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.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Bardo Arts Center and the entire Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts will be cancelling all face-to-face events for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.
This includes the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, which will remain closed until further notice.
For ticket refund information, virtual event opportunities, and more, please read our full update here: ARTS.WCU.EDU/COVID-19
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.