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Denise Drury, Interim Director, 828/227-3591, ddrury@wcu.edu
199 Centennial Drive | Cullowhee, NC 28723

NEW Museum Hours

Monday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed weekends and university holidays.  
*Also open one hour before each Galaxy of Stars performance, selected Saturday "Family Art Days" and for other special events.

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Fine & Performing Arts Center

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Fine and Performing Arts Center

Evening image of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

Group discussing the exhibit "INSPIRED DESIGN: Jacquard & Entrepreneurial Textiles" on display January 22- March 8, 2009

Group discussing the exhibit "INSPIRED DESIGN: Jacquard & Entrepreneurial Textiles" on display January 22- March 8, 2009

Fine Art Museum Releases

WCU’s Bardo Arts Center earns national accolade
WCU's John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center was recently included on a list of “The 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers” by BestValueSchools.com.

Art museum hosting summer exhibitions May through September
Featuring the works of teachers from across the state who link children to the world of art, “North Carolina Art Educators” opens Thursday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

WCU Fine Art Museum to host ‘Remote Sites of War’ exhibition
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will present a spring exhibition titled “Remote Sites of War,” featuring more than 110 works by North Carolina-based artists Todd Drake, Skip Rohde and Christopher Sims.

WCU, Green Energy Park to host ‘Iron Pour’ April 5
Artists from Western Carolina University and throughout Western North Carolina will give new meaning to the term “fired up” as WCU’s Fine Art Museum hosts an “iron pour” Saturday, April 5, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro.

Bisese exhibit opening Jan. 16 at Fine Art Museum
“Good Thoughts Better,” Edward J. Bisese’s display of paintings, drawings and objects celebrating both the beautiful and grotesque, will open with an artist talk and reception.