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Lasting Impressions:  Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection

Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection

Sep 10 - Dec 3, 2022 in the Bunzl Gallery

Like No Other Place:  Photographs of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

Like No Other Place: Photographs of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

July 16 - Dec 31, 2022 in the Joel Gallery

Outdoor Sculpture 2022-2023

Outdoor Sculpture 2022-2023

Now on display through April 2023 along the Horst Winkler Sculpture Trail


The Bascom’s major exhibitions highlight the work of the artists who live and work in our region, Bascom instructors and students, Artist Fellows and Residents, as well as world-renowned artists whose work might not otherwise be seen in this region. The Bascom's 3 galleries and the Winkler Sculpture and Nature Trail are host to approximately 10 exhibitions each year, which pair with our Outreach and Education departments to attract 20,000 visitors to The Bascom. Free guided tours are available upon advanced request.

Coming Soon

Listening to the Land: Reimagining the Bartram Trail

Listening to the Land:  is a nine-month community celebration of the Bartram Trail, launching with the project-shaping photography exhibition With Rapture &...

W.R.A.P. - 2022-2023

The Bascom Winter Resident Artist Program, better known as the W.R.A.P., calls on Students or Faculty from the surrounding universities to submit site-specific installation...

Photography Artist in Residence Spring 2023

Each year The Bascom’s Photography Artist in Residence Program brings in educator-artists who offer new insights to our signature STEAM-focused curriculum, integrating basic...

Emergence: A Survey of Southeastern Studio Programs 2023

The Bascom is proud to present our fourth annual Emergence: A Survey of Southeastern Studio Programs, formerly known as 100 Miles.






Dan + Marty Boone, Hillary Cone, Margaret + Dallas Denny, Lynn DeVault + Glo Ghegan, Lisa + Carlos Evans, Carol Misner + Ann Huckstep, Jane Jerry, Lucy + Jack Kuhne, Nancy + Charles Lichtman, Marianne + Mark Mahaffey, Butchie + Alan Neely, C. Marie Sharpe, Marcia + Charlie Weber, Woodcrest Foundation, Ann Wrobleski + Phil Truluck

Share Your Bascom Experience with Us!

Whether you fell in love with a piece or were moved by an exhibit, inspired by an instructor, had a blast in our smART Space, or any other wonderful experience at The Bascom, we want to hear about it!

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Exhibitions & Shop:
Tuesday - Saturday; 10am - 5pm

Studio Barn Hours:
Monday - Saturday; 10am - 5pm
Sunday; 12pm/Noon - 5pm

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Visit: 323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741 (Map It)

Call: 828-526-4949 (Main)
828-787-2892 (Ceramics Studio)

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Learn more at http://www.ncarts.org.

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Funded in part by a grant from South Arts
in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.