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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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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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Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s

The 80s were tumultuous times. The AIDS crisis brought about the ominous feeling of the end of times, while feminism and movements for social justice challenged tradition and opened possibilities for new relationships between races and genders. The 80s ushered in a new era of conservative politics and postmodern ideas,

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