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Students in Albers’s 1944 summer class on color theory.

Artists from Josef Albers to Robert Rauschenberg gathered at Black Mountain College, leaving a legacy that a new exhibition examines

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (study of triangles), 1946-1949, Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum. Gift of Josef Albers / «We do not always create ‘works of art,’ but rather experiments; it is not our ambition to fill museums: we are gathering...

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (study of triangles), 1946-1949, Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum. Gift of Josef Albers / «We do not always create ‘works of art,’ but rather experiments; it is not our...

Merce Cunningham: black mountain college dance Research

Katherine Litz in the Dining Hall All of these amazing photos were taken by Hazel Larsen Archer while she was a student at Black Mountain C...

Ruth Asawa  Untitled (S.065), 1962  "Architecture of Life" at UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

From Anni Albers to Ruth Asawa, these painters, sculptors, and weavers introduced new approaches to abstraction and art-making at the North Carolina school.

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improvising as 'listening'

MANY years ago, when we barely knew who Anni Albers was, we clipped a quote of hers from a magazine, and have had it on our fridge ever since. It is faded and yellowed, but resonates as strongly as ever: 'Being creative is not so much the desire to do something as the listening to that which wants to be done: the dictation of the materials.' The idea of 'listening' to materials, to what wants to be done, is an essential part of improvising. It can take practice, but we find that as you do…

PIANO | WOODBLOCK #PRINT – Block Shop

Our riff on the musical notations of John Cage during his summers at Black Mountain College in the late 1940's and early 50's. Printed on soft salmon paper. Large woodblock print | natural black dye on handmade cotton rag paper Approximately 35.5 x 27.5 inches unframed (please note our colored prints are slightly larger than our first edition of cream prints)