Asheville Art Museum

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2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA
www.ashevilleart.org - (828) 253-3227
Asheville Art Museum - Another photographic piece by William Wegman
Asheville Art Museum - You need to look around at the Asheville Art Museum.  Up is a good direction.
Asheville Art Museum - Permanent collections feature North Carolina artists, including 'Art Student' by Eugene Thomason.
Asheville Art Museum - William Wegman has gone to the dogs at the Asheville Art Museum.
Asheville Art Museum - The temporary exhibit while I was there...
Asheville Art Museum - Main Hall (where you enter) of Asheville Art Museum.
Asheville Art Museum - Still looking up at the Asheville Art Museum.

Asheville Art Museum Reviews

vances vances
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Gone to the Dogs Aug 28, 2015
A reasonably priced and perfectly sized space, the Asheville Art Museum is conveniently located in the heart of downtown (Pack Square, where the Vance Memorial is!). I was drawn in by their temporary exhibit of William Wegman, the photographer famed for posing dogs. Yes, much of his work is schmaltzy, but I will always be a fan due to my enjoyment of “Blue Period with Banjo”.

The exhibits are spread across a three story structure and you simply wander about. Permanent collections are impressive and representative of North Carolina artistic maestros. I found it refreshingly informal and only encountered a patrolling attendant one time as I strolled the corridors. The true appeal may have been low attendance, for I relished being able to eye a single piece as long as I wanted, without feeling pressured to move on and get out of another patron’s way. Of course I am hopelessly human, because I similarly savored being able to walk up to each piece without some idiot standing in front of it!

The Asheville Art Museum is not a repository for miraculous masterpieces, but the lack of authority and crowds made for a relaxed enjoyment of some great works.
Let's get primed!
Main Hall (where you enter) of Ash…
The temporary exhibit while I was …
William Wegman has gone to the dog…
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