A Hand in Studio Craft: Harvey K. Littleton as Peer and Pioneer

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC

Harvey K. Littleton (Corning, NY 1922–2013 Spruce Pine, NC) founded the Studio Glass Movement in the United States in 1962 when, as a teacher, he instituted a glass art program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, the first of its kind in the US. He taught the next generation of glass artists—who taught the […]

The Wyeths: Three Generations | Works from the Bank of America Collection

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC

The Wyeths: Three Generations | Works from the Bank of America Collection provides a comprehensive survey of works by N. C. Wyeth, one of America’s finest illustrators; his son, Andrew, an important realist painter; his eldest daughter, Henriette, a realist painter; and Andrew’s son Jamie, a popular portraitist. Through the works of these artists from three generations of […]

Useful and Beautiful: Silvercraft by William Waldo Dodge

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC

William Waldo Dodge moved to Asheville in 1924 as a trained architect and a newly skilled silversmith. When he opened for business promoting his handwrought silver tableware, including plates, candlesticks, flatware (spoons, forks, and knives), and serving dishes, he did so in a true Arts and Crafts tradition. The aesthetics of the style were dictated […]

Gillian Laub’s Southern Rites

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC

American photographer Gillian Laub (born New York, 1975) has spent the last two decades investigating political conflicts, exploring family relationships, and challenging assumptions about cultural identity. In Southern Rites, Laub engages her skills as a photographer, filmmaker, and visual activist to examine the realities of racism and raise questions that are simultaneously painful and essential to […]

Draped and Veiled: 20×24 Polaroid Photographs by Joyce Tenneson

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC

Standing behind the substantial presence of the large format Polaroid 20×24 camera—weighing 200 pounds and the size of a refrigerator—artists peer through the viewfinder towards another world. The process of creating the unique large dye transfer prints imparts framing to a scene and quality to an image that balances subtlety with boldness, softness paired with […]