26 | Black Mountain College
We're going back to school and learning about an arts college in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. For 24 years the college attracted famous teachers and produced students who would go on to achieve their own fame. I have two guests speaking to me about Black Mountain - Kate Averett from the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and Professor Eva Diaz from Pratt Institute.
Photographs taken at Black Mountain College (1933-1957)
Links / articles mentioned
Holland Cotter - The Short Life and Long Legacy of Black Mountain College – New York Times
Alexxa Gotthardt - 8 Pioneering Women Artists of Black Mountain College - Artsy
Eva Diaz’s book! The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College
Ruth Asawa website - her experience at Black Mountain College
Everything We Do is Music - Music from Black Mountain College - Hammer Museum
If you want to learn more about Josef Albers’s teaching style - we discussed it here!
And, you know, if you want to listen to someone else talk about BMC…
Black Mountain College: “The Grass-Roots of Democracy” - Radio Open Source