Current Exhibits


Floating Sculpture: Bruce Barclay Cameron Duck Decoy Collection

April 4 – July 26, 2015

Bringing treasures from the coast to our mountains, this prestigious collection of duck decoys analyzes the careful craftsmanship involved in creating these beautiful sculptures, allowing them to stand alone as highly appreciated works of art. Organized by the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC. MORE >

Photo Credit: Anthony Elmer Crowell, Preening Black Duck, c. 1900-1915, Painted white pine. Photo courtesy of Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC.

textileMillhands / Handmade
April 25 – July 26, 2015

Throughout history, the process of textile making has involved a lot of time and hardwork. Millhands/Handmade takes a look at the South’s vast textile history, from the growth of industrial mills and their effect on southern families, to regional textile artists working today and keeping handmade techniques alive through traditional practices. MORE . . . 

Photo credit: Lewis Hine, “Girl in Cherryville Mill,” 1908. Cherryville, NC. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, National Child Labor Committee Collection, LC-DIG-nclc-01357.

1923fire1923: The Blowing Rock Fire

May 9 – July 26, 2015

Visiting the village for the first time, you’d hardly find a trace of evidence of the devastating fire of 1923 that took down most of the town. After the event, the official Blowing Rock Fire Department was founded, and the town worked together to gather funds to purchase its first fire truck. This exhibition takes a look back at this significant moment in Blowing Rock’s history and is open in correspondence with the celebratory restoration of our historic fire truck that is to be revealed this July. BRAHM is excited to be collaborating with the Blowing Rock Historical Society and the Blowing Rock Fire Department to bring this project to our audience. MORE

studio12.AnneWelch_WilkesboroHomesteadPerceptions and Reflections

June 2 – 28, 2015

Members of the regional artist collaborative, Studio 12, are exhibiting their latest works in our Community Meeting Room! Exhibiting artists include Sarah Akins, Carole Childers, Vaun Healey, Lynn Hennessee, Marti Kardol, Jan Martin, Jo Moore, Jan Pennell, Judy Prevost, Irene Ridgway, Shirley Story, and Anne Welch. Works are available for sale by the artists. Painting: Anne Welch. Wilkesboro Homestead. Mixed media.




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