Thursday, February 5, 2009

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Tonight!!!

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Works in Progress with Q+A
is tonight--February 5th--at 7:00 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium!! Tickets are available at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Box Office, or by calling 828.251.5505.

Join us for this highly anticipated event!!

Image Credit:

Christo and Jeanne-Claude,
The Gates, Central Park,
New York
, 2005

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Works in Progress with Q+A is Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Join the conversation with Christo and Jeanne-Claude at the culmination of an exciting array of programming from the Asheville Art Musuem's smArt speak: Distinguished Artist Series. The talk on February 5th will center on their five decades of work together as well as works in progress. The extended Q+A period gives the audience the chance to delve into the minds of the innovative artists who brought NYC The Gates!

Don't miss it--get your tickets at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Box Office, online at or by calling 828.251.5505 today!

Visit or for more information on this event and the related programming.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Posters and More!

Christo and Jeanne-Claude
are coming to speak February 5th, 2009 and we are getting really excited! The Community Poster Installation Project begins January 15th. Be sure to visit the installation of signed high-quality prints in the windows of businesses around town. Maps will be available in the Museum Shop and on the Museum Web site,, beginning the week of January 15th. These framed prints, donated by the artists, will be available for purchase. Details will be on the Museum Web site as well.

An exhibition of the innovative works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, titled Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Projects will be opening at the Museum on January 16th. Join us that evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for an opening reception.

Tickets are selling fast for the smArt speak Christo and Jeanne-Claude lecture February 5th, so get yours today at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Box Office or at And be sure to take advantage of all the great upcoming programs!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Faith Ringgold: More Than 50 Years is TODAY!!

Today, Tuesday, November 18th, brings the highly anticipated event Faith Ringgold: More Than 50 Years at 7:00 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre. Tickets are still available at the Diana Wortham Theatre Box Office or by calling 828. 257.4530. Get your tickets now and then join us after the lecture for a book signing and raffle! Raffle tickets are available at the event for $5.00 each for a chance to win a pair of Patron Tickets to Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Works in Progress with Q+A, these tickets include a special dinner with the artists, or Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts signed by Faith Ringgold and Faith Ringgold notecards. Don't miss this exciting evening!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Art Spiegelman: History of Comix 101 is TODAY!!!

The countdown has begun! It is only a matter of hours until we get to hear Art Spiegelman's much anticipated talk, History of Comix 101. Spiegelman is speaking at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Books will be available for sale at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium before and after the event...and 100 books have been signed by Spiegelman!! So get there early to get your signed book and tickets to hear Art Spiegelman: History of Comix 101. See you there!

Image courtesy of Art Spiegelman.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

XTO+J-C - what?

that's the name of the book I'm reading right now - subtitled An Authorized Biography, by Burt Chernow. We'll be getting it into our Museum Shop soon. It's very informative!!!

We've got tons of smArt speak books in our Museum Shop now - books by and about our artists (Ringgold, Spiegelman, Christo and Jeanne-Claude) as well as books by folks who are associated with our attendant programs - Hope Larson, Harvey Pekar, etc.

It's awesome - everytime I walk past the counter I see something new. Books like, Open Me, I'm a Dog! by Art Spiegelman - it's a great children's book that adults won't mind reading 500 times to their 4 year old.

tickets ARE on sale!

Tix are now on sale for the remaining smArt speak artists!

Go to the respective box offices - in person, on the web or over the phone - Diana Wortham Theatre for Faith Ringgold, or Thomas Wolfe Auditorium for Art Spiegelman and/or Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

See you at the talks!