Asheville Museums Reopen, With Restrictions, Under Updated State Guidelines

Sep 9, 2020

Credit Matt Peiken | BPR News

Asheville’s two leading visual arts institutions are reopening this week to fit within the guidelines of North Carolina’s Phase 2.5 restrictions.

The Asheville Art Museum has reopened for members and on Saturday reopens to the general public. Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center opens its doors Sept. 16. Both are requiring face coverings for all visitors.

The Asheville Art Museum is limiting attendance to half capacity and requiring timed tickets for entry. While the exhibition galleries, cafe and store will open, the research libeary and other areas will remain closed. Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center has extended its exhibition focusing on the women of Black Mountain College while also continuing its virtual programming.