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“Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains”
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is a non-profit organization located at 159 Chestnut Street (on the corner of Chestnut and Main streets) in Blowing Rock, Watauga County, North Carolina, a small village nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its mission is to promote visual arts and history and to celebrate the rich heritage of the mountains. Organized in 1999 in response to a generous offer of Elliott Daingerfield artwork, the museum was incorporated in January 2001, and received its 501(c)3 non-profit status from the IRS in May 2002. It opened to the public in October 2011. BRAHM is governed by a Board of Trustees that currently has 18 members as follows: Chelsea Garrett (interim President); Linda Russell (Vice President); Rebecca Ficklen (Executive Committee Member-at-Large); Bill Brown; Herbert Cohen (Founder Emeritus); Joseph D. Dulaney (Founder Emeritus); José Agustin Fumero (Founder Emeritus); Lamont Hudson (Founder Emeritus); Ed Kelly; Tim Miller; Virginia Powell; Ramona Presson; Ben Shoemake; Norma Suddreth; Linda Gilleland; Virginia Vanstory; and Executive Director Joann C. Mitchell.
Wow! I was really impressed when I visited in late June 2019. I enjoyed the short video at the beginning which covered Blowing Rock history. I was there on a day when the artist's cottage was... Read more
We visited in late June. The building itself is a work of art. The exhibit rooms display a variety of art types. My favorite on this visit was Ronnie Hughes' glass sculptures which were... Read more
Stopped in on a rainy day and enjoyed the museum. Each room was beautifully curated with a different theme. We also stopped into the cottage and met a local artist making baskets. She is part of... Read more
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
- Tue - Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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