Tag Black Mountain College

The Modernist Émigrés in America

Dominic Bradbury– Migration has become one of the defining subjects of our time. It has helped to shape contemporary politics in both Europe and America, as well as other parts of the world, and has become a constant topic of debate. It is well worth taking a moment, given this

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The Legacy of Black Mountain College—An Experiment in Higher Education: Interview with Ruth Erickson by David Ebony

David Ebony— In the mid 1930s, the years leading up to World War II, America’s great socialist moment was underway. New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration employed thousands in arts, architecture, theater, literature and the media, who transformed the country’s cultural landscape forever. This dynamic spirit carried over

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Black Mountain College: A Progressive Education

The “landmark,” “deeply researched,” “curatorial triumph” of an  exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933-1957 opens today, February 21st, at UCLA’s Hammer Museum, having finished its successful run at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.  It “is a show not only every art-school student in this region

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Sneak peek: Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957

For your reading pleasure (and it is a pleasure): a sneak preview of an exciting, forthcoming book by Helen Molesworth, chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.  The book, Leap Before You Look, is a dynamic new look at the legendary Black Mountain College, a major incubator

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