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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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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 Fine Art Museum exhibit examines use of color in art
Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum will host an exhibition that explores the use and meaning of color in art, opening Thursday, Feb. 18. “Color + Theory: Past and Present” celebrates modern and contemporary artists, examining how color in terms of tone, contrast and combinations influences viewers of a medium. The exhibition will include prints […]

WCU Fine Art Museum hosts exhibit by acclaimed Cherokee artist Wilnoty
An exhibition of works by renowned sculptor John Julius Wilnoty of Cherokee continues on display at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum through Friday, March 25. A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Wilnoty’s pieces are often complex and intricate, sometimes with smaller designs of birds and animals appearing within figures of larger […]

Handmade Holiday Sale scheduled for Nov. 20
The annual Handmade Holiday Sale will be held in the Star Atrium adjacent to the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.

Fine Art Museum hosting works by MFA candidates
Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is partnering with the WCU School of Art and Design in the presentation of new work by candidates in the master of fine arts program.

‘Connections’ exhibit open at WCU’s Fine Art Museum
WCU’s Fine Art Museum is presenting a contemporary exhibit pairing photography and lithography that is intended to challenge the way beliefs about the natural world are formed.