Join us for an engaging lecture on Thursday Art & Culture Talks, from May to October. The program begins at 6 pm. Free for Museum members and $5 for Non-members.
From Fresh Chèvre to Bloomy Rinds: Cheesemakers of WNC
Thursday, Apr 20, 6:00pm
Kick off Savor Blowing Rock at BRAHM and meet makers of artisanal cheese from four Western North Carolina creameries and dairies.
From the Wilderness Road to the Underground Railroad
Thursday, July 14, 6:00pm
Learn the history of two of the most significant roads in American history; The Wilderness Road and the Underground Railroad.
Romare Bearden: My Friend
September 14, 6:00pm
Join curator Jerald Melberg as he shares stories and anecdotes about his friend Romare Bearden.
The Broken Flower: A Reading of Nature Poems by poet Jeffery Beam
Thursday, Jun 22, 6:00pm
Jeffery Beam will be reading and singing a selection of his poems that are rooted in the earthly shadows of garden, woods, fields, mountains, and world waters.
The Big Bang of Modern American Music: The Lasting Impact of 1920s-era Appalachian Recording Sessions
Thursday, Aug 24, 6:00pm
Hear historian Ted Olson discuss the iconic early 20th century Appalachian Music Recordings.
The Civil War in Western North Carolina
Thursday, Oct 26, 11:00am
Dr. Gordon B. McKinney describes the arc of the Civil War through the perspective of the Western North Carolina region.
TAC Talks are sponsored by First Citizens Bank
- Will Harlan on his book, Untamed, the Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island
- Going Outside, Reflections on life as a painter, a countrywoman and a backpacker
- Blowing Rock, the Grandfather of Appalachian Tourism
- The Art (science and business) of Beer
- The Best in Motion Pictures with Gary Boye
- Reflections on A Persistence of Vision with artist Ralph Burns
- The State of the Arts in North Carolina with Frank Stasio
- Jeremy B Jones: Appalachia through Memoir and Song
- D.C. North: Floating Sculptures: Duck Decoys, An American Folk Art
- Paul Brown: Musical Crossroads in the Piedmont and Mountain South
- Gerret Warner and Mimi Gredy: Vollis Simpson, the Artist Who Rejuvenated a Town
- Martha Severens: Reflections on Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings from the Johnson Collection
- Phil Jamison: Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance
- Peter White, NC Botanical Gardens
- Joseph Bathanti, NC Poet Laureate
- Margaret Supplee Smith and Emily Herring Wilson, authors of North Carolina Women Making History
- Elizabeth Hudson, editor of Our State Magazine
- Wayne Clawson, "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," by Robert William Service
- Dr. Pat Beaver, “Voices from the Headwaters, stories, testimonials and reminiscences from three neighboring Blue Ridge communities”
- Doug Holstein, Around the World, Photography
- William Mangum, Celebrating Life Through Art
- Wayne Martin, Peace Behind the Bridge’: Documenting Traditional Music in Western North Carolina
- Elliott Engel, Winston Churchill
- Shannon Vickery, The Educational Role of Public Television
- Collecting Friends (Alexander, Bost, Gray, Murray), Art Among Friends, Roundtable Talk
- Julia Ebel and Ralph Lentz, The Picture Man
- Bill Leslie, Blue Ridge Reunion: Book and Music Project
- Dr. David Moore, The Berry Archaeological Site in Burke County, NC
- Bill Brown, Experiences and Insight after 35 Years of Creating Sculptures.
- Dr. Elliot Engel, Scarlett Fever: The Greatness of 'Gone with the Wind'
- Mrs. Barry Huffman, Collecting Folk Art
- Bob Trotman, Bob Trotman’s Sculpture
- Sharyn McCrumb with Michael Hardy, Ghost Riders and the Civil War
- Jonathan Stuhlman, How to Read a Painting
- Warren Bingham, George Washington Really Did Sleep in North Carolina: The Presidential Tour of 1791
- Bill and Jewell Magee, History of the Mountain Dulcimer
- Joe Miller, With a Warm Handshake: A Performance by Joe Miller
- Janet Calhoun, Pottery Traditions in the Mountains
- Karl Campbell, Senator Sam
- Lee Rocamora, Richard Ritter, Collecting Art and the Penland Connection
- Wes Waugh, Making Art: Right Brain, Left Brain, Whole Brain
- Andrew Bunch, Keepers of the Past: The Power of Collecting Art
- Pat Pilkington and Sheri Furman, The Art of Flowers