Geodesic Dome Activity
Dec 31, 2015

Get inspired by Bucky Fuller and try your hand at geodesic dome-making, as students at Black Mountain College did!

Sandrine Schaefer, Acclimating to Horizontal Movement

Sandrine Schaefer, Acclimating to Horizontal Movement, 2015. Live action. photo by Nisa Ojalvo.

Dec 29, 2015

Fiber art, Black Mountain College, monumental drawings, virtuosic dance, major acquisitions, impassioned performance… 2015 had it all.

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian, Untitled, 2015

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian, Untitled, 2015, performance still. Photo by Maaziar Sadr. Courtesy the artists.
© 2015 Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian.

Dec 28, 2015

The Dubai-based collaborators combine artworks with everyday and offbeat objects in sincere and probing assemblages.

Kids and gallery games

Photo by Kris Wilton.

Dec 21, 2015

There’s something for everyone this vacation week at the ICA: three celebrated exhibitions, a bunch of fun, creative + FREE activities, wintry waterfront views, and many more reasons to spend the holidays with us!

Black Mountain College, Students working on dome

Courtesy Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina, Asheville, NC.

Dec 18, 2015

Prefer inspiration to resolutions? Words of encouragement from Black Mountain College artists and educators, from constructive to inspirational to abstract.

Ethan Murrow Book
Dec 09, 2015

A new book brings together the artist’s fantastical drawings on paper and walls.

Holiday Gift Membership 2016
Dec 08, 2015

Give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season.

Black Mountain College tour

Photo by Danita Jo

Nov 30, 2015

Individual support accounts for more than 60% of the ICA’s annual operating budget. We couldn’t do what we do without your support.

Gropius House Image

Photo by Lei Han

Nov 25, 2015

Can’t get enough BMC? There’s more to explore – right here in New England!

Installation view, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957

Installation view, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957, on view Oct. 10, 2015–Jan. 24, 2016. Photo by Liza Voll.

Gift Guide 2015
Nov 23, 2015

Timeless textures, talents, and tunes.

Gift Guide 2015
Nov 23, 2015

Gift your most sartorial pal a little extra shine.

Gift Guide 2015
Nov 23, 2015

Gadgets, color, and creativity for kids and kids at heart.

Gift Guide 2015
Nov 23, 2015

For decking out dorm rooms or channeling your inner co-ed.

Gift Guide 2015
Nov 23, 2015

See the everyday from new angles.

Rebus
Nov 23, 2015

Try your hand at colorful code-making as students at Black Mountain College did.

Black Mountain College, Students on the porch of Lee Hall

A kind of social equality that instilled values of participatory democracy was a hallmark of the Black Mountain experience. Housing at Black Mountain College was shared by all, echoing the first college catalogue’s explanation of the faculty to student relationship; “the relation is not so much of teacher to student as of one member of the community to another.”

Students on the porch of Lee Hall, n.d. Courtesy Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina, Asheville, NC.

Nov 23, 2015

The progressive liberal arts college was a utopian experiment: interdisciplinary, communal, non-hierarchical, and unlike anything else in the United States.

Gift Guide 2015
Nov 21, 2015

Get in the “spirit” of the season (whether you’re attending or bartending) with these beautiful books and objects sure to get the holiday party going.

Paul Laffoley, The Visionary Point, 1970

Paul Laffoley, The Visionary Point, 1970. Oil, acrylic, ink, and hand applied vinyl letters on canvas, 73 1/2 × 73 1/2 in. Courtesy of Kent Fine Art.

Nov 18, 2015

With humor, charisma, devotion, and a keen sense of formal complexity and information design, Paul Laffoley’s work ran through all manner of theories of everything.

Film, Nan Goldin
Nov 13, 2015

The influential photographer on sex, love, loss, inspiration, and why she relies so heavily on the “family” she’s created.

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