COVID 19 INFORMATION
We are pleased to announce that the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is implementing a gradual public re-opening of our galleries. In order to ensure the health and safety of museum visitors and staff, capacity will be limited. Protocols and procedures will follow the recommended guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Appalachian State University.
Beginning on May 13, 2021, the Turchin Center galleries will be open to the public using a timed appointment/ticketing entry system. Registration will be required and a sign up form will be available here in mid-April.
In the meantime, we continue to provide access to our galleries and programs through our website, walk-through videos, online ARTtalks, learning guides and virtual workshops. We invite you to take advantage of these online virtual resources, and look forward to welcoming you back to the Turchin Center soon!
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
Joshua White, Associate Professor of Studio Art, Photography at Appalachian State University, and Turchin Center board member takes us on a fascinating demonstration of the wet plate collodion process (Tintype). He also shares the philosophy of his practice and...
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...