Asheville, North Carolina: BMC
Months after the official Bauhaus closing, Josef Albers was invited to teach at the newly-formed Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina, despite knowing little English. The first visual art teacher at the college, Albers integrated many of the lessons from the Bauhaus into the curriculum, teaching influential courses in design, color, and material. Albers’s students included Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, and Susan Weil, and his teaching had a lasting influence on both American art and education.
Image: Students in one of Josef Albers's color theory classes. Courtesy Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina, Asheville, NC.