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Bardo Arts Center Blog

Explore our blog to discover upcoming events and experiences from the WCU Fine Art Museum and the Bardo Arts Center (BAC) Performance Hall

Black Violin

Black Violin

Combining classical training and hip-hop influences, Black Violin creates a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as "classical boom". NPR took note and declared “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation”.   

Carrie Mae Weems, Color, Real, and Imagined

Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects

On February 1, 2021, the WCU Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center will open Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects. The exhibition includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality.  

Peking Acrobats performing

Peking Acrobats

Peking Acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control.  

Christopher Morgan, Cloud Telos Banner Graphic Design

BFA Portfolio Exhibition 2021

Experience work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the WCU School of Art and Design. This exhibition highlights their comprehensive course of study at Western Carolina University and serves as a preface to their forthcoming careers as professional artists.  

Nutcracker Promo Image

The Nutcracker, Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

The Ballet Conservatory returns for its 4th Nutcracker tour to Western Carolina University, in its 12th season. Their magically festive, full-length Nutcracker production, features professional classical dancers and the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville's celebrated company.  

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