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.