Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One Week Until Christo and Jeanne-Claude!!!

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Works in Progress with Q+A is Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Join the conversation with Christo and Jeanne-Claude at the culmination of an exciting array of programming from the Asheville Art Musuem's smArt speak: Distinguished Artist Series. The talk on February 5th will center on their five decades of work together as well as works in progress. The extended Q+A period gives the audience the chance to delve into the minds of the innovative artists who brought NYC The Gates!

Don't miss it--get your tickets at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Box Office, online at or by calling 828.251.5505 today!

Visit for more information on this event and the related programming.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pianoforte Concert Sold Out Again!

The always popular Pianoforte concerts seem to sell out every time! The Sunday, January 25th concert featuring Andrea Adamcova and Pavel Wlosok was no exception. With a sold-out Gallery 6--and a waiting list!--Adamcova and Wlosok presented Classical Meets Jazz to a thrilled crowd. What better venue than the intimate Gallery 6? To ensure your seat at the next Pianoforte concert, you can become a member of the Music @ the Museum series.

By becoming a member of Music @ the Museum, you'll have preferred seating at the three yearly Pianoforte concerts and the annual John Cobb concert as well as a wine and cheese reception with the musicians. Call Nancy Sokolove at 828.253.3227, ext. 120 or e-mail to join or for more information today!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Popular New Exhibition--Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Projects

The opening reception for the popular new exhibition, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Projects, kept people coming in the Museum doors throughout the evening--despite frigid temperatures outside on Friday, January 16th! The exhibition, featuring collages, planning work, photographs of projects and actual wrapped packages, is a stunning display of the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The crowd poured into Gallery 6 to view the works of the innovative artistic team. Be sure to check out this exhibition, on view through May 3rd, and then take a tour of the Community Poster Installation around town--you can pick up a free map in the Museum Shop!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Around Town

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are around town--well, their posters are at least! They'll be here in person on February 5th at 7:00 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Until then, visit the installation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude signed prints in the windows of area businesses. Go to for a map and more information, or pick up a map in the Museum Shop. These works, donated and signed by the artists, will be sold to support the Museum's exhibition programs (the artists derive no income from the sale of these items). Call 828.253.3227 for more information.

And don't miss the opening reception for the exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Projects this Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.--free with Museum Membership or admission!

Image: Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park
Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-98

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Registration Open for New After-School Art Classes and the Home-School Program!

After-School Art Class: Everyone Can Draw
For Students in Grades 4 – 8
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
(No Class April 14)
Cost: $60 per six-week session

It’s a myth artists are born and not made. Anyone at any age can learn basic drawing skills and have a creative experience. In each six-week session students will build their confidence with a wide range of materials and learn usable tricks of the trade. Pre-registration is required. To register or for information, call 828.253.3227, ext. 122 or e-mail

After-School Art Class: Create a Bound Book

For Students in Grades 9 – 12
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
FEBRUARY 26 – APRIL 2, 2009
Cost: $75 for six-week session

Create a bound 7 x 7-inch book. This professional, digitally printed book will last a lifetime. Make up your own cartoon strip, add computer generated art or choose to write and illustrate a story. Pre-registration is required. To register or for information, call 828.253.3227, ext. 122 or e-mail

School Program
For Students Grades 1 – 6
Second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
$3.50 per student per session

Each 90-minute session includes a guided tour of the Museum’s permanent collection or a special exhibition, plus a hands-on activity in the Museum’s studio. Museum admission for students and all materials necessary are included in the cost. Pre-registration is required. To register or for information, call 828.253.3227, ext. 122 or e-mail