The last day of my Road Scholar Asheville adventure included a visit to the Asheville Art Museum. It is a gem of a small city Art Museum. Pictures were, for the most part, not allowed but I was able to get a great shot of the restroom for my street art expert boss Charlene. Another sign that it was time to return to NYC was the Minna Citron exhibit. She was an NYC artist whose early drawings of the City in the 30's were special. I had to go to Asheville to see her work.
While the Jewish Community of Ashville had been briefly mentioned in the Road Scholar walks and lectures and we did pass a synagogue and a Jewish Community Center, I learned a lot more about the history of the Asheville Jewish Community from a book I bought in the gift shop called, The Family Store: A History of Jewish Businesses In Downtown Asheville, 1880-1990. Fascinating! The book was based on an exhibit created by History-At-Hand a few years ago. Will explore this in more detail when/if I return to Asheville.