COVID 19 INFORMATION
Based on a priority to maintain the health and safety of our visitors and staff during COVID-19, the Turchin Center will remain closed to the public for the duration of Fall Semester. We are providing continuity of our programming by providing access to our galleries and programs through our website, walk-through videos, ARTtalks, learning guides, and virtual workshops.
While the Turchin Center is closed to the public, we are providing continuity of our programming by providing access to our galleries and programs through our website, walk-through videos, ARTtalks, learning guides, and virtual workshops. The Turchin Center’s administrative offices are open and the staff is available to assist students, faculty, staff and community members with digital information and online resources related to our exhibitions. Please contact us at 828-262-3017, or reach out to our staff via email, and let us know how we can assist you.
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 and are currently being offered in digital format. Exhibition Celebrations and First Friday events are currently on hold due to COVID-19 and will resume when it is safe to do so.
A variety of exhibitions and programs provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the arts and the world around them. While the Turchin is closed due to COVID-19, walk-through videos, ARTtalks and learning guides are available on-line. Educators are invited to use the Turchin Center as a resource in their classrooms. Appalachian State University students, faculty and staff can request access to the Turchin Center for academic purposes.
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
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 – For the last 34 years, the annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition has showcased contemporary American sculpture in outdoor settings across the campus of Appalachian State University. The sculptures in this year’s...
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...