aSHEville Museum in downtown Asheville near the Grove Arcade is the first women's cultural museum in the southeast United States. It opened part of the museum in July and plans to have ten exhibits completed by fall, ranging from historic to contemporary and local to national to global. A sampling of exhibits include:
- Appalachian Women: Meet the pioneer women of the Appalachia along with some of the phenomenal women of Asheville and Buncombe County.
- 100+ Years of Sexism in Advertising: Follow print advertising from the 1890s to the present and watch the way the portrayal of women has evolved.
- A Day in Her Life, Women Around the World: Experience a series of glimpses into the lives of women around the world as captured by the lens of international award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale.
Located at 35 Wall Street, aSHEville Museum's mission is to contribute to the creation of a more just and equitable world by sharing engaging stories, facts, narratives, and visual imagery of the richly varied achievements and experiences of women and girls throughout the world. Their goal is to share these experiences to spread greater understanding and awareness across genders, cultures, races and classes within our community and worldwide.
Their Museum Gift Shop is located in front, so you can visit it anytime without an admission fee. Browse through a variety of art, crafts, and gift items made by local and regional women artists, as well as a selection of fair-trade items that support women-focused organizations around the world.
Their Museum Café is a petit European café with seating looking out onto beautiful Wall Street. Enjoy locally-made chocolates and pastries, as well as organic, fair-trade coffee, and a selection of healthy wraps and salads. Admission is charged.
35 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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