Please Note!  The Bascom will be closed

Wednesday, January 28 to Friday, January 30!  

Ends of The Earth: Marytn Lucas
January 10 to March 29
Bunzl Gallery
Reception and Artist Talk: March 21; 5 to 7 pm


Open 10 am to 5 pm daily

Reserved on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or by appointment, for research

Located in the downstairs Conference Room at The Bascom

This special collections library is filled with more than 2,500 donated art books for easy reference.  The Art Library is a non-circulating library that contains valuable resources for browsing and research.

The Bascom Launches New ARTalks Video Series

ARTalks 3: Potter Frank Vickery, Art by Appointment, Summer 2014
ARTalks 4: Ceramicist John Britt, Glaze Calculation, Summer 2014
ARTalks 5: Kids' Sculpture Camp with Kelsey Sickmeyer, Summer 2014
ARTalks 6: Painter Sheri Erickson, Pet Portraiture, Summer 2014
ARTalks 7: Artist Michael Polomik, Silkscreen T-Shirts, Summer 2014
ARTalks 8: Southern Lights Abstract Painting, Summer 2014
ARTalks 9: Tom Turner, A Passion in Porcelain, Summer 2014
ARTalks 10: The Three Potters, Fall 2014
ARTalks 11: The Bascom Resident Artist Program: featuring Mary Cotterman

2014 Community Outreach Video, Touching Hearts Through Art
Special thanks to Synergy Films 


The Bascom is proud to now offer Open Studio Packages to Bascom Members interested in being part of a studio community.  As an Open Studio Artist you will have access to the facilities, tools and equipment in the Dave Drake Studio Barn and the Adult Education Studio at any time during Open Studio hours.  Weekly classes are available to studio members as well as discounts on workshops.  Both studios share the same mission with a few differences that add to the variety of options available to participants of The Bascom's Open Studio program.  

The Photography Club 

The Book Club Meeting at The Bascom

The Book Club will be meeting in The Bascom Library from 3 to 5 pm on the following dates:

April 23: The Last Original Wife, Dorthea Benton Frank
May 28: The Boys In the Boat, Daniel James Brown
June 25: The Gift of Rain, Tan Twan Eng
July 23: Sofia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga, Monette Chilson
August 27: The Five Roosevelt Women, Betty Boyd Caroli
September 24: The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
October 22: A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines
For more information, please contact Patricia Williams at

Hours of Operation
Exhibition, Galleries
& The Shop

Monday through Saturday:
Sunday: 12–5pm

Administrative Offices
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Open Year Round!
323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741
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