BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

BLACK MOUNTAIN - BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE KEY DATES 1933-1950s In the middle of the 20th Century a small town in North Carolina became a hub of

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Unformatted text preview: BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE KEY DATES: 1933-1950s In the middle of the 20th Century a small town in North Carolina became a hub of American cultural production. The town was Black Mountain and the reason was Black Mountain College. Founded in 1933, the school was a reaction to the more traditional schools of the time. At its core was the assumption that a strong liberal and fine arts education must happen simultaneously inside and outside the classroom. Combining communal living with an informal class structure, Black Mountain created an environment conducive to the interdisciplinary work that was to revolutionize the arts and sciences of its time. Among Black Mountain's first professors were the artists Josef and Anni Albers, who had fled Nazi Germany after the closing of the Bauhaus. It was their progressive work in painting and textiles that first attracted students from around the country. Once there, however, students and faculty alike first attracted students from around the country....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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