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RO-10465-70

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Benjamin F. Williams (Project Director: May 1970 to present)

Visual Arts at Black Mountain College

To compile comprehensive body of material documenting the visual arts at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, which played a significant role in the American art scene from its founding in 1933 to its dissolution 1956. ABSTRACT: To compile comprehensive body of material documenting the visual arts at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, which played a significant role in the American art scene from its founding in 1933 to its dissolution 1956. A skeletal history of the College existing in the North Carolina archives provides little information about specific activities of persons involved and works of art created there, although a roster of artist and scholars who were teachers and students at Black Mountain includes, Walter Gropius, Robert Motherwell, Wilhelm DeKooning, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Ben Shahn, Franz Kline, Buckminster Fuller, Clement Greenberg, Erwin Panofsky and Robert Rauschenberg. By interviewing artist and scholars who studied or taught at the College, locating the College art collection, collecting photographs of works created there, material will be gathered for uses as basis of documentary catalogue and major exhibition to open at North Carolina Museum of Art in 1973-74. both catalogue and exhibition are designed to present the history, contribution and significance of the College in the development and history of twentieth century American art. Long-range value is establishment of body of material for later scholarly use. Funds for salaries, equipment, supplies, travel, per diem, research materials.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$9,000 (approved)
$9,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1970 – 8/31/1971