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We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies has resumed publication, with Volume 9: Archives and Histories available now.

The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed open-access digital publication of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC). The Journal seeks to host diverse works by writers and artists of varied backgrounds. We welcome academic articles, essays, reviews, poetry, images and forms of artistic expression.

Archives and Histories

An interdisciplinary approach to the archives and histories of Black Mountain College, featuring essays, artworks, poetry, interviews + more

Volume 9

The Paper Snake

This journal volume marks 50 years of The Paper Snake (1965) and “Something Else Entirely: Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins and the Making of The Paper Snake.”

Volume 8

BMC Writers

Explore the literary giants of BMC, take a look at the school through the perspective of student Trueman MacHenry + the educational philosophy of John Andrew Rice.

Volume 7

Progressive Education, Graphic Design + Women on Craft

Learn more about Civil Rights at Black Mountain College, BMC’s women potters + the art of graphic design in the Summer of 1945.

Volume 6

Buckminster Fuller

Essays, artworks + interviews exploring the multi-faceted approach of legendary architect, designer + philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller.

Volume 5

John Cage

A dynamic approach to John Cage + his legacy, examining his influences and his time at Black Mountain College.

Volume 4

BMC's Modern Legacy

Examining modernity at Black Mountain College through the lens of  Merce Cunningham, Jacob Lawrence, Josef Albers + More

Volume 3

Ray Johnson Tribute

Looking back on the life and works of Ray Johnson, featuring essays by Johnson scholars and an interview with Kenneth Snelson.

Volume 2

Inaugural Volume

Featuring an interview with Dorothea Rockburne and Connie Bostic | Martin Duberman’s Queer Historiography of BMC | The Teaching of Albers + More

Volume 1