High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and other cultural experiences. Join us at our six-building, six-acre campus in Highlands, North Carolina. The Bascom offers you and your family and friends a community gathering-place amid art and nature, along with many program offerings. Admission is free.
Video: 2013 Outreach Programs
For information on how your group can participate in our outreach activities, call Will Barclift, Youth and Outreach Coordinator, at 828-787-2897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bascom In the News
Aiken Standard: TOM MACK’S ARTS AND HUMANITIES"New art museum opens in the mountains" Read the article »
Announcing: Director’s Circle Trip to CubaFebruary 3-10, 2014.
For more information download the brochure:
The Bascom Explores Cuba’s Art (394 KB)
In conjunction with American Art Today: Figures, three of Sorenson’s large bronze sculptures will be on display. Learn more »
The Bascom’s annual holiday event is a celebration of local artists and the Plateau’s non-profit organizations. Local non-profits decorate holiday trees that are displayed with donation boxes and promotional materials. It’s a fun and convenient way to support multiple groups in a festive outing.
The Highlands Plateau offers abundant inspiration to local residents, visitors, and artists of the area. Annually, The Bascom selects an artist or artists from submitted proposals for an exhibition to be mounted in the Loft Gallery. Proposals come from artists working in any media and living within a 60-mile radius of our Art Center. This year, The Bascom is pleased to present Kenn Kotora, of Asheville, NC, in this year’s In These Mountains. His exhibition, This Is My History, includes works that are contemporary, abstract, and grid-based.