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We Will Not be Silenced: Standing for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

A series of photographs and sculptures bring voice to the international Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement through the lens of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Comanche Nation, Lumbee, and other Native American artists.   

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Pilobolus: The Big Five-OH!

BAC hosts world-renown modern dance company Pilobolus! Help us celebrate their 50th year in existence, breaking boundaries and promoting radical creativity.   

Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Jose Hernandez

Mariachi Sol de México® de Jóse Hernàndez

Mariachi Sol de México® de Jóse Hernàndez takes center stage at BAC in an electrifying performance that is sure to bring liveliness and fun to all ages.   

Katie Miller, Boy with a Tangled Earphone, 2014, oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.

The Way I’m Wired: Artist Reflections on Neurodiversity

Everyone’s brain is wired differently. This exhibition invites artists to share their lived experiences with neurodiversity and how these experiences have impacted their work as an artist.  

Richard Ritter, Clear Disk Bowl with Sanding Etching, and Yellow and White Cane (detail), 1981, blown and sandblasted glass, 3.25 x 10.25 x 10.25 inches. Gift of the Artist.

Cultivating Collections: Glass

Cultivating Collections is a multi-year series of exhibitions that highlights specific areas of the WCU Fine Art Museum’s Collection, which includes over 1,800 works of art in a wide range of media by artists of the Americas.  

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The Nutcracker, Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

The Ballet Conservatory returns for its 5th Nutcracker tour to Western Carolina University, in its 13th season. Their magically festive, full-length Nutcracker production, features professional classical dancers and the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville's celebrated company.  

Amber Rousseau, Rubbish, 2022, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches

BFA Portfolio Exhibition 2022

This exhibition highlights the work of undergraduate students from WCU's School of Art and Design and services as a preface to their forthcoming careers as professional artists.  

Corita Kent, stars, 1967, serigraph, 30 x 36 inches. Photo credit: Northeast Document Conservation Center.

When Was the Last Time You Saw a Miracle? Prints by Corita Kent

In this selection of prints from the 1950s and 1960s, which are drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, Corita Kent combines vivid color with quotations, everyday slogans, and biblical scripture to create inspirational messages of hope and harmony for humankind.  

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