Hazel Larsen Archer, Merce Cunningham Dancing, c. 1952-53, gelatin silver print, 8 ¾ x 5 7/8 inches. Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer and Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center.
A defining feature of the education and experience at Black Mountain College was the integration of all art forms—music, dance, film, theater, and visual arts—with the liberal arts. Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 includes a grand piano and a 20 x 20 foot sprung dance floor within the galleries so that dance and music performances may take place alongside paintings and sculptures in a nod to the college’s radical interdisciplinarity. Performances will be presented throughout; see icaboston.org/bmc for details.