Black Mountain College was an exemplary, the hub of free education, the most unique art/design school of the 20th century, founded for those creating non-mainstream art. Located in North Carolina, it was utopian and it has become a myth despite the fact that it existed only 24 years. Opened in 1933, Black Mountain, which was never accredited, attracted some of the most innovative talents of the 20th century. Merce Cunningham and John Cage were there; Josef Albers (below) and his wife Anni from the Bauhaus fled Nazi Germany and arrived to Black Mountain; William de Kooning taught there while his wife Elaine studied painting; Albert Einstein was on its advisory council, and Natash Goldowsky from the Manhattan Projects taught courses in chemistry and mathematics; Fuller Buckminster first built his famed dome in its campus; among those studied in this intellectual hub were Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Franz Kline, Robert Mothderwell, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Ruth Asawa. A new exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933-1957” at the Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art comes to examines its legacy, curated by Helen Molesworth.