Video: A Curators’ Talk — Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College
Sept. 16, 2016, with financial support by Ohio Humanities, the Wexner Center opened a unique exhibition with the insightful, Curators’ Talk by Ruth Erickson, PhD, and Helen Molesworth, PhD. Erickson is an associate curator with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Molesworth is the chief curator with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 is the first comprehensive museum exhibition examining the history and lasting impact of the multidisciplinary art school. The full exhibit is on display through display through Jan. 1, 2017, at the Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., on the campus of The Ohio State University. It is the exhibit’s sole stop in the Midwest. Gallery hours are 11 a.m —6 p.m. Tue., Wed., and Sun., and from 11 a.m.—8 p.m., Thur.—Sat.
About Black Mountain College
Founded in 1933, Black Mountain College was owned and operated by the faculty as a commitment to democratic governance. The founders also believed the study and the practice of art were indispensable aspects of a student’s liberal arts education. Profoundly interdisciplinary, Black Mountain College offered equal attention to painting, weaving, sculpture, pottery, poetry, music, and dance. The college ceased operation in 1957.
This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through programs and grants, Ohio Humanities helps Ohioans use history, literature, and philosophy to explore the past, inform the present, and envision the future. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this grant-funded program do not necessarily represent those of Ohio Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.