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October 2017

Movies at the Museum: Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Filmmaker Harry Moses offers humorous and revealing insight into the art authentication process in America by documenting the remarkable tale of a seventy-three-year-old former long haul trucker who was snubbed by the art establishment after purchasing a Jackson Pollock painting for five dollars at a local thrift shop. When Teri Horton purchased a painting by one of the twentieth century's most respected abstract expressionist artists, she never suspected that she would find herself struggling against some of the most powerful…

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High Country Home Movie Day

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Join us for the second annual Home Movie Day of the High Country! Home Movie Day is a nation-wide movement that celebrates amateur filmmaking, and provides the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with a community audience. Do you have home movies from your childhood? From your parents’ childhoods? Maybe even film you’ve never seen? Don’t throw that film away — home movies are an important piece of our cultural heritage. Bring your family…

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The Civil War in Western North Carolina

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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This critical period began with a secession crisis before the conflict began — more than two-thirds of the voters in the region opposed the coming of the Confederacy. Large numbers of volunteers joined both the Confederate and Union armies. As the Confederacy imposed conscription and the income tax, opposition to the South increased and desertion from Confederate armies became an epidemic. Violence became a source of anxiety throughout the region and resulted in episodes like the Shelton Laurel massacre. Zebulon…

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November 2017

Blowing Rock: A Sense of Place

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Is Blowing Rock unique?  Is it historic? Does the area convey a sense of place? Historian Trent Margrif will explore these and other topics in his presentation. With the themes of BRAHM’s exhibition The History of Blowing Rock as a guide, Margrif will share rare photos and unique oral histories, and provide general observations of the community. Having scanned 10,000 images from the collections of the Blowing Rock Historical Society and as the author of Blowing Rock Revisited, Trent will offer an…

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The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Before the film, make sure to explore BRAHM’s brand new exhibition Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons (November 11, 2017-March 17, 2018). Also, be sure to pick up your ticket early, and take it to Bistro Roca for 10% of your meal before the film! An audience favorite at Sundance, The True Meaning of Pictures is an introduction to the work of photographer Shelby Lee Adams. Born in Eastern Kentucky, Adams has devoted 30 years of…

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Us The Duo

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$10 - $20

With Us The Duo’s new album Just Love, recorded after two years of explosive social media fame, widespread press and TV attention, national touring, a major-label album, and recent self-declared independence, the husband-and-wife musical team of Michael and Carissa Alvarado find themselves — to borrow a lyric from one of their songs — right where they should be. Just Love, the first album by the Southern California-based singing/songwriting couple since 2014’s No Matter Where You Are was recorded at The Smoakstack Studio in…

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Coffee with the Curator, featuring “The History of Blowing Rock”

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Take a walk through the galleries with the Curator, and guest curators Dr. Andrea Burns and Trent Margrif, and get a behind-the-scenes look into "The History of Blowing Rock." Guests are invited to converse and pose questions while enjoying complimentary cookies (courtesy of Appalachia Cookie Co.) and coffee (courtesy of Hatchet Coffee Co.) with the Curator at the Museum.   Special thanks to our sponsors: Appalachia Cookie Co. & Hatchett Coffee Complimentary with General Admission, Free for Members

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December 2017

Carols and Wassailing

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Come sing in Christmas with our wintertime sing-along! We'll enjoy hot cider and treats while sharing carols and other Christmastime tunes! Our host, Saro Lynch-Thomason, will teach a few songs from English wassailing traditions, a practice going back to medieval times in which peasants would sing for cider, gifts and food at the homes of nobles. We will also sing carols collected from the Appalachian Mountains. Participants are welcome to bring seasonal songs good for singing in groups! BRAHM's galleries…

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February 2018

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$15 - $35

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesty. The Trocks, as they are affectionately known, is a company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works in faithful renditions of the manners and conceits of those dance styles. Since the beginning,…

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond

February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$15 - $25

Starring the fierce fiddling duo, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary. With the “Visions” show, Natalie and Donnell share their legendary musical traditions of their hometowns of Lakefield, Ontario and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with an expanded show that highlights the unique talents, influences and stories of this amazing, growing clan through dancing, singing and, of course, world-class music making. “Flying notes,…

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