Sunday, October 11

Leap Before You Look - Black Mountain College 1933 - 1957

Jacob Lawrence, Watchmaker, 1946
"In 1933, John Rice founded Black Mountain College in North Carolina as an experiment in making artistic experience central to learning. Though it operated for only 24 years, this pioneering school played a significant role in fostering avant-garde art, music, dance, and poetry, and an astonishing number of important artists taught or studied there. Among the instructors were Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Karen Karnes, M. C. Richards, and Willem de Kooning, and students included Ruth Asawa, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly. Leap Before You Look is a singular exploration of this legendary school and of the work of the artists who spent time there."
Sneak peek: Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957
WSJ: Return to Black Mountain College
ICA Boston to Survey Black Mountain College
YouTube: Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 | ICA/Boston

2010 June: Black Mountain poets, 2010 April: Letters from Camp