In the face of extreme tuition cost, corporatized profit-driven learning, and a “one size fits all” curriculum that define the limitations of public and private higher education, we are presenting an alternative. Black Mountain School is a socially integrated experience that features an intimate class size, emphasis on labor, and communal living. Educators create the content of study, students determine their level of engagement, and community is sustained through collective participation. Our first sessions were held this summer in a month long program, comprised of two two-week sessions, which ran from May 21st - June 17th. We will release a call for applications for Summer 2017 in late fall.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

BUCKMINSTER FULLER INSTITUTE
4.27.2016

Black Mountain School, an experiment in education and community in the spirit of Black Mountain College, will open in May 2016. The new school, which has been founded by two North Carolina artists, is inspired by Black Mountain College, where Fuller was a key faculty member. The school’s first summer sessions (which are already full), will begin on May 21...

 

TEMPORARY ART REVIEW
4.12.2016

As a fundamental departure from corporatized profit-driven learning, a “one size fits all” curriculum, and the programmatic, and bureaucratic uniformities that define accredited institutions of higher education, Black Mountain School is an opportunity for students and educators to collaborate in generating knowledge and forming new visual experiences...

 

ARTRIBUNE
4.3.2016

Black Mountain School happens that in 2016, on the remains, on memory, on the glories, the myth - you decide - of the name that has become involuntarily a brand, a group of artists North Carolina decide to establish a school inspired by the legendary college which ceased its activities in 1957...

 

ART FORUM
3.16.2016

North Carolina artists have founded a new school inspired by the legendary avant-garde Black Mountain College, Art in America’s Erick Lyle reports. The new school—Black Mountain School—cites extreme tuition costs, corporatized profit-driven learning, and a one-size-fits-all curriculum as the reasons there is a need for a school that embodies the principles that governed...

 

ART IN AMERICA
3.9.2016

This summer, the organizers of the new Black Mountain School will seek to reconstruct a lost environment in hopes of yielding a powerfully new set of results. Only time will tell if an encounter between a hallowed site’s mythology and the students of a new era can spark a genuinely distinctive sensibility...