AC Hotel Spartanburg

Join AC Hotel Spartanburg for a museum-quality art experience—and live music—every third Thursday evening during ArtWalk.

We encourage visitors to interact with masterworks on loan from the nationally acclaimed Johnson Collection. Wander through our lobby and second floor spaces, where you’ll find some 40+ objects on view—paintings, works on paper, textiles, and sculpture—created by faculty members and students at the progressive arts enclave of Black Mountain College.

Sequestered in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Black Mountain College was a living laboratory for creative experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration, attracting artists, musicians, dancers, poets and thinkers from around the world. Operating between the years 1933 and 1957, the school’s roster included luminaries of the burgeoning modern art scene—groundbreaking artists who would play vital roles in shaping twentieth century aesthetics.

Many of the school’s leaders—including the school’s longtime director and Bauhaus master Josef Albers—were intellectual refugees who had fled Nazi oppression. Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Noland, Robert Motherwell, Elaine de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Ilya Bolotowsky, Ruth Asawa, and Esteban Vicente are among the artists whose work is featured at AC Hotel Spartanburg.

Come to ArtWalk to explore the story and significance of this stellar selection of Southern art.