Black Mountain. An interdisciplinary experiment 1933—1957

Black Mountain College: Sue Spayth (li) und  unbekannte Studierende vor der Lee Hall,  Blue Ridge Campus, um 1938 / Black  Mountain College: Sue Spayth (le) and  students in front of Lee Hall, Blue Ridge  Campus, around 1938  © Courtesy of Western Regional Archives,  States Archives of North Carolina

Founded in 1933 in North Carolina, USA, Black Mountain College rapidly rose to fame on account of its progressive and at that time unique educational concept. Artists such as John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg were among the many prominent figures who taught or studied there. Inspired by the forward-thinking pedagogical ideas of philosopher John Dewey, the experimental, interdisciplinary educational institute exerted an enormous influence upon the development of the arts in the second half of the 20th century.  The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin presents the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany devoted to this legendary university experiment.

Fri, 5 Jun, 16.45h
5 Jun 201527 Sep 2015

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