John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

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WCU COLLECTS
RECENT ACQUISITIONS 

Exhibition: October 3, 2017- January 26, 2018
Reception: October 5 from 5-7pm

Galen Frost, WCU Fine Art Museum Collection



  

 

This exhibition showcases a selection of artworks given to the Museum during the past two years and includes a number of artists not previously represented...

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LINING:SHEATHING

Exhibition: January 16 - May 4
Reception: April 19 from 5-7pm

LINING:SHEATHING



  

 

The focal point of this installation from artists Denise Bookwalter and Lee Running is a room-size tent suspended beneath a skylight. The tent is made from large printed and dyed textile panels which create a space that viewers can enter. Viewers are invited to try on one of the handmade garments and view the series of eight queen bed sized woodblock prints on handmade paper. 


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WILLIE COLE:
SOLES AND BOARDS
FROM HIGHPOINT EDITIONS

Exhibition: January 16 - May 4

Willie Colge



  

 

Since 1989, Willie Cole has employed the image of the clothes iron in his work. Cole morphs this utilitarian object to represent and reference a range of associations from African masks to scarification to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. This exhibition presents prints from Cole’s time working at Highpoint Editions in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 2011-2012. 


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ALUMNI INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION  

Exhibition: February 13 – May 4, 2018 
Reception: February 15, 2018 

Alumni Invitational



  

 

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the College of Fine & Performing Arts, the WCU Fine Art Museum invites 12 accomplished alumni of the School of Art & Deign back to campus for this exhibition.  


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50th ANNUAL JURIED
UNDERGRADUATE EXHIBITION

Exhibition: February 27 - March 30, 2018 
Reception: Thursday, March 22 from 5-7pm 

Alumni Invitational



  

 

 Dr. Beth HinderliterAssociate Professor of Cross Disciplinary Studies at James Madison University of James Madison University, serves as juror for this creative expression in a variety of media by undergraduates at Western Carolina University. 


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Click here to learn about the Masters of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions from the WCU School of Art and Design. 

DIRTMAKER


Permanent Exhibition

Dirtmaker

  

This is a permanent sculpture installation on the WCU hiking trail that can be viewed year-round; the trailhead near the WCU Heath and Human Sciences building. 


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Admission is free and open to the public for all WCU Fine Art Museum exhibitions and receptions. 

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