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Reggae Boyz Film Still

Reggae Boyz

Reggae Boyz uses pop cultures’ most transcendent forces – sports and music – to delve into the heart and soul of Jamaica. The documentary tells the inspiring story of the Jamaica National Soccer Team's 2014 journey to the World Cup.   

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Taller Lenateros Video Tour

Enjoy a studio tour from featured artists in the WCU Fine Art Museum permanent collection, Taller Leñateros, exploring some of their techniques and materials used to make artist books.   

Picture a Scientist

Picture a Scientist

A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist, lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science, providing perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.  

Carolyn Grosch, Curator of the WCU Fine Art Museum

Cultivating Collections Video Tour

Join Carolyn Grosch, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the WCU Fine Art Museum for a video tour of Cultivating Collections: Paintings, Ceramics, and Works by Latinx and Latin American Artists.   

Taller Lenateros Book Arts

Cultivating Collections: Works by Latinx and Latin American Artists

Learn more about this dynamic exhibition and explore a video tour from one of the featured artists, the Taller Leñateros, or Woodlanders Workshop, a community of Maya printmakers, papermakers, and book artists in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.   

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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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