Photo courtesy of the Western Regional Archives, a branch of the North Carolina State Archives

This exhibit examines the history and legacy of the experimental educational institution known as Black Mountain College that was nestled in the Swannanoa Valley of North Carolina from 1933 to 1957. The school's two picturesque locations in this area served to inspire the creativity of both faculty and students, and fostered a unique atmosphere for a variety of artists such as dancers, musicians, photographers, painters, and poets.