Walter B. Stephen Pottery: Cameo to Crystalline

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville

Artist Walter B. Stephen contributed to Western North Carolina’s identity as a flourishing site for pottery production and craftsmanship in the early 20th century. This exhibition features art pottery and functional vessels from each stage of Stephen’s career, from his origins discovering the medium alongside his mother in Tennessee to his multi-decade production just outside […]

Gestures: Mid-Century Abstraction from the Collection

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville

This exhibition, drawn from the Museum’s Collection with additional select loans from regional collectors and institutions, explores works in a variety of media that speak to the vibrant abstract experiments in American art making during the middle of the 20th century. Image: Jo Sandman, Love, 1960, oil and enamel on canvas, 47 × 47 inches. […]

A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary and Contemporary Art

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville

A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary and Contemporary Art features over 50 works of art in a variety of media by 30+ Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and Cherokee Nation artists. The exhibition highlights the use of the written Cherokee language, a syllabary developed by Cherokee innovator Sequoyah (circa 1776–1843). Cherokee syllabary is frequently found in […]

Ruminations on Memory

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville

Artworks are vessels for processing, recalling, and reflecting on the past. Artists often draw upon materials from their own pasts and grasp at fleeting moments in time in the creation of an object. For the viewer, observation of an artwork can draw out personal memories. Featuring a rare presentation of all nine prints from Robert […]

Stained with Glass: Vitreograph Prints from the Studio of Harvey K. Littleton

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville

In 1974 Harvey K. Littleton developed a process for using glass to create prints on paper. Littleton, who began as a ceramicist and became a leading figure in the American Studio Glass Movement, expanded his curiosity around the experimental potential of glass into innovations in the world of printmaking. A wide circle of artists in […]