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SKATE show

SKATE show

Now on display in The Thompson Gallery through July 3, 2021

The Longest Threads

The Longest Threads

Now on display in The Joel Gallery through May 29, 2021

Now on Display at The Bascom

The Bascom’s major exhibitions highlight the work of the artists who live and work in our region, Bascom instructors and students, Artist Fellows and Residents, as well as world-renowned artists whose work might not otherwise be seen in this region. The Bascom's 3 galleries and the Winkler Sculpture and Nature Trail are host to approximately 10 exhibitions each year, which pair with our Outreach and Education departments to attract 20,000 visitors to The Bascom. Free guided tours are available upon advanced request.

Current Exhibitions

SKATE show

Tricks and transportation Cruising, gliding, sidewalk surfing Subculture to the Olympics. Hey, Tony Hawk on MasterClass Hi! I am delighted to...

Coming Soon

Contemporary Sculpture

What is sculpture? What is play? The final exhibition in the Bunzl explores what contemporary sculpture is and looks like and how the medium can best be utilized to...

Outdoor Sculpture

2021 marks the beginning of an annual outdoor sculpture switch out on The Bascom Campus. Every year, we will select a handful of sculptors to install their work throughout...


This special exhibition is presented in partnership with Highlands Motoring Festival in the Bascom’s Bunzl Gallery. FreeWheeling: The Allure of the Automobile in...

Members Challenge: PLAY!

This year’s members challenge is based on our 2021 annual theme: PLAY! Bascom member artists are asked to submit an original piece of art that they feel best...

Chamber Music Cover Art

The Bascom is proud to partner with the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival and celebrate their 40th anniversary! Each year HCCMF releases a program of their events...

Art League

The Bascom has played host to countless Art League meetings over the years. This year we aim to show off the talent that surrounds us on the Highlands Cashiers Plateau. 



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Lorena D. Bayless, Dan + Marty Boone, Elva + Tom Brady, Lynn DeVault + Glo Ghegan, Dimmitt Chevrolet, Martha + Michael Dupuis
Ruthie Edwards, Highlands Chamber of Commerce, Jane Jerry, Madeline + Fred Knox, Ione + John Lee, Bert Mobley, Stephanie + William Reeves
Schulzman-Neri Foundation, Marie Sharpe, Martha Sutherland-Wright

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