts 2023 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition

Young Artists Original Artworks Recognized by the Asheville Art Museum On View through March 6 The Asheville Art Museum and the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects are the Western North Carolina (WNC) regional…

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Community Programming At The Asheville Art Museum

January 19, 2023—The Asheville Art Museum offers a wide range of creative and educational programs for youth and adults throughout the year. Programs and events invite visitors to explore artworks featured in exhibitions and the Museum’s…

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Asheville Art Museum - 2022 Museum Store Holiday Gift Guide

2022 Museum Store Holiday Gift Guide The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and we’re here to help with gift ideas! From kids, students, and teachers to art lovers, bookworms, and those who have everything, you're sure to find…

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Asheville Art Museum : Free Community Day this Saturday!

Asheville, NC—The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to invite you to come celebrate our Exhibition Rebel/Re-Belle Saturday, December 10 with an afternoon of creativity and community engagement! Enjoy free Museum admission from 1–5pm and…

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Asheville Art Museum - Recognized as a 2022 Recipient of Nation’s Highest Museum and Library Honor

ASHEVILLE, NC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the Asheville Art Museum of Asheville, NC as one of six recipients of the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to…

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