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The Museum is a collecting institution and the only organization of its kind serving all 24 counties of Western North Carolina. Through its Collection, the Museum provides an overview of significant movements and trends in American art of the 20th and 21st centuries and art of significance to the Southeast.
The Museum actively collects American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Within the larger context of American art is a concentration on work with significance to the Southeast and in particular, regional contributions in three central categories:
Artists who studied or taught at Black Mountain College (1933-1957)
Fine handmade objects created in the region—from early residents, including Cherokee Indians and regional craftspeople, to contemporary studio craft as exemplified by the Penland School of Crafts
Works by artists of the region make up approximately one-half of the Museum’s Collection. This includes work by Joshua Adams, Virgil Crowe, Douglas D. Ellington, Maud Gatewood, Hoss Haley, Eric Knoche, Anne Lemanski, Sallie Ellington Middleton, Kenneth Noland, Mark Peiser, Will Henry Stevens, and Lucille Stonier. Outsider artists of the region include Raymond Coins, C.J. Dobbins, Kate Clayton “Granny” Donaldson, and James Harold Jennings.