Black Mountain College.
North Carolina, U.S.A.
Established in 1933 and directed by John Price, it soon
attracted prominent artists, writers, playwrights,
musicians and dancers with a multidisciplinary
curriculum reminiscent of the *Bauhaus. *Albers, who had
taught at the Bauhaus, provided its particular
direction. In 1936 Albers invited his former Bauhaus
colleague Xanti Schawinsky to expand the art faculty:
visitors included Aldous Huxley, *Leger, *Feininger,
etc. In 1940 15.M.C. moved to Lake Bden, N. Carolina,
and from1944 its summer school became famous and
attracted experimental artists from various disciplines
who collaborated in *performances, e.g. John Cage, Merce
Cunningham, *De Kooning, Buckminster Fuller,
*Rauschenberg, *Motherwell, etc.
Logo for Black Mountain College.