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Our goal is to provide some creative light to these uncertain and challenging times.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to connect with #BRAHMatHome.

What does it take to deinstall an exhibition? Check out this hilarious video for a "quick" and fun look at the deinstallation process of the exhibition of Sound Machines: Stringed Instruments by the Capozzoli Guitar Company

Mark has been the Facility Manager at BRAHM since 2016. To say that Mark can do just about anything may be an understatement. His many contributions blend seamlessly into the facility, whether it is hanging the Gift Shop sign on the outside of the building, a giant wreath over the front door, or creating smooth, angled walls that appear built-in to a gallery. Mark’s painting and building skills lend uniquely to BRAHM, as does his craftsmanship (he built the bar your cold beverages come from at BRAHM receptions).  

Friday showcase time!! Check out these fantastic works of art from Doodlebugs and some of our Afternoon Art Crew. Well done!

The musicians of western North Carolina are known for their skill. In this video by William Ritter, he highlights and discusses the styles of three Mitchell county guitar players against the backdrop of pre-WWII guitar playing in Western North Carolina.  

Thursday's are for throwbacks! (Right?) We thought we could start the morning off by taking a look at one of our past exhibitions: "Modern Visions, Modern Art: The Cone Sisters in North Carolina."

For today's creative spark, we have three offerings to engage our minds in a productive, creative way. Here are three things to consider, to challenge, and to celebrate. Let us know your thoughts!

Sir BRAHM is no ordinary puppet... he's part of our Education Collection at the museum! He was created by artist Frank Sherrill and is one of several puppets we have by the artist in our Education Collection.

It's time to create! Let's draw a self-portrait in the style of Frida Kahlo. What animals might you consider including in your self-portraits? 

This week, we're highlighting exhibiting artist Brent Skidmore. Watch a brief interview and check out his fascinating work.

As we experience a collective at-home confinement, who better to celebrate than Frida? We hope you will be inspired to create your own self portrait (with or without your pets!) in the style of Frida Kahlo.

In Seth's 16 minute interview, he stresses the importance of the High Country community to the success of his business.

We love a good art challenge so here's a unique one from our friends across the pond... Dutch TV show Tussen Kunst en Kitsch (translates to "Between Art and Kitsch"; similar to our Antiques Roadshow) is challenging folks stuck at home to recreate their favorite classical pieces, using the hashtag #tussenkunstenquarantaine

To continue to connect with our community, we have launched #BRAHMatHome. Featuring a variety of artistic challenges, deep-dives, unique gallery tours, program highlights, and youth engagement, we aim to provide some creative light to these uncertain and challenging times.