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John Julius Wilnoty, Beetle, oak burl wood carving, 4.25 x 9 x 4.625 inches

Spark of the Eagle Dancer: The Collecting Legacy of Lambert Wilson

This exhibition celebrates the legacy of Lambert Wilson, a passionate collector of contemporary Native American art who encountered a beloved Cherokee sculpture as a student at Western Carolina University and decided to devote his life to supporting and encouraging Native artists.   

Photo courtesy of David Sedaris. Image taken by Anne Fishbein.

An Evening with David Sedaris

The best-selling author and well-known NPR humorist, playwright, and comedian David Sedaris returns to Cullowhee for An Evening with David Sedaris.   

Image courtesy of AMP Artists.

Coco Live-to-Film Concert

Coco Live-to-Film Concert features a screening of the complete Disney Pixar film with Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed live by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México.  

BFA Portfolio Exhibition 2023

Experience work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the WCU School of Art and Design.  

Photo courtesy of Western Carolina University Photo Services.

The Nutcracker feat. The Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Join Bardo Arts Center for a magically festive, full-length version of The Nutcracker featuring professional classical dancers and the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville’s celebrated pre-professional company.  

Image courtesy of Michael Yannette.

Fantasia on Mysterium: The Epic Immersive Theatrical Recital

Fantasia on Mysterium: The Epic Immersive Theatrical Recital its audience on a visually immersive journey through the life and music of Russian composer and virtuoso pianist Alexander Scriabin.   

Image courtesy of IMG Artists.

Sing and Swing: A Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Production

Celebrate the Great American Songbook in all of its playful — and sophisticated — glory, brought to life by two of this generation’s brightest stars.  

Image courtesy of IMG Artists.

Trailblazing Women of Country: A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly

Trailblazing Women of Country,will entertain and inspire audiences during this pivotal moment in our nation’s history, featuring soloists, Miko Marks, CMT's 2022, "Next Woman of Country"; and Nashville-based singer, Kristina Train, supported by a 5-member all-female band.   

Courtney M. Leonard - BREACH: Logbook23 | CORIOLIS, installation view at WCU Fine Art Museum

Courtney M. Leonard - BREACH: Logbook23 | CORIOLIS

Immerse yourself in the latest WCU Fine Art Museum exhibition, which explores cultural and historical connections to water, fishing practices, and sustainability. Created by Shinnecock Nation, ceramic artist Courtney M. Leonard.  

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