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April 2011

Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Offers an Exhibition from its Collection

The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is presenting the exhibit, An Inside View, on view in the Museum’s Holden Community Gallery through July 10, 2011.

An Inside View examines the notion of interior environments as depicted by a number of artists throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The word “interior” suggests defined spaces whether they be the interior of a building or a city or even a region. Drawn from the collection of the Asheville Art Museum, this exhibition looks at familiar interiors - in homes, work spaces and public buildings - and moves outward to consider interiors within cities and regions.

Often peopled, although not exclusively, these inside views provide a glimpse of where, and at times, how people live their lives or observe the lives of others. Sometimes the view is from the inside out, where from the comfort of one’s own spaces a world is viewed that exists just outside, but within view. Although wide open spaces are not often thought of as interior, indeed that is one of the definitions of the word and is often interchangeable with the words center, heart or core. This exhibition looks at examples of works that demonstrate this idea. An Inside View also looks at Modernism’s sense of the interior with the abstract works of Josef and Anni Albers among others.

Included in the exhibition are works by regional artists such as Bayard Wootten, Anthony Lord, Will Henry Stevens and Mark Peiser as well as artists external to the region such as Sally Gall, Irving Kriesbert, Raphael Soyer and Margaret Bourke-White.

This exhibition was organized and curated by the Asheville Art Museum. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Village Antiques and Interiors, Inc. and Ray Griffin and Thom Robinson.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, 828/253-3227 or visit (


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