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Holiday Open House

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join BRAHM for our Holiday Open House! Explore our Winter Exhibits. After the town Christmas Parade, stop by the Museum for a free snowflake ornament craft, hot cider and cookies! The event is free and open to the public.

FREE

Cork and Canvas

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Create art in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by trained art instructors. In this session of Cork & Canvas, join us as we paint Wassily Kandinsky's "Winter Landscape". Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Wine, beer and […]

$40 – $45

Scholars & Scones: Building a Sound Machine

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join Sound Machines artist, Chris Capozzoli, and exhibition curator, Willard Watson III as they show us how sound machines are made! This talk will take us step by step from the lumber mill to the music hall, and Chris will show us his creative process using photographs from the construction of some of the instruments […]

$5

Coffee with the Curator: A Life in the Forest

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Take a walk through the galleries with Dianna Cameron, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections Director and get a behind-the-scenes, detailed look into "Sallie Middleton: A Life in the Forest," on loan from the Asheville Art Museum and courtesy of Sallie Middleton Parker and Mikell Middleton Howington. Before and after the tour, guests are invited to […]

$5

Scholars & Scones: Guitar Styles of Western NC

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Through audio recordings, photographs, video, and live demonstration, William Ritter will highlight and discuss the styles of three Mitchell county guitar players against the backdrop of pre-WWII guitar playing in Western North Carolina. William's presentation will also feature vintage instruments, a guitar made by one of the players (Ray Dellinger), and one of William's instruments […]

$5

Cork and Canvas

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Create art in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by trained art instructors. In this session of Cork & Canvas, join us as we paint Wassily Kandinsky's "Winter Landscape". Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Wine, beer and […]

$40 – $45

The Alexander Collection – exhibit

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Guest Curated by BRAHM’s Docents, presented in the Rankin West Gallery. Open April 3 through August 1, 2021.

Free admission

Metalsmiths of North Carolina – exhibit

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Guest Curated by exhibiting artist and metalsmith Adam Whitney. Presented in the Atwell Gallery. Metalsmiths of North Carolina explores a wide range of metal art and design, from jewelry to functional housewares and sculpture, both static and kinetic. The metals used to create these pieces are as diverse as the works themselves and include precious […]

Free admission

Cork & Canvas

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Create art in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by trained artist Raney Rogers. In this session of Cork & Canvas, join us as we paint Paul Gaugin's "By the Stream, Autumn". Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. […]

$40 – $45

Cork and Canvas: Monet’s Water Lillies

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Please join us for Cork and Canvas on Friday, June 5, 2020, 4:00-6:00 pm. We will be painting Claude Monet's "Water Lilies". Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Raney Rogers of PBS show "Painting with Raney" […]

$40 – $45

Printing Abstract Cards on the Gelli-Plate

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Come join the fun of learning how to use a Gelli-Plate to create unique stationery cards! If you enjoy trying something new and enjoy surprises, this class is for you. We will experiment with different papers, colors, stencils and printing plates. ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE.

$45 – $55

Plein Air Festival

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

With Blowing Rock as the epicenter for this festival, artists are invited to take advantage of the beautiful High Country setting, set up their easels, and paint “en plein air.” Registered artists must check in at BRAHM to have their canvas or paper stamped prior to beginning work. The festival will include artist awards and […]

Small and Mighty Acts Altar for Black Lives – exhibition

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Small and Mighty Acts (SAMA) is a volunteer grassroots organization whose mission is to help people meet their civic potential. In the summer of 2020 they put that into praxis by creating their altar for Black lives on King Street in downtown Boone. BRAHM is hosting the altar for Black lives in the Alexander Community […]

Free admission

Drawing from Life: Ben Long & Tony Griffin – exhibition

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Ben Long and Tony Griffin are two established North Carolina painters with a lifelong friendship. This exhibition explores Ben and Tony’s long term relationship, their ties to the Blowing Rock area, and specifically, their figurative and portrait drawings.

Free admission

Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation – exhibition

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The art of past and present Cherokee artists is rooted in culture and place. Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual showcases the work of several Cherokee artists, including Joel Queen, Karen George, Fred Wilnoty, Geraldine Walkingstick, and Davy Arch. This exhibition tells the story of Qualla’s founding and development through text and objects, plus large-format photographs, […]

Free admission

Wilmington on Fire Film

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us for a special virtual screening of Wilmington On Fire and a discussion with Director/Producer Christopher Everett. The film will be available for free streaming from February 21 - 28th. On Thursday, February 25th at 6 pm we will have a film discussion with Director/Producer Christopher Everett. "Wilmington on Fire" is a new feature-length […]

Free

Exhibit Opening: TRANSFORMATION

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Guest Curated by Larry Wheeler, Carlos Garcia-Velez, and Allen Thomas. Presented in the Fort Gallery. The photographer is an artist who applies a lens to the world and the contemporary social order. TRANSFORMATION is a gathering of powerful and intriguing images that open stories of our times and portray a world undergoing transformation. Open March […]

Free admission

BRAHM Book Club: Boone Before Boone

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Native Americans have occupied the mountains of northwestern North Carolina for around 14,000 years. Boone Before Boone: The Archaeological Record of Northwestern North Carolina Through 1769 tells the story of their lives, adaptations, responses to climate change, and ultimately, the devastation brought on by encounters with Europeans. The book begins with the Paleoindian period in […]

Free

Place Matters: online panel discussion

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) will help kickoff Greening My Plate Month with a panel discussion on the intersections of land conservation, local food, and natural beauty. This panel will consist of representatives from Blue Ridge Conservancy, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, BRAHM, as well as local farmers who work on land protected […]

Free

Cork and Canvas: Monet’s Haystack at Giverny””

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Wine, beer and light snacks are complimentary. Tables for participants are spaced and masks are required.

$40 – $45

TRANSFORMATION Writing Workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

ONLINE: Join BRAHM and Appalachian State University professor Lorraine Affourtit, M.A./ Ph.D. for a conversation and writing workshop responding to the TRANSFORMATION exhibition’s themes, questions, challenges, and ruminations.

Free

BRAHM Book Club: Daniel Boone: An American Life

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Online via Zoom. Daniel Boone: An American Life brings together over 30 years of research in an extraordinary biography of the quintessential pioneer. Based on primary sources, the book depicts Boone through the eyes of those who knew him and within the historical contexts of his 86 years. About the Author - Michael A. Lofaro […]

Free

Coffee with the Curator: Drawn to Detail with Adam Whitney

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Get a behind-the-scenes look into the museums' latest contemporary craft exhibition, Drawn to Detail: Metalsmiths of North Carolina with guest curator Adam Whitney.Coffee with the Curator is a monthly program where guests are invited to converse and pose questions. Image Credit: Timothy Lazure. Untitled Vessel. 2020 Copper Courtesy of the artist.

$8

Documentary Screening: Stranger with a Camera

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

During the 1960s, filmmakers from around the world came to Appalachia to document the dire conditions of the region’s poorest residents. In 1967, tension between media and community led to an extreme and tragic response, when Eastern Kentuckian Hobart Ison shot and killed Canadian filmmaker Hugh O’Connor, who was in the region to document conditions […]

$8

Cast Iron Tile Sculpture Workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Learn about cast iron as a sculptural medium in this hands-on workshop. Make your own cast iron tile design by carving into a sand block mold using simple tools.

$30 – $35

Cast Iron Tile Sculpture Workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Learn about cast iron as a sculptural medium in this hands-on workshop. Make your own cast iron tile design by carving into a sand block mold using simple tools.

$30 – $35

Crafting with the Guild: Sinuous Silver Bracelet Workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Students will learn the “drape and hammer” technique of bonding wire in a fluid style to create a bracelet with a built-in clasp. This technique is adaptable to many other types of wire-work. No experience necessary. All tools will be provided to make one bracelet.

$120 – $135

Intro into Precious Metal Clay Workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Explore jewelry making using Precious Metal Clay. PMC is clay made of metal particles, which allows you to sculpt and create pieces that become solid, fine silver when fired. Each student will be able to create a pair of small earrings and a charm or a bead.

$105 – $120

Learn Sumi-e Japanese Painting

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us to celebrate the 2021 Tokyo Olympics by learning Sumi-e, the art of Japanese ink painting.

$65 – $70

Make your Mark with Stamping on Metal Jewelry Workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Curious about jewelry making? This is a great introduction to jewelry making and no experience is necessary. Learn to stamp on copper to create a lovely cohesive pattern in your jewelry designs.

$105 – $120

BRAHM Gala

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Fundraising gala for the Museum!

Thread Therapy: Exploring Fabric Collage, Hand Quilting & Slow Stitch- Workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

In this one-day workshop, we will explore the art of slow stitch and embroidery in the creation and making of a work of fabric collage. Elements of embroidery, hand quilting, and slow-stitch methods will be demonstrated and will culminate in each participant having the tools, materials, and process knowledge to craft a work of fabric […]

$105 – $120

Plein Air Painting with Scott Boyle 2-day workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Take your paints outside with North Carolina landscape painter Scott Boyle for a 2-day plein air workshop in beautiful Blowing Rock, NC. The workshop will consist of a brief lecture, group discussions, outdoor painting demonstrations, and student painting opportunities. Scott will paint 2 demonstration paintings and students will have a chance to complete 2-4 paintings […]

$198 – $210

Plein Air Festival

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

With Blowing Rock as the epicenter for this festival, artists are invited to take advantage of the beautiful High Country setting, set up their easels, and paint “en plein air.” Registered artists must check in at BRAHM to have their canvas or paper stamped prior to beginning work. The festival will include artist awards and […]

Lecture & Luncheon: Margot Shaw, Living Floral

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Each year, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents a Summer Lecture & Luncheon, focused on a topic of interest for our members and friends. The 2020 Summer Lecture and Luncheon features well-known speaker, magazine editor, and flower arrangement specialist, Margot Shaw.

$80

Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival Wet-Paint Sale and Reception

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

View works created during the Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival! Featuring gallery-represented and emerging artists, this show offers the works for sale. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved.

Free

Emergent Landscapes Exhibit at Brahm

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Presented in the Rankin West Gallery. Emergent Landscapes: Mountains, Music, & Improvisation in the Paintings of Abie Harris. Abie Harris paints the mountains—he also paints the equally dynamic landscape of Bluegrass music. He is often doing both of these things at the same time. Rooted in Harris’s iterative approach to painting, the pictures in Emergent […]

Free

Scholars & Scones: Ginseng

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Dr. Jim Hamilton is Watauga County's Director of Cooperative Extension. For the last ten years, he's been huntin', plantin', transplanting, consuming, and teaching workshops about ginseng. Dr. Hamilton will discuss the significance of ginseng to western North Carolina, its role in local and global markets, and other cultural nuances of ‘seng.

Beautiful Needle Felted Landscapes

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Attendees will learn to needle felt a beautiful landscape using dyed wool roving. Using only barbed needles, students learn to turn a pile of fluff into a memorable scene of our amazing mountains. No experience needed and all are welcome. Kits will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their favorite mountain scene […]

$105 – $120

Making a Turkey Wing Broom- Workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Participants in this session will learn how to make a turkey wing broom. Cull processed hurl, separate the hurl into nine sections, tie sequentially into the shape of a wing, and fasten the handle using broom corn stalks.

$90 – $105

Blowing Rock Garden Club presents Jasmin’s Garden

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Answering the Call of Your Land: Seeing The Practical, Delightful, and Sacred in the Landscape This program will cover the functional issues in garden design and show how to transform your garden into something special. We will discuss techniques and draw from examples in our community that show beauty and utility in harmony and alignment. […]

$8

Virtual BRAHM Book Club: The Jack Tales by Richard Chase

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

A collection of folk tales from the southern Appalachians that center on a single character, the irrepressible Jack. Available via Zoom link on event website.

Free
Recurring

Guided Gallery Tours

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us for a docent-led tour to experience the artwork and historical artifacts on a deeper, more knowledgeable level.  Each Thursday and Saturday at 2pm!

Free

Virtual BRAHM Book Club: Pop: An Illustrated Novel

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Set in the run-up and aftermath of the 2016 election, Pop brings the Canard County trilogy to a close as Dawn, the young narrator of Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline, is now the mother of the seventeen-year-old Nicolette. Whereas Dawn has become increasingly agoraphobic as the internet persuades her the world is descending into chaos, Nicolette […]

Free
Recurring

Afternoon Art

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Children ages 6 - 10 are invited to join us for creative art-making activities through a variety of media, from watercolor to clay. Each week features a famous artist, book, or theme to serve as inspiration and guidance for the art-making activity.

$8
Recurring

Doodlebug Club

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Preschool-age children and a parent/guardian are invited to Doodlebug Club — a fun, educational art program focused on basic art skills (holding your paintbrush, identifying primary colors, etc.).

$8