Tucked between June’s release of the Wonder Woman movie and the sequel coming in 2019, is a fascinating exhibition coming to the Asheville museum dedicated to the accomplishments of women throughout history.
The tentative opening date is Friday, September 15, 2017 but is not yet confirmed. (We can’t seem to find notice on the website, so Flood recommends you call (828) 785-5722 to confirm the new exhibition has been completed before heading out.)
Tucked in at Wall Street, a cozy pedestrian thoroughfare in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, the aSHEville Museum (get it?) sits in the kind of trendy modern glass boutique storefront you might expect in Soho or Paris. Just inside you will find an equally well-appointed gift shop stuffed full of clever and beautifully crafted items of the type found on annual pilgrimages to the famous Stationary Convention at New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.
Beyond the Gift Shop, lies the museum where admission is on a “pay as you choose” sliding scale from $5-15 per visitor. There you find an abundance of exhibits featuring the accomplishments of both famous and everyday historical women. (Full disclosure: I attempted without success to connect for a brief tour of the museum and Wonder Woman exhibition preparations while writing this article.)
If you do run into Swann, who (wo)mans the front desk Friday evenings until closing at 9pm, you will also find one of Asheville’s most prominent local business boosters directing tourists and visitors to local attractions and steering guests towards the best restaurants in an around Wall Street, a kind of pedestrian cobblestone plaza that is also reminiscent of European street life right in the heart of downtown Asheville.
For anxious Wonder Woman movie fans, it’s a long wait until December 2019. The aSHEville Museum Wonder Woman Show is the perfect filling between the two blockbuster movies: An entertaining and carefully curated show about a classic American pop-culture phenomenon by Asheville’s keen historian of women’s history.
Holiday Gift Alert: The Wonder Woman exhibition could mean Asheville is provisioned with some kinds of Wonder Woman ephemera just in time for the Holiday Gift Season fast upon us.
For more information about aSHEville Museum visit www.ashevillemuseum.com or just go visit at 35 Wall Street, Asheville, North Carolina, 28801.
Note: Images were specifically selected for this article may or may not be featured in the actual Wonder Woman exhibition. (No one has seen it!) You’ll have to go to find out. Thanks for reading – TR, Flood Social Sales Director, Asheville