The John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center is proud to be a part of the rich cultural and artistic legacy found in this region. Newly restructured as a combined and collective center for the arts, Bardo Arts Center is a central and pivotal destination for the arts in Western North Carolina. Home to an elegant 1,000-seat performance hall and an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, Bardo Arts Center serves the campus and community year-round through performance and visual arts programming.
Curated by Dr. Stephanie Beck Cohen, Soft Diplomacy explores quilts made in Liberia, West Africa, and gifted across the Atlantic Ocean as part of cultural diplomacy with the United States.Click here to learn more
World-class musicians, and an award-winning voice seamlessly set the stage for a one-of-a-kind, must see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music.Click here to learn more
One of the tightest cross-cultural collaborations in musical history, the Nile Project brings together artists from the 11 Nile countries, representing over 450 million people, to compose new songs that combine the rich diversity of one of the oldest places on Earth.Click here to learn more