Admission to the Turchin Center is FREE.
We look forward to seeing you in 2022.
The Call for Entries for the 36th Rosen Sculpture Competition is now open.
The Turchin Center galleries are open to the public Tuesday – Thursday and Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm and Fridays from Noon – 8 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free.
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Covid-19 protocols and procedures follow the recommended guidelines of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Appalachian State University. Those planning to visit the Turchin Center are advised to visit the Appalachian State University Covid-19 updates webpage for current on-campus requirements which are updated as necessary to respond to current conditions. For additional information please contact us at 828-262-3017
The Turchin Center features two wings and six dynamic galleries with changing exhibitions of contemporary art works by national and international artists, as well as the finest local artists of our region. Outdoor sculptures are located across the Appalachian State University campus.
Art workshops, ARTtalks and Lunch & Learn programs supplement and enrich the exhibitions in the galleries. Exhibition Celebrations, the Rosen Sculpture Walk and First Friday events are being hosted in-person beginning in July 2021. ARTtalks and Lunch & Learn events will continue to be held in virtual format during summer 2021.
A variety of exhibitions and programs provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the arts and the world around them. The Turchin Center has reopened to the public, however, those not ready to visit can explore the walk-through videos, ARTtalks and learning guides available on-line. Educators are invited to use the Turchin Center as a resource in their classrooms. For more information about guided tour opportunities, visit the Learn page.
The Turchin Center engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in unique and meaningful experiences with the visual arts, by offering a wide array of dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach and collection programs. These programs support the university’s teaching mission, inspire lifelong engagement with the visual arts, and create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them. The center is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of arts supporters, while presenting exhibition and education programming that fosters dialogue about important issues facing today’s world, including social, racial and economic justice.
TURCHIN CENTER NEWS
Boone, North Carolina – A stunning site-specific art installation has just been completed on the outdoor grand staircase at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. The Turchin Center is situated on King Street and lies at the crossroads of Appalachian State University...
Jeana Eve Klein has been teaching at Appalachian State University for just over 16 years. She is a professor of fibers and assistant chair for curriculum in the art department and recently she was asked to join the Turchin Center advisory board. She sees her role as a...
Boone, North Carolina – About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, named for university benefactors Robert and Lillian Turchin, fulfills Appalachian State University's long-held mission of providing a home for world-class...