Looking Back: Celebrating 60 Years of Collecting at the Asheville Art Museum is an exhibition which examines various ways to look at art and different relationships between art, artist and observer. Looking Back celebrates the Asheville Art Museum’s collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries and highlights some of the Museum’s holdings in Southeastern and Western North Carolina artists. It also celebrates the generosity of collectors and community supporters who have helped to develop the permanent collection over the past 60 years. This exhibition represents approximately 3% of the Museum’s holdings. The permanent collection of the Asheville Art Museum is a rich resource for residents of and visitors to Western North Carolina. The collection has experienced dramatic growth over the past 12 years and continues to expand today.