Happy BRAHM Day!
To celebrate its successful first year of operations, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) invites the community to participate in two planned special activities.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m., the inaugural Alexander Arts Lecture will be highlighted by a talk given by Dr. Sylvia Yount, chief curator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va. The title of her talk is “Landscapes of Southern Identity” and will feature discussion of paintings by numerous American artists, including Elliott Daingerfield, George Inness, Joshua Shaw and others. The lecture will be followed by light refreshments. Cost is $30 per person.
The Alexander Arts Lecture will be held each fall in the museum. This endowed lecture series will focus on American art in honor of the contributions of Patty and Welborn Alexander, founding members of BRAHM.
According to BRAHM, “The goal of this lecture is to engage diverse audiences and create a cultural dialogue, enriching the lives of the participants with current perspectives in the visual arts.”
On Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m., BRAHM will officially celebrate its birthday with cake and punch for everyone in attendance. Admission to the museum will be free that day, and special entertainment will feature old-time music on the porch by Glenn Bolick, Max Woody, Janet Bolick Calhoun and many others. An art project will also be supplied for all children who wish to participate.
BRAHM is located at 159 Chestnut St. in downtown Blowing Rock. For more information, call (828) 295-9099 or visit http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org.