Asheville Art Museum Answers A Three-Year-Old Question, Reopening Nov. 14

Sep 24, 2019

The Asheville Art Museum has finally set a reopening date — Nov. 14.

The evening view from the new plaza of the Asheville Art Museum.
Credit Matt Peiken | BPR News

The museum has been closed for three years while completing its $24 million renovation and expansion, with a number of construction and permitting hiccups along the way pushing back the project timeline.


The museum will reopen with 54,000 square feet — up from 12,000. It will feature a new rooftop sculpture terrace and cafe, atrium, public art installations, an all-ages play space and 10 new galleries showcasing the permanent collection.

Another highlight is “Appalachia Now," a premiere exhibition featuring work from 50 contemporary artists from North Carolina and four other Southern Appalachian states.

Daily general admission tickets are going up to $15 and the museum will be open daily except Tuesdays.