Art, Design, Education

Metropolis Magazine covers Black Mountain College Exhibit at ICA/Boston

Metropolis Magazine recently covered the “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957” exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (ICA).

A photo caption in the piece reads: “On the evening that Buckminster Fuller arrived at Black Mountain College to teach a summer session in 1948, he delivered an impromptu three-hour lecture. He also erected his first geodesic dome at the college.” Check out the Metropolis piece here.

Organized by Helen Molesworth, the ICA’s former Barbara Lee Chief Curator, with ICA Assistant Curator Ruth Erickson, Leap Before You Look is the first comprehensive museum exhibition on the subject of Black Mountain College to take place in the United States. The exhibition features individual works by more than ninety artists, student work, archival materials, a soundscape, as well as a piano and a dance floor for performances, and it will be accompanied by robust performance and educational programs.

The “Leap Before You Look” exhibit features 261 objects by more than a hundred artists and designers, including Josef and Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Merce Cunningham, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, and Cy Twombly, all of whom studied or taught at the school.

The exhibition opened on October 10th and will remain at ICA until January 24th. A catalog for the exhibition can be purchased here.