Thursday, March 26, 2009

Join the pARTy!!

Come celebrate at the Spring Family Art pARTy! The Asheville Art Museum collaborates with RiverLink to offer an innovative environmental art experience in celebration of Earth Day 2009. The afternoon will include free family art activities, including the creation of Fundred Dollar Bills, in the Pack Place Lobby and opening reception of RiverLink’s Earth Art Contest, a student art and writing competition, and the Fundred Dollar Bill Display in the Pack Place Community Gallery from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The pARTy is for all ages and free with Museum Membership or admission.

*Asheville Art Museum 60th Anniversary Event

Sponsored by the Deutsch Family.

For more information on the Fundred Dollar Bill Project, visit

Friday, March 20, 2009

Urban Loft + Art Tour

Urban Loft + Art Tour
Thursday, May 14, 2009
4:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Asheville
$50 Members; $55 Non-Members

Friends of the Museum and downtown residents open their homes for a special tour of Asheville's stunning — and often mysterious — downtown lofts. This guided tour takes visitors into Asheville's urban homes to see the amazing incorporation of art and city living.

See some of Asheville's most exciting residential lofts and enjoy a reception at "The Urban Living Studio" A Private Mountain Communities Exclusive with Interior Design by Design Partners after this popular walking tour. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 828.253.3227 now to reserve your place for this event.

2009 Urban Loft + Art Tour Preview. Loft of Pam Winkler.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Enjoy a film screening at the Museum this Saturday + Sunday

MARCH 14 + 15
Saturday + Sunday
2:00 p.m. each day

The Mystery of George Masa

Produced and directed by Asheville-based filmmaker Paul Bonesteel, this film attempts to demystify the photographer George Masa (born Masahara Iizuka in 1881), a man who came to Asheville in 1915, began working as a laborer at The Grove Park Inn and quickly worked his way up to the position of guide and photographer of the Inn’s most important guests. At one time suspected a spy, Masa befriended a fascinating cast of characters: the wealthy elite, backwoods mountaineers, pioneering foresters, hikers and the Cherokee.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Mapping the Mountains: The Photographs of George Masa.

Be sure to check out the exhibition while you're at the Museum for the film! Free with Museum Membership or admission.

Image Credit:
George Masa, Chimney Top at Sunset, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1920, photograph, black and white silver gelatin print, 7.25 x 9.38 inches. Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Nat C. Myers Photography Fund. Asheville Art Museum Collection.