Upcoming Exhibits


Millhands / 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.


Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection

August 8 – November 2, 2015

Featuring thirty-eight Southern masterworks, Romantic Spirits will be on view at the museum from August 8 to November 2, 2015, and is generously loaned by The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection’s debut publication, Romantic Spirits, examines the core concepts of the romantic movement as it unfolded in fine art of the American South and, in particular, as borne out in these works in the collection’s holdings of seminal nineteenth century paintings.

Photo credit: William Charles Anthony Frerichs (1829-1905). Falls of Tamahaka, Cherokee County, North Carolina, after 1855. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.

Corrina Sephora Mensoff. The Walking Boat, 2003. Forged, fabricated, and painted copper. Courtesy of the artist.

The Sculptor’s Voice 

August 15 – November 14, 2015

Guest curated by local artist Bill Brown, Jr., BRAHM is proud to present its first sculpture retrospective, The Sculptors Voice. Visitors to the exhibit will experience different approaches to sculpture as a medium, explored and interpreted by artists across the southeast. Exhibiting artist include John Acorn, Rick Beck, Tinka Jordy, Hanna Jubran, and Corrina Sephora Mensoff.

Photo credit: Corrina Sephora Mensoff. The Walking Boat, 2003. Forged, fabricated, and painted copper. Courtesy of the artist.



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