Open year-round, the WCU Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center features four galleries, a growing permanent collection, and exhibitions highlighting regional, national, and international artists. The museum facilitates scholarly research and provides life-long learning opportunities for individuals of all ages by collecting, interpreting, and showcasing cross-cultural innovation in contemporary art.
May 29 –August 25 2017
Reception June 15, 2017
Barbara Tyroler is an artist, photographer, educator, and community worker based in Chapel Hill, NC. This exhibition features select works from her water portrait photography. Her water portraits of individuals, groups, and couples are semi-abstractions produced from within or outside of various swimming pools...
May 29 - July 29, 2017
Reception July 27, 2017
This exhibition features the work of seventeen artists who produced vitreographs at Littleton Studios. Vitreographs are prints made from a glass matrix instead of a traditional material such as metal, wood, or stone...
May 29 - November 10, 2017
Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics
This exhibition features the work of 11 Cherokee artists, such as Joel Queen and Davey Arch, and brings together both historic and contemporary pottery techniques. The pottery of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians originated in Western North Carolina nearly 3,000 years ago...
With nearly 10,000 feet of gallery space, the WCU Fine Art Museum features a growing permanent collection and an exciting exhibition schedule of contemporary art. Explore on your own or join a docent-led tour for an interactive art adventure.
The WCU Fine Art Museum serves as a learning laboratory, stressing exploration while challenging contemporary artists to create new art forms, utilizing both conventional tools and processes as well as new modes of expression and state-of-the-art technology.
We facilitate scholarly research, interactive art education, academic curriculum support, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration, and life-long learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.
The WCU Fine Art Museum provides visitors with opportunities to join the ongoing dialogue about contemporary art and its diverse forms and processes. Exhibitions act as a vehicle for communication and serves as a bridge between contemporary artwork.