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Sep 28, 2018Jan 12, 2019

Exhibition Featuring Acclaimed African-American Artist Jacob Lawrence Curated by WWC Professor

Exhibition is first to focus on Lawrence’s time at Black Mountain College in the summer of 1946

Asheville, NC – September 27, 2018 Warren Wilson College Art History Professor Dr. Julie Caro has curated an exhibition featuring Jacob Lawrence, influential African-American artist. Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence will open Friday at the grand opening of the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center’s new College Street location in downtown Asheville.

“Both the historical and new media portions of this project will look at art, culture, and race and examine issues of equality that are vital to our national conversation today,” said Caro in the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center announcement. The exhibition also features four multimedia artists’ modern interpretations of Lawrence’s paintings, pedagogy, and legacy. The works of some of Lawrence’s historical contemporaries are featured as well.

Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College

Sponsored in part by Warren Wilson College

WHERE: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street

WHEN: The opening reception for the exhibition and the grand opening ceremony for the new location is Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition runs through January 12, 2019.

COST: Free

About Jacob Lawrence: “One of the most widely regarded American artists of the 20th century, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is known for his paintings, drawings, and prints that hover between abstraction and socially inspired narrative realism, chronicling African-American history and experience during his lifetime. Between Form and Content will be the very first exhibition to focus on Lawrence’s experiences during the summer of 1946, when Josef Albers invited Lawrence to teach painting at Black Mountain College,” the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center said in its announcement.