Letter: What does beer have to do with art?

Graphic by Lori Deaton

I just read in [the Sept. 12] Citizen Times that the reason the Asheville Art Museum is not open yet is because it was delayed because, “They didn’t include a brewery in the original plans.”

What on Earth does an art gallery and museum need a brewery in it? This doesn’t make any sense at all. It sounds like somebody who wants to put a brewery in there is holding up the works. This is ridiculous. I’ve never heard anything so asinine in my life.

— Lloyd Kay

Editor’s note: In John Boyle’s recent “Answer Man” column, the question of whether the lack of a brewery was delaying the art museum’s opening appears to be tongue-in-cheek, though perhaps a plausible query in this hops-friendly town. In any case, the museum now notes a Nov. 14 opening day on its website, with a series of celebratory events surrounding the public reveal (ashevilleart.org/opening/), including — drum roll — a special beer launch. For even more info, see Xpress‘ coverage of the impending grand reopening.

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6 thoughts on “Letter: What does beer have to do with art?

  1. Jason

    Beer tourism is HUGE money here in Asheville and EVERYONE is Capitalizing; EVERYONE!

    • Bright

      Beer is one of the ways to put up the stupidity of this town…and what does beer have to do with “art,” as they call it in Asheville?

  2. indy499

    Lloyd, try reading the Boyle article again. For the first time? The brewery comment was from a questioner. Go have a beer.

  3. Mike R.

    Sure sounds like the author is drinking too much beer! :) Didn’t even understand Boyle’s article.
    Oh well.

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