Sunday, June 17, 2007

Black Mountain College

Black Mountain is a small town located a few miles outside of Asheville. In 1933 Black Mountain College was founded to break the mold of traditional education. The college emphasized the importance of learning the liberal and fine arts in and outside the classroom. Although Black Mountain College only operated for twenty years, it was a revolutionary school that produced some of America's most famous modern artists. Today the town of Black Mountain is known as an artist enclave and has over ten galleries.

Two of the college's founders were from the Bauhaus school in Germany. The modern German style is evident in the college's buildings that still exists today.

John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg are just a few of the college's famous alumni.

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