The Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina has appointed Jeff Arnal its executive director. BMCM + AC has just completed a three-year expansion. Arnal is a founder of the performance platform Free Range Asheville, and previously worked as a senior specialist at the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.
In a statement, he said: “It is an honor and privilege to have the extraordinary opportunity to promote and preserve the legacy of Black Mountain College; a legacy that continues to reverberate throughout the arts and cultural community today. From the beginning, Black Mountain College famously embraced dialogue, experimentation, and hard work in an open and inclusive community. I am eager to continue to turn over the many historic elements of BMC and examine how these threads are connected to the field.”
Arnal will begin his new job on August 1.