NPR MUSIC:
In 'Childhood's Retreat,' A Boy Climbs A Tree To View The Man He's Become

NPR Music: In 'Childhood's Retreat,' A Boy Climbs A Tree To View The Man He's Become

BY: TOM HUIZENGA

Although it closed 60 years ago, Black Mountain College keeps on giving. In its heyday, the liberal arts institution near Asheville, N.C., counted many of the mid-century's great artistic thinkers, including John Cage, Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Buckminster Fuller, Francine du Plessy Gray and Robert Rauschenberg, among its faculty and students.

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