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Bardo Arts Center Blog

Bardo Arts Center turns 15 this year! Celebrate by exploring our blog to discover upcoming events and experiences from the WCU Fine Art Museum and the Bardo Arts Center (BAC) Performance Hall. Learn about exhibitions, film screenings, and other opportunities. Please note: Bardo Arts Center is now open to the general public. Find visiting guidelines at arts.wcu.edu/reopening.

Coded Bias Film Still

Coded Bias

This documentary explore the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.  

Digali’i Native American Student Organization in collaboration with Joel Queen, We only want to be seen as human, 2009, pottery and recycled satellite dish, 75 inches diameter, Gift of the Digali’i Native American Student Organization

Cultivating Collections

In 2020, Cultivating Collections features paintings, ceramics, and Works by Latinx and Latin American artists. Working under Curator Carolyn Grosch, undergraduate students in WCU’s Exhibition Practicum course assisted in the selection of works to display, interviewed artists, and evaluated strengths and opportunities for the collection.  

2018 Handmade Holiday Sale

11th Annual Handmade Holiday Sale

The 11th Annual Handmade Holiday Sale is a juried arts and crafts sale hosted by Bardo Arts Center. This year, the event will be held 100% online, featuring access to high-quality, handmade gifts created by WCU students, staff, and alumni. Items for sale include artwork, ceramics, sculpture, wearable accessories, and other handmade craft items. The vendor application is now available. Vendors will be selected by November 1.  

The 11th Annual Handmade Holiday Sale is a juried arts and crafts sale hosted by Bardo Arts Center. This year, the event will be held 100% online, featuring access to high-quality, handmade gifts created by WCU students, staff, and alumni.  

Great Smoky Mountains

Sonic Histories Art Contest

Sounding WCU builds upon ongoing initiatives to position our campus as a creative community welcome to all. Students currently enrolled at WCU are invited to submit an original artwork that responds to the Sonic Histories project, a research initiative that explores contested and erased sites on campus. Students from historically oppressed and underrepresented groups are encouraged to submit.   

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