The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New Executive Director for Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Katherine de Vos Devine. Photograph: Jared Lazarus/Duke Photography.

ASHEVILLE, NC.- Katherine de Vos Devine has been appointed the first Executive Director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, effective July 1, 2015, it was announced today by BMCM+AC Board Chair Dr. J. Richard Gruber. In her position at BMCM+AC she will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the institution as it expands its facilities and programs in downtown Asheville's vibrant cultural district.

Ms. Devine, who is completing her Ph.D. in Art History at Duke University, and who has been active in research and curatorial projects at Duke's Nasher Museum of Art, also received her J.D. degree from Duke in 2010. After completing a B.A. in Art History, also from Duke, she returned to her native New York City and worked as a paralegal at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, assisting with incorporations, tax-exempt status, corporate governance, and strategic planning for over 100 public charities and private foundations from 2005 to 2007. In that position, she worked with a diversity of non-profit organizations including museums, arts centers, dance troupes, and theater companies, among others.

Established in 1993, BMCM+AC celebrates the history and legacy of Black Mountain College (1933-57) and honors its role as a forerunner in progressive, interdisciplinary education with a focus on the arts. The College attracted an extraordinary roster of gifted individuals including Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Francine du Plessix Gray, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, and many others whose impact on the arts continues today.

Dr. Gruber stated, "Katherine is the perfect choice to join the team at this pivotal moment in BMCM+AC's history, as we expand our facility and programming to better serve our community and many visitors. Her experience in the arts, higher education, non-profit management, and with a distinguished law firm, made her the ideal candidate to be our inaugural Executive Director. Through her involvement in and passionate commitment to the arts and education, she fully grasps the role of the institution, its legacy, vital relevance today, and robust future as a unique place for art-centered education and interdisciplinary practice. Her knowledge, expertise, and engagement with the law, art history, and contemporary art - perfectly reflected in the title of her dissertation, Transformed: Contemporary Art, Copyright Law, and Fair Use - assure enlightened leadership and vision. We are delighted to welcome Katherine and look forward to working with her on the grand opening this summer of our new space and initiatives in development."

Ms. Devine said, "It is a pleasure and a privilege to join Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center as Executive Director. I am delighted to join Rick, the Board, Program Director Alice Sebrell, and the dedicated staff alongside our partners and supporters as we move forward into our next phase of growth that is ripe with opportunities. The legacy of Black Mountain College continues to resonate strongly with various communities around the world, and our new space and expanded programs will connect this legacy with contemporary art practices influenced and inspired by Black Mountain College. With great enthusiasm, I look forward to bringing my experience, passion, and ideas to this marvelous institution."

Ms. Devine was selected by a BMCM+AC Board committee following a rigorous national search.

Today's News

April 23, 2015

First major exhibition in the UK to present a history of Indigenous Australia opens

Christie's announces highlights of its Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper auctions

Shape of long-extinct Stegosaurus bony plates reveal if male or female

Director of Exhibitions at Creative Time Cara Starke named new Director of Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Museum of Modern Art launches walking tour of Jacob Lawrence's Harlem

Exhibition of new work by the Copenhagen-based artist Tal R opens at Victoria Miro

Exhibition of new photographs by Vik Muniz opens at Galerie Templon in Brussels

New Executive Director for Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Gutenberg Bible leaf and book bound for Queen Elizabeth I among highlights of Swann Galleries' auction

Exhibition of recent paintings and pastels by Lisa Yuskavage opens at David Zwirner

Garden Gnome Prop from Beatles Sgt. Pepper's cover sold for $42,500 at Heritage Auctions

Important Pablo Picasso ceramics lead Bonhams Prints and Multiples Sale on May 11

Pricey Chinese takeout at Quinn & Farmer as pair of huanghuali stools and zitan kang table sell for $700K

Auction first: Large Frank Reaugh pastel debuts at Heritage Auctions' Texas Art event

Freya Pocklington’s second solo exhibition with Breese Little opens in London

Exhibition of works by Lionel Estève on view at Galerie Perrotin in Paris

Tim Hailand's first solo exhibition in New York in over a decade opens at Kasher/Potamkin

Exhibition of photographs by Gesi Schilling on view at the Robin Rice Gallery

Newly discovered Asian treasures to be auctioned with Dreweatts

Work on paper by Willem de Kooning may sell for $700,000-900,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree's gallery in Atlanta

Exhibition of five new paintings by artist Rosson Crow opens at Sargent's Daughters

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- French nudists get cheeky with theme park and museum outings

2.- Galerie Miranda opens exhibition of works by Marina Berio

3.- European police seize 25,000 trafficked ancient finds

4.- Son's tribute to his late father £120,000 restoration of their Rover 95 offered at H&H Classics

5.- The National Gallery acquires Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait

6.- Thieves steal ancient arrow poison from Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in the Netherlands

7.- Researchers discover the oldest giant dinosaur species that inhabited the Earth

8.- One of J.M.W.Turner's greatest watercolours left in private hands sells for £2 million

9.- Louvre sets up Beyonce and Jay-Z art tour

10.- A 'Japanese tip': the origami art left by diners

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful