Black Mountain College Museum announces free admission for 20th anniversary

Press Release

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

As part of its continuing celebration of the 80th year anniversary of the founding of Black Mountain College (BMC) and the 20th year anniversary of the founding of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC), the Board of BMCM+AC has approved a new admissions policy, providing free admission to its exhibition and gallery spaces, located at 56 Broadway Street, in downtown Asheville.

BMCM+AC, which celebrates the legacy of creativity and educational innovation associated with Black Mountain College, announces this free admissions policy in the spirit of the educational and experimental nature of its namesake, seeking to welcome new and growing WNC and tourist audiences to enjoy, explore and understand the history, and ongoing relevance, of this famous college.

Board Chair, Dr. Brian Butler, announced this news, commenting that “As an institution that adds to and thrives within Asheville’s amazing cultural offerings, we thought that a proper celebration of our 20 years as a museum and the 80 year anniversary of the opening of Black Mountain College would include free admission to our unique exhibits. We think of this as both a thank you to our community and as a gentle invite to anyone who has not already stopped in to learn about our exhibitions and events.”

This new policy offers free regular admission to the BMC Museum + Arts Center during the following regular hours when BMCM+AC is open to the public: (12:00 – 4:00 Tuesday-Wednesday and 11:00 – 5:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

This decision to change its admission policy reflects the Board’s dedication to advancing the stated goals of BMCM+AC, as expressed in its mission statement:

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College for public study and enjoyment. We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs.

For more information about the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and our programming, please contact Alice Sebrell, Program Director at 828-350-8484 or


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