Educating the Future: Black Mountain College

0 out of 5


In 1933 a radical school opened in rural North Carolina and an artistic revolution was born. It was an experimental and influential institution of higher education, renowned for its avant-garde approach to learning. It brought together a remarkable community of artists, musicians, poets, and scholars, fostering a cross-disciplinary and collaborative environment.

This talk introduces Black Mountain College, its educational philosophies and how it intended to shape the future of art and learning. We will look at the core of the school’s curriculum specifically focusing on the art and pedagogical work of the school’s first art teachers Anni and Josef Albers.



This video is free of charge for our members. If you are a member, please, use this link to access the free version. If you want to become a member – here you will find more details about our plans and will be able to join us!


SKU: BMC Categories: Global debates, Visual art




Speaker: Sarah Jaffray

Sarah Jaffray holds a BA and MA in Art History with an emphasis in 19th/20th century France and a minor in the Italian Renaissance. She holds a second MA in Cultural Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. Sarah was a lecturer for several colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area before relocating to London in 2012. She has worked in curatorial roles at the British Museum and Wellcome Collection. Sarah is currently a lecturer at the University of Arts London and Coordinator for City Lit’s Art History programme. Her art historical practice focuses on experimental narratives, artistic process, art pedagogy, politics and philosophy. Sarah’s current research is focused on translation and empathy.

Find inspiration from the comfort of your own space:

  • ~50 mins of lecture material

  • professional speaker and captivating presentation

  • easy to follow: no previous knowledge needed

  • unlimited access: pause and continue anytime

Thinking of purchasing more than one lecture? – Consider getting a membership and enjoy hundreds of videos from our archive!


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Educating the Future: Black Mountain College”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap